Muse to headline War Child Brit Awards Concert

Muse have been confirmed as the headliners for this year's War Child Brit Awards Concert.

Taking place two nights before the Brits music awards bash, it marks the start of the 20th anniversary for the War Child charity.

The band are up for two Brit Awards this year, for best British Group and British Live Act.

Matt Bellamy, the band's frontman, said: "We are proud to have a continuing association with War Child, who have been doing amazing work over the last 20 years."

Muse have been nominated for two Brit awards this year Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

"It's great to see their efforts being recognised at this year's Brits and we are really looking forward to playing this special show for them."

The Brit Awards Concerts have raised more than £600,000 in the last four years, with performances from Coldplay, The Killers, Blur, Kasabian, Ed Sheeran and Mark Ronson.

The London gig, which will feature another act yet to be announced, takes place at the 02 Shepherd's Bush Empire on February 18.

Proceeds will go towards War Child's work with children in war zones around the world.