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The Flaming Lips to headline Liverpool Sound City

Band join Belle & Sebastian on line-up for 2015 event

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The Flaming Lips have been announced as headliners for Liverpool Sound City.

The US band, fronted by Wayne Coyne, will make their return to the city for the first time since 2000 when they play live as part of next year's event. The group will perform on May 23.

Said lead singer Wayne Coyne: "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."

It was previously revealed that Belle & Sebastian will also headline Liverpool Sound City. The Scottish band were the first confirmed headliners for next year's event, which will celebrate its eighth birthday in 2015. A third headliner will be announced shortly.

Liverpool Sound City runs from May 21-24 next year and will take place at the Bramley Moore Dock for the first time. The venue will provide a main hub of pop-up stages, tents and the festival's first ever outdoor stage. Belle & Sebastian perform on May 24.

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