Australian Pink Floyd Show To Play Jodrell Bank
The Australian Pink Floyd Show will play at the Jodrell Bank Observatory in the shadow its giant Lovell Telescope on July 6, it’s been confirmed.
Officially approved by Floyd themselves, the outfit have won a stack of awards for their show, which includes lighting based on the original band’s concerts and original Floyd props. They even performed at David GIlmour’s 50th birthday party.
The collective headline Transmission 004, the latest in a series of outdoor events at the Cheshire observatory. In doing so they’ll follow in the tracks of The Flaming Lips, whose frontman Wayne Coyne said: “To stand here in the symbolic shadow of this great achievement, I think, is the greatest place to be on all of planet Earth right now.”
The gig celebrates the 40th anniversary of classic Floyd album The Dark Side Of The Moon.
The Australian Pink Floyd Show comment: “The music and spirit of Pink Floyd very much embodies ambition and a sense of wonder at the expanses that lie within and without us all. Throughout the band’s work there are references to space, the planets and the known – and unknown – universe around us.
“We’re delighted to have the opportunity to perform some of this wonderful music against such an amazing backdrop. For us to be a footnote in Jodrell Bank history is truly an honour.”
The Transmission series of concerts has won awards in its own right: the Flaming Lips’ inaugural show won Best Outdoor Event 2011 and Tranmission 002 won for Best Extra Activity in 2012. The “extras” included a live link up to a Chile observatory, a Mars Rover prototype, mathematical origami and projections onto the 76m Lowell Telescope.
Tickets for Live At Jodrell Bank Transmission 004: The Australian Pink Floyd Show are on sale tomorrow (Friday). Admission includes access to the complex Discovery Centre.