Public Enemy, the Flaming Lips to headline Maverick Music Festival

San Antonio music festival takes over La Villita in April

Photo Courtesy: MaverickMusicFestival.com
Photo Courtesy: MaverickMusicFestival.com

SAN ANTONIO – Whether you’re more inclined to battle pink robots -- as opposed to fighting the powers that be -- you won’t have to struggle to find a band you like at this year’s Maverick Music Festival.

Pioneering hip hop group and 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Public Enemy and psych-rock legends the Flaming Lips are among the first bands announced Monday for the fourth edition of the San Antonio festival, which will take place April 8 and 9, in Maverick Plaza, at La Villita.

Also announced Monday are ‘80s Australian rockers The Church (they of the “Under the Milky Way” fame) and New York indie duo The Drums.

The Oklahoma City-based Flaming Lips made recent headlines when they announced a co-tour with pop megastar Miley Cyrus, in which Cyrus and the Lips would be performing in the nude and encouraging audience members to attend naked as well.

Public Enemy co-founder Chuck D has also been in the news recently, sharing thoughts on everyone from Bill Cosby to the #blacklivesmatter movement.

Tickets for Maverick Music Festival will cost between $69-$169 for two day passes.

Past performers include The Toadies, Cake and Cypress Hill.

More bands will be announced soon. 

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