The headliner for the first ever transmission at Live from Jodrell Bank will be The Flaming Lips!

They will bring their space-influenced alternative and ground-breaking rock music to this legendary Northern landmark. Hailing from Oklahoma City and founded by the eclectic Wayne Coyne, the band have been named as one of the '50 Bands to See Before You Die' (Q Magazine).

Famed for their elaborate live shows featuring costumes, balloons, puppets, video projections, complex stage light configurations, giant hands and frontman Wayne Coynes’ signature man-sized bubble, The Flaming Lips are the perfect partner to the backdrop of the third largest steerable radio telescope in the world that will be used as a massive projection screen!