The Vaccines confirmed as third headliner for Liverpool Sound City

Roni Size, Fucked Up, Sean Lennon and Unknown Mortal Orchestra also join bill

The Vaccines have been confirmed as the third, and final, headliners of this year’s Liverpool Sound City.

They join Belle & Sebastian and The Flaming Lips on the line-up for the event, which takes place in May. The Vaccines will perform on the first night of the festival with Belle & Sebastian appearing on May 24 while The Flaming Lips appear on the 23rd.

The Vaccines frontman Justin Young says: “Liverpool is a city we love and it’s a real privilege to play on the first night of the new-look Sound City. It’s going to be a big night!”

Also new to the line-up today are Roni Size, Fucked Up, Sean Lennon’s The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger, former Supergrass front man Gaz Coombes, Jane Weaver and Unknown Mortal Orchestra.

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.

The Vaccines will perform live at the NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas. They will be joined on the bill by Run The Jewels and Royal Blood. The awards show takes place at the O2 Academy Brixton, London, on February 18, with tickets available now.