Muse will give their sole European festival performance this summer at Britain's V Festival, organizers said today.

The alternative rock trio is the first act confirmed to the line-up for this year's Virgin Mobile-sponsored fest, which will take place Aug. 16 - 17 at Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Stafford. Tickets go on sale March 7.

Muse has emerged as one of Britain's bona-fide rock monsters in recent years, with a penchant for delivering impressive live performances.

The prog-rockers took out the best live act category at a string of industry galas last year, including the Brit Awards, Q Awards and MTV Europe Music Awards. The band is again in the running for the live trophy at next Wednesday's Brits in London.