It’s new for 2009, it’s fresh, and quite frankly I’m surprised it’s not been done before! Welcome to the world of the British Music Experience. The attraction opened in March this year, in the O2 Bubble in London, and is the only permanent attraction dedicated to British music in the country.
Visitors to the attraction are in for a fun, informative, and above all, interactive musical education! There’s the chance to find out about decades of different musical trends, and how they influenced everything from art, to fashion and politics. The BME also allows you the chance to download music from their archives.
Wannabe musicians will love the Gibson Interactive Studio, where you can play on the famous Gibson Guitars, and try out Baldwin Pianos, Slingerland Drums, and other instruments. Visit at the right time, and you might also get the chance to attend one of the BME’s workshops, masterclasses, and concerts, featuring some of the best in the business.
To complete your day out, there’s also many displays to browse through, featuring some familiar items of British music memorabilia. The team behind this attraction have sourced a wide variety of display items, from a vintage Amy Winehouse dress, to Noel Gallaghers Epiphone Union Jack Guitar, and David Bowie’s famous Ashes to Ashes Clown outfit. All in all, there’s hundreds of music stars featured, all under one roof! Look out for The Beatles, Cilla Black, Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Take That, The Spice Girls, and many more!
The BME is open all year round, and can’t wait to welcome you in to experience the best of British Music They’ve also made visiting that much easier by introducing a technologically advanced smart ticket, which allows you entry, and also unlocks many exciting interactive elements inside the attraction. Once you’ve been there, done that, and quite possibly got the t-shirt, you may also want to log on to www.britishmusicexperience.com for further information on all parts of the exhibition.
Music.co.uk thinks this sounds like a pretty awesome day out, especially considering the curators behind the project have previously worked for the EMI Archive Trust, The Grammy Museum in L.A, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, USA. The project also has the support of PRS for Music, Getty Images, Gibson Guitar, and Sennheiser. All these organisations are committed to bringing the best out of music and the music industry in some way, and are committed to sponsoring the British Music Experience, which is run as a charitable foundation.
But enough with the detail, and on with the show! If you want to find out all there is to know about rock ‘n’ roll, blues, jazz, pop, reggae and more, or simply want an entertaining day out, then why not visit www.britishmusicexperience.com and book your tickets now!
Join in the British Music Celebration, you know you want to?!