News just in: Pink Floyd are taking centre stage at the V&A next year. This morning, the museum announced a major retrospective of the band, which will mark 50 years since the release of their debut single 'Arnold Layne' in spring 1967.
'The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains' will be an 'immersive, multi-sensory and theatrical journey' through the band's history, from their beginnings in 1960s London to the present day.
The exhibition will celebrate the band's influential composition, staging, design, film, music technology and photography, featuring set pieces from some of Pink Floyd's iconic album covers and stage performances as well as more than 350 objects and artefacts, some of which have never been seen before by the public.
Visitors will also witness never-before-seen concert footage and a 'custom-designed laser light show.'
Pink Floyd are one of the best-selling bands in the world, with over 200 million albums sold worldwide, and are known for their pop culture imagery as much as their music. One of which – pigs flying over Battersea Power Station – the V&A borrowed this morning to mark their announcement...
'Pink Floyd is an impressive and enduring British design story of creative success,' said Martin Roth, director of the V&A, adding: 'The exhibition will locate them within the history of performance, design and musical production by presenting and complementing the material from Pink Floyd's own archive with the V&A's unrivalled collections in architecture, design, graphics and literature.'
The exhibition will open on May 13 2017 and run for 20 weeks. Tickets for 'The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains' go on sale this morning.
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