The Flaming Lips to play free Yonge-Dundas Square show at NXNE 2012

April 17, 2012
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The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne at Osheaga music festival 2011, Montreal - photo by Liz Keith, Music ViceFlame on!

THE FLAMING LIPS have been announced as Saturday night headliners for this year’s North By North East (NXNE) music festival in Toronto this June.

Wayne Coyne and his fantastic band of merry-makers will light up Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto on Saturday, 16 June at 22:00 with a free show. This Saturday night headline spot was previously played by Devo in 2011 and Iggy Pop and The Stooges in 2010.

Having The Flaming Lips as the 2012 headliners for NXNE establishes the festival as Toronto’s number one – as if there was any doubt.

However, the one big dilemma now facing music fans in Toronto is how they can possibly be at two unmissable concerts at the same time – with Radiohead playing a massive sold-out concert up at Downsview Park on the same Saturday night, June 16th. Leading bio-molecular scientists in Toronto have been alerted to the problem, with cloning seemingly the only solution to this crux…

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