Rocker Kurt Vile is set to receive the highest civilian honour in his native Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The former The War on Drugs star will be presented with the prestigious Liberty Bell Award, which recognises outstanding professional achievements and civic generosity, on 28 August (13) - the date city officials have also named Kurt Vile Day.

The singer, who hosted a parade in Philadelphia over Easter weekend (30-31Mar13), will celebrate the double honour by staging a free concert in the City Hall Courtyard prior to the award presentation.