VIDEO: Primal Scream to headline concert tonight celebrating opening of V&A Dundee

SCOTS rockers Primal Scream will headline the 3D Festival tonight in celebration of the opening of V&A Dundee.

The event, in the city’s Slessor Gardens, will see thousands entertained by the band and singer-songwriters Lewis Capaldi and Tallia Storm.

Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie (PA)

Also on the bill is Dundee’s own Be Charlotte, and organisers have promised “spectacular” new dance, design and lighting collaborations during the show, putting the audience and the museum at the heart of the event.

Tickets for the festival are sold out, but those missing out on attending can watch the festival on BBC2 Scotland from 9pm.


Architect Kengo Kuma outside the finished exterior of the new V&A Dundee (Andrew Milligan/PA)

The two-day festival will continue on the Saturday with a day dedicated to celebrating creative talent from the Dundee area. It will be free and un-ticketed.

Organisers expect up to 20,000 people to attend the two-day festival, a key event in Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018.

The £80.1 million Kengo Kuma-designed building will open its doors on September 15, the striking centrepiece of the ongoing £1 billion regeneration of Dundee’s waterfront.

Entry over the opening weekend is reserved for those who have pre-booked tickets.


V&A Dundee director Philip Long said the festival would be a “massive celebration” to mark the opening of the museum.

He said: “Over the two days of the festival around 20,000 people are expected to join us in Slessor Gardens for this important moment for all those who have supported and been involved in creating the new museum.

“The demand for tickets to Friday evening at the 3D Festival highlights the invaluable support the event and the museum has enjoyed, and Saturday is another great opportunity to get involved and celebrate the wonderful creative talent the city has to offer on the day V&A Dundee officially opens.”