Rockers The Flaming Lips and experimental artist Laurie Anderson have been tapped to headline the 25th annual Tibet House concert in New York.

The event, in aid of helping to preserve Tibetan culture, will celebrate its silver anniversary on 5 March (15), and organisers have lined up an impressive roster to take to the stage at the Big Apple's iconic Carnegie Hall.

In addition to The Flaming Lips and Anderson, composer Philip Glass, who serves as curator for the Tibet House concert, Tibetan musician Tenzin Choegyal, and Canadian artist Ashley MACIsaac will also be on hand for the event.

Last year (14), rock icons Iggy Pop, Patti Smith and New Order performed unforgettable sets at the concert, while other past performers include Paul Simon, Lou Reed, David Bowie and R.E.M.