Battersea Power Station is being taken over by Pink Floyd – and it’s not even open yet! Commemorating the rerelease of the band’s epic ‘Animals’ record, which features the building on the artwork, Battersea Power Station is suiting and botting with a full-on display of projected images and lighting. Having gone through a test run on Tuesday, September 27, with the first official run-through yesterday (September 28), tonight (September 29) sees the final display of the visual takeover.
Featuring remixes of ‘Pigs on the Wing 1’ and ‘Dogs’, the ‘Animals (2018 Remix)‘ release is sure to excite fans of the band. And, honestly, anyone who has yet to listen to ‘Pigs on the Wing’ all the way through is missing out. There’s a reason, after all, why ‘Dark Side of the Moon‘ is such a legendary record, and why tracks such as ‘Wish You Were Here’ and ‘Comfortably Numb’ still hang around in the collective consciousness.
The light show comes in the wake of a cryptic Instagram post from the band, where they wrote “To mark the release of Pink Floyd’s Animals 2018 Remix, London’s Battersea Power Station will be an eminently suitable canvas next Wednesday and Thursday, between 8:30pm – 11pm”. Fans of the band hoped that Algie The Pig, from the Animals album artwork, might be making a return to the London sky. What they got, instead, was a no less impressive light show that took over a veritable London institution.
How to catch the light show
Fans of Pink Floyd will want to head on down to the soon-to-be-reopened Battersea Power Station to take in the light-show’s second performance tonight, between 8:30pm – 11pm. Well, maybe don’t go to the Power Station itself. You’ll probably want to be a bit of a way away from it, so you can see the show itself.
But definitely head right back down on October 14 for the Battersea Power Station grand opening.