Marking the 50th Anniversary of their classic album The Dark Side Of The Moon, Pink Floyd will release a 30-minute film documenting the recent Australian eclipse.
Entitled Eclipse, the film follows a number of lucky Pink Floyd fans. Dubbed The Astronome Domine Eight, they were given the exclusive opportunity to visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Marine Park in Exmouth, Western Australia, and listen to The Dark Side Of The Moon on headphones alongside a purpose-built pyramid on a deserted beach, while viewing an extraordinary and rare total solar eclipse.
The documentary was created by the group’s long-time Creative Consultant and Hipgnosis co-founder Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell and his team, Director Benny Trickett and Producer Fiz Oliver.
It traces the Astronome Domine Eight’s journey from applying for the trip through to their emotional feelings afterwards. Locals in the area and thousands of others who had also made the historic trip to Exmouth to be part of the experience were also interviewed as part of the documentary.
The film will premiere exclusively on the band’s YouTube channel as part of “Pink Floyd Fridays” on October 13 at 5 pm U.K. time.
This year will also witness another major eclipse on October 14 across the Americas. Pink Floyd are running a campaign across the band’s social media accounts encouraging local fans to play The Dark Side Of The Moon during the eclipse and upload videos and photos of their experiences using #pfeclipse. The best of these will be reposted across the Pink Floyd social media pages.
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