MUSIC lovers are in for a treat as a world -famous band is about to wow audiences.

English rock band Kasabian, will be playing to fans at the Cliffs Pavilion, Station Road, Westcliff on Sunday, April 16.

John Lamb, leader of Southend Council, said he is pleased the band has shown interest in the Essex venue.

He added: “I have been a fan of rock music in the past.

“This gives their fans the opportunity to experience the culture and performance that the band will be bringing to Southend.

“For people who follow the band and rock music as a whole it will be great.”

Mr Lamb added: “I think this shows that the band recognises the culture in Southend and the support for musical and other artists in the area.

“The fact the band wants to play in Southend also shows they recognise that Southend is the place to be.

“I am sure Kasabian will be supported not only by the people of Southend but also by Essex people.”

The band’s music has been described as a mix between The Stone Roses and Primal Scream with the swagger of Oasis.

Their music has won them several awards and recognition including a Brit Award in 2010 for Best British Group,and their live performances have received praise.

The most notable shows include an appearance at the 2014 Glastonbury Festival.

The band formed in 1997 in Leicester and over the years the members have changed.