British rockers The Darkness have cemented their mass appeal after being awarded a headline slot at London's Brixton Academy to mark MTV2's fifth birthday.

The I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE band are set to headline the 30 September (03) gig - which is set to be broadcast live - alongside JANE'S ADDICTION, The Thrills, The Music and The Rapture.

And MTV spokesman CHRIS SICE is looking forward to the celebrations.

He says, "It's going to be the classic stuff, including when Courtney Love hosted the channel for 24 hours."

02/09/2003 17:16