V&A London and Pink Floyd will present a unique exhibition to mark 50 years since the band released their first single 'Arnold Layne', opening in May 2017.
The exhibition will chronicle the music, iconic visuals and staging of the band, from the underground psychedelic scene in 1960s London to the present day, illustrating their pioneering use of technology, imagery and social commentary. It will feature artefacts including never-before-seen material, alongside works from the V&A’s outstanding collections.
The Floyd related items listed are diverse, ranging from the Azimuth Coordinator developed for the band, which allowed keyboardist, Richard Wright to pan the output of their quadrophonic sound system around venue spaces in the late '60s, to a photo of punk icon, Jonn Lydon wearing his now infamous I Hate Pink Floyd T-shirt.
Other Highlights include spectacular set and construction pieces from some of Pink Floyd’s most innovative and legendary album covers and stage performances including The Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall and The Division Bell, instruments, original designs, architectural drawings, handwritten lyrics and psychedelic prints and posters.
Previous V&A exhibitions about British music icons include the record-breaking 'David Bowie Is' in 2013.
The Exhibition will open on Saturday, 13 May 2017, running until 10 October 2017. Presented by the V&A, Pink Floyd and Iconic Entertainment Studios.