The band make a meteoric rise after playing on the NME Stage in 2004...

Scissor Sisters are to headline this year’s V FESTIVAL, NME.COM can exclusively reveal.

The band are the first headline act to be announce for the tenth annual festival, following their appearance on the NME Stage last year with their biggest British show to date.

Festival Director Bob Angus said: “Their performance on the NME Stage at last year’s festival is hailed as pivotal to this breakthrough. They continually receive rave reviews for their releases and we can’t wait to be blown away by another live performance again this year. In the coming weeks we plan to unveil a phenomenal joint headline act, who, with the Scissor Sisters, will make it one of our best line ups yet – worthy of our tenth anniversary status!”

This year’s festival takes place over the weekend of August 20-21, at Hylands Park in Chelmsford and Weston Park in Stafford.

See this week’s NME, which is out today in London and nationwide on Wednesday, for more bands set to play this year’s V Festival.