Floyd get the 3D treatment

Colin Wilson on duty for the Australian Pink Floyd Show, which comes to Blackpool Opera House on Saturday March 12
Colin Wilson on duty for the Australian Pink Floyd Show, which comes to Blackpool Opera House on Saturday March 12

THE music of Pink Floyd is getting a 3D cinematic treatment thanks to a tribute band with a difference from Down Under.

Blackpool Opera House is playing host to the sound and visual extravaganza that is the Australian Pink Floyd Show this Saturday.

The Australian Pink Floyd Show (TAPFS), are back on tour with a series of headline shows across the UK and Europe featuring a world first for rock concerts – 3D stereographic visuals.

The band have recruited Hollywood visual effects legend John Attard who has worked on films such as Gladiator, Last Samurai, Harry Potter, Holes and many more.

Attard realised that by augmenting the shows with 3D elements he could bring the level of audience involvement in the show to a whole new dimension.

The 3D used in TAPFS is the same as that used in cinemas. The audience wears 3D polarised glasses, stereo images are then sent to the eyes and the brain sees the whole thing in 3D.

The four-piece band includes ace lead guitarist Steve Mac and bassist Colin Wilson, who share vocal duties for the Floyd’s iconic songs.

The show begins at 7.30pm and tickets cost £27.50 from the box office or, for a small extra fee, from Ticketmaster on 0844 8561111.