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Another huge act announced for Galway International Arts Festival 2020

Another huge band has been announced for for the Heineken Big Top at Galway International Arts Festival in 2020.

Known as one of the best live acts in the world, The Flaming Lips will join legendary band Pixies and celebrated musician Jon Hopkins at the festival in July.

The band played the Big Top in Galway in 2018 in what was one of the most talked about gigs of the year.

Colourful balloons rained down to the familiar opening chords of hit song Do You Realize?? and at one point in the evening, lead singer Wayne Coyne parted the crowd on top of a unicorn.

Nominated for six Grammy Awards, the American band has won three – and they were nominated for a Brit Award for Best International Group in 2017.

Tomorrow Is, a song composed for SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical was nominated for the 2018 Tony Award for Best Original Score and won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Score.

Heineken Big Top audiences can look forward to a long list of hits from the band’s illustrious career. Formed in 1983, highlights of their award-winning discography include albums like The Soft Bulletin (1999), Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (2002), and Embryonic (2009). Their 15th studio album, the ‘playful, melodic, cinematic’ King’s Mouth, was released in July 2019.

The Flaming Lips will play the Heineken Big Top on Saturday 18 July 2020. Tickets, priced at €49.50, will be available for purchase HERE this Friday 29 November at 9am.
Michael Malone
Email me at editor@galwaydaily.com

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