Nick Mason talks about Pink Floyd's history
Written by Matt   
Monday, 13 September 2004

The line-up for the 42nd Belfast Festival has been announced, and includes an evening event with Nick Mason, talking about life in Pink Floyd and the band's history.

Part of the "Sounds" set of events, the talk forms part of the promotion for his forthcoming and much anticipated book, "INSIDE OUT", which is released in October in Europe (and in Spring 2005 in the US). The Festival promotional literature quotes the following for the event:

One of the most fascinating rock bands ever, Pink Floyd was formed in 1965. The band hardly needs any introduction but the 1980s saw a rift develop between the band members which culminated in law suits. Only recently have there been reconciliations which have allowed founder member Nick Mason to write the definitive history of the band. In this special event, Mason will give fans a unique insight into Pink Floyd in the company of BBC Northern Ireland’s Ralph McLean.

The event takes part at 8pm on November 1st, at Belfast's Elmwood Hall. Tickets are already selling extremely quickly for this - helped in part for the fact that there are only 500 seats available, and tickets are a rock-bottom £5 (approximately $9) each! If you intend going to this event, we urge you to pick up your tickets soon, before they all go. It promises to be a great evening!

More details of the event can be found at the Belfast Festival website.

The Belfast Festival at Queen's is the largest festival of its kind in Ireland, and brings the best of international art to Belfast and brings international attention to the city's dynamic arts practitioners.

The Festival covers all art forms including theatre, dance, classical music, literature, jazz, comedy, visual arts, folk music and popular music, attracting over 50,000 visitors. And at least 500 Pink Floyd fans too!

In the meantime, Amazon are offering a very special pre-release deal on Nick's book, with a hefty discount at time of writing this.

Our thanks to Phil for tipping us off about this great event. Watch for our report of the event, which should be on the site a day or so after...