Thousands to attend V&A Dundee 3D Festival

V&A community visit

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Almost 2,000 people from local community groups and schools are visiting today

V&A Dundee’s opening weekend will launch later with a sold-out festival headlined by Primal Scream.

About 10,000 people are expected at the 3D Festival in Slessor Gardens, which also includes performances from Lewis Capaldi and Dundee musician Be Charlotte.

The event will be broadcast from 21:00 on BBC Two Scotland.

The £80.1m museum opens on Saturday but the balloted ticket-only opening weekend has sold out.

About 2,000 local children and community group representatives are visiting the museum on Friday, along with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

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The building will be lit up at the end of Friday’s festival

Dundee-based Biome Collective and Agency of None have created “Hello World”, an audio and visual installation that will see the building lit up at the end of Friday’s event.

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Dundee musician Be Charlotte will perform on both days of the festival

Saturday’s day festival in Slessor Gardens, which is not ticketed, includes performances from Dundee musicians Kyle Falconer and Gary Clark.

The V&A Dundee’s Young People’s Collective have designed the festival with promoters DF Concerts and Events.

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Media captionDundee musician Be Charlotte says the city is a great place for creativity

The museum was designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma and is expected to attract 500,000 visitors in its first year.

The design galleries include 300 objects, including Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Oak Room, the conserved and painstakingly reconstructed interior of Miss Cranston’s Ingram Street tearoom which has been not been seen for 50 years.

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