Primal Scream will headline a festival to celebrate the opening of V&A Dundee

Primal Scream will headline a festival to celebrate the opening of the V&A Dundee. The performance will be part of the 3D Festival in the Slessor Gardens in September. The band will be joined on the bill by singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi and Dundee’s own Be Charlotte on Friday 14th September, the day before the museum’s official opening.

Primal Scream’s performance will involve a new collaboration with contemporary visual artist and former Turner Prize nominee Jim Lambie.

Lead singer Bobby Gillespie said: “We’re looking forward to performing at the V&A Dundee opening and collaborating with our dear friend Jim Lambie again.”

A two-week online ballot to register for free Friday evening festival tickets opens on Thursday and can be found on the V&A Dundee website.

Designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, the £80 million V&A Museum of Design will host major exhibitions and aims to celebrate design heritage, inspire and promote contemporary talent, and encourage future design innovation.


Philip Long, director of V&A Dundee, said: “The 3D Festival provides a unique moment in time to celebrate the new museum, the city and its transformational journey and we’re delighted to have young people at the heart of this special celebration.

“The programme for the festival brings fantastic creative talent together from across Scotland, both established and new, promising an opening event for V&A Dundee that will be unforgettable.”