Celebration 2017 festival set for Paisley Park
Prince’s Paisley Park estate, which IQ last month revealed would be hosting concerts and live events following its reopening as a museum, has announced details of the first such event: Celebration 2017, which will “celebrate the life and legacy” of the late singer with panels, presentations and performances by his former backing musicians.
Performers at the event, which runs from 20 to 23 April, include The Revolution, Morris Day and The Time and members of The New Power Generation and 3rdeyegirl, with tickets starting at an eye-watering US$499 for general admission – $100 more than Desert Trip – or $999 for VIP passes.
Paisley Park – Prince’s 65,000sqft private estate and recording complex in Chanhassen, Minnesota, now operated by PPark Manamagent – recently opened permanently to public tours, just over six months after his death.
Prince, born Prince Rogers Nelson, died from an accidental fentanyl overdose at Paisley Park on 21 April. Read IQ’s tribute here.
Paisley Park museum to host live events
Paisley Park, Prince’s 65,000sqft private estate and recording complex in Chanhassen, Minnesota, is to be opened permanently to public tours.
The announcement was made following a unanimous decision by Chanhassen city councillors on Monday (24 October).
In addition to hosting tours – in which visitors will see “artefacts from Prince’s personal archives, including iconic concert wardrobe, awards, musical instruments, artwork, rare music and video recordings and motorcycles” – the estate, operated by PPark Management, is also hoping to turn itself into a destination for concerts and live events, a spokesman tells IQ.
“Although nothing is booked or planned at this time, Paisley Park will be hosting and available in the future for events”
“Although nothing is booked or planned at this time, Paisley Park will be hosting and available in the future for events,” he explains.
Prince died from an accidental fentanyl overdose at Paisley Park on 21 April. Read IQ’s tribute here.
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