LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26:  An inflatable pig flies above Battersea Power Station in a recreation of Pink Floyd's 'Animals' album cover on September 26, 2011 in London, England. The classic Pink Floyd album artwork was recreated to mark the release of several digitally remastered versions of their albums.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

There’s an Inflatable Pig Flying Over London Because Pink Floyd

The Great Gig, sorry, Pig In The Sky – Pink Floyd have brought one of their Animals songs to life, flying a massive inflatable pig over the skies of London. Well, over the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, anyway. The pink blimp is a creative way of announcing that the legendary prog band will be launching an art exhibition at the South London museum.

Titled The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains, the extensive exhibit will not only feature instruments, artwork, previously unseen live footage and photography, but an actual laser show, the kind of psychedelic display that’s become so synonymous with the British band.

The exhibition will launch in May 2017 and will remain open until October. It is timed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s first ever single follows on from the V&A Museum’s incredibly popular David Bowie exhibition back in 2012, and is said to be “immersive, multi-sensory and theatrical.” The extensive display will hold 350 “objects and artefacts.”



The Victoria & Albert Museum director Martin Roth believes that the venues is “Perfectly placed to exhibit the work of a band that is as recognisable for its unique visual imagery as for its music.

“Pink Floyd is an impressive and enduring British design story of creative success. Alongside creating extraordinary music, they have for over five decades been pioneers in uniting sound and vision, from their earliest 1960s performances with experimental light shows, through their spectacular stadium rock shows, to their consistently iconic album covers.”

The inflatable pig is a pretty incredible reference that any Floyd fan would immediately point out; the cover of  1977 album Animals, on which Pigs is a track, features Battersea Power Station – also in South London – with a flying pig soaring up above.

The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains runs May 13 2017 – October 1 2017. More details and tickets can be found here.

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