Date: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 11:20

Legendary indie rockers The Flaming Lips are the latest headliner to be announced for the 2011 Eden Sessions and will play a show on June 30, with special guests The Go! Team and OK Go.

The Flaming Lips are renowned for their spectacular, eccentric live shows with elaborate costumes, puppets, confetti and lead-singer Wayne Coyne’s man-sized plastic bubble in which he walks over the top of crowds.

The Oklahoma quintet have thirteen studio albums behind them, including 1999’s The Soft Bulletin, 2002’s Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots and 2006’s At War With the Mystics, which achieved their highest UK album chart position of number 6.

In 2009, they released acclaimed double album Embryonic and collaborated with Stardeath, White Dwarfs, Henry Rollins and Peaches on a track-for-track cover album of Pink Floyd’s iconic Dark Side of the Moon.

The Flaming Lips have seen success at the Grammys too, winning three awards in total, including Best Rock Instrumental Performance in both 2003 and 2007. They were also nominated in the Best International Act category of the 2007 BRIT Awards.

The band’s anthemic Do You Realize?? was also named the official rock song of the state of Oklahoma in 2009 after a public vote, despite opposition from some members of the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

The Go! Team will come to Eden with tracks from their new album Rolling Blackouts, which was released last month. This latest release is their third studio album, following 2004’s Mercury-nominated Thunder, Lightning, Strike and 2007’s Proof of Youth.

Quirky Chicago alt rock four-piece OK Go have three studio albums under their belts, including last year’s acclaimed Of the Blue Colour of the Sky. In 2007, the band won the Best Short-Form Music Video Grammy for Here It Goes Again.

The Flaming Lips, The Go! Team and OK Go join Fleet Foxes and Villagers (playing on July 1) and Primal Scream and The Horrors (June 23) on the line-up for the 2011 Eden Sessions. More acts will be announced shortly.

Tjarko Wieringa, Eden Sessions Creative Director, said: “The Flaming Lips are one of the best live bands in the world and we’re hugely excited to see them play the Eden Sessions. They will be complimented brilliantly by The Go! Team and together they should make for one of the most spectacular and exciting gigs we’ve ever seen here.”

Performers at Eden in previous years include Oasis, Kasabian, Mumford & Sons, Florence and the Machine, Muse, Paul Weller, Jack Johnson, Hot Chip, Snow Patrol, Moby, PJ Harvey, The Verve, Chase & Status and many more.

There are still some places left on Eden’s Inside Track programme, which gives members a guaranteed pair of tickets to each gig as well as the opportunity to hear Sessions announcements before the general public.

Inside Track participants have a week to decide whether they want to buy their tickets before they go on general sale. Memberships can be bought at www.edensessions.com or through the Eden box office on 01726 811972.

Tickets for The Flaming Lips Eden Session cost £37.50 plus booking fee and will go on sale to Inside Track members at 6pm on Tuesday March 1 and then on general release at 6pm on Monday March 7. Tickets are available from the Eden box office on 01726 811972.

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