London’s Victoria and Albert Museum will house the special tribute to the iconic psychedelic band next spring and mark 50 years since the release of their 1967 debut single Arnold Layne.
The exhibition will feature a laser light show and previously unseen concert footage as well as more than 350 objects and artefacts including instruments, handwritten lyrics, posters, architectural drawings and psychedelic prints.
The V&A opened ticket sales and announced the exhibition by flying a giant inflatable pink pig near the museum’s entrance, a reference to the inflatable swine which once soared over Battersea power station and featured on the cover of Pink Floyd’s 1977 album Animals.
The band were founded in 1965 by students Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Richard Wright and Mason. Barrett, who parted ways with Floyd in 1968, died in 2006 and Wright died in 2008. The remaining members are collaborating for the V&A show.
“I did think we’d be short of material. That’s turned out to be entirely incorrect. I can’t tell you how much stuff won’t fit in,” said Nick Mason.
The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains opens on 13 May 2017 and runs for 20 weeks.