The Britpop stars split in 1998, after which frontwoman Louise Wener quit music to embark on a career as a novelist.

On Tuesday (14Feb17) it was announced that the group would be reuniting to play four summer shows in the U.K. in 2017 as part of touring Britpop festival Star Shaped.

An announcement on the Star Shaped Facebook page read, "This Valentines, we give you, Britpoppers, the sixth band for Star Shaped Festival: the return after nigh on 20 years, completely exclusive (for these dates only!) shows, from... Sleeper!"

With hits like Inbetweener, Sale Of The Century and Nice Guy Eddie, the band were a major act in the 1990s Britpop indie music scene led by Blur and Oasis.

Other acts performing at the Star Shaped events include The Bluetones, Space, Dodgy, My Life Story and Salad.