The Guardian festival blog: The Flaming Lips and Green Man: this week’s best UK pop and rock gigs | Music

by John Bownas
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1 The Flaming Lips

Summer wouldn’t be summer without Wayne Coyne Zorbing overhead in a giant inflatable ball at least once. Armed with heaving slacker classic She Don’t Use Jelly, cosmic lullaby Do You Realize?? and their 2017 material – described by the band as “Syd Barrett meets A$AP Rocky” – you’ll leave as euphoric as you are covered in confetti.
Birmingham, 12 August; Bristol, 13 August; Glasgow, 15 August; Nottingham, 16 August

2 Hinds

The Madrid band are masters of rabble rousing with their scrappy, sun-scorched tunes and, since the release of their debut, Leave Me Alone, they have barely been off the road. Given festival season is in its final stages, their garage rock racket ought to sound suitably unhinged.
Summerhall, Edinburgh, 16 August; Green Man, Crickhowell, 18 August

3 Green Man festival

The Brecon Beacons remains one of the most scenic outdoor sites in the country. This year marks the eco-friendly…


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