PINK FLOYD @YOUTUBE FILM FESTIVAL THIS FRIDAY ‘DAVID GILMOUR LIVE AT POMPEII’
David Gilmour playing the amphiteatre in Pompeii for the first time in 45 years since Pink Floyd recorded a concert film there in 1971, and the first time ever since the erruption of Vesuvius in AD79 that there has been an event with an audience in the venue.
PINK FLOYD CONTINUE WITH THE @YOUTUBE FILM FESTIVAL THIS FRIDAY
‘DAVID GILMOUR LIVE AT POMPEII’
LAST OF A SERIES OF CONCERTS AS PART OF THE @YOUTUBE FILM FESTIVAL FROM 17 APRIL – 17 MAY
‘David Gilmour Live At Pompeii’ Friday 5th May at 5pm BST
“It is pleasing to recall that in its day this space was known as a spectacula. In tonight’s extravaganza, in all its beauty and bedazzlement, it appears to have earned that name once more” ***** The Guardian
“A once-in-several-lifetimes experience”Rolling Stone
At 5pm BST (12pm EST) on Friday 5th, a screening of critically acclaimed film ‘David Gilmour -Live At Pompeii’ will represent the last of Pink Floyd’s four contributions to the @YouTube Film Festival, the preceding three of which have already garnered a total of more than 4.5million views.
On July 7th & 8th 2016, Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour performed two spectacular solo shows at the legendary Pompeii Amphitheatre in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, 45 years after he first played there for Adrian Maben’s classic film, Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii.
The concerts were the first-ever rock performances played to an audience in the ancient Roman amphitheatre, which was built in 90 BC and entombed in ash when Vesuvius erupted in AD 79. David Gilmour is the only performer to play to an audience in the arena since the time of the gladiators, almost 2,000 years ago.
The film was shot in hi-res by 4k by director Gavin Elder and released in over 2,000 cinemas worldwide in 2017. The concert features songs from throughout David’s career including the title tracks of his two most recent No. 1 solo albums: Rattle That Lock and On An Island. Also included are other solo and Pink Floyd classics such as “Wish You Were Here,” “Comfortably Numb” and “One Of These Days,” the only song that was also performed by the band in 1971. The live film also features an extraordinary performance of “The Great Gig In The Sky” from “The Dark Side Of The Moon,” which David rarely plays as a solo artist.