The series is also set to feature contributions from REM and Air...

THE BLACK CROWES and STEREOPHONICS kick off a new series of ‘LATER WITH JOOLS HOLLAND’ on April 13.

The forthcoming 17th series of the show will also feature performances from REM, Air, Manic Street Preachers and Stereo MC’s at dates yet to be confirmed.

Stereophonics, who made their TV debut on the show in 1997, and The Black Crowes, who embark on a tour of the US with Oasis this spring, will be joined on the first show by Philadelphia hip hop act Spooks.

The live performance show will be broadcast on BBC2 on a regular slot at 11.30pm, with repeats on Sundays.

The new series will be preceded on April 6 with a retrospective “best of” from last year’s series, including performances by Blur, Robbie Williams, At The Drive-In, Coldplay and All Saints, among others.