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The Flaming Lips are to headline Liverpool Sound City 2015

03 December 2014, 15:19 | Written by Laurence Day

Liverpool Sound City 2015 has confirmed that The Flaming Lips will headline the festival.

This slot will be the psych troupe's first Liverpool date in 15 years, and follows the news that Scottish indie outfit Belle and Sebastian will also headline.

Wayne Coyne, the Flaming Lips' frontman, said:

“We are lucky to have a "place" associated with our identity. We hail from Oklahoma City and even though I've lived there my whole life, and the band has always been from there, we are probably more influenced by the city of Liverpool because of the Beatles and our curiosity about their life.”

Sound City's Dave Pichilingi added:

“We’ve moved to an incredible new location and we are delivering on our promise to showcase the biggest and best bands in the world. We are delighted to have The Flaming Lips for 2015, a band we have wanted on the bill since our first year and a band with a massive connection with the city. We couldn’t have booked a better act to play at the beginning of our next chapter, it’s going to be an amazing spectacle right on the banks of the Mersey. Unmissable.”

Liverpool Sound City runs between 22-24 May. The Sound City conference takes place on 21-22 May. Wristbands are available to buy now from here.

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