Anniversary of Prince’s death to be marked with Paisley Park 'celebration'

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A four-day celebration at Paisley Park will mark the first anniversary of Prince’s death.

Taking place at the late star’s complex turned museum in Minnesota, a number of groups who worked closely with Prince, such as the Revolution, 3rdEyeGirl, Morris Day and the Time, New Power Generation and Liv Warfield and Shelby J will perform from 20 Aprile.

Event organisers say the celebration will bring together “musicians, creative personnel, special guests and friends who worked closest with Prince and knew him best,” and that it will feature “live music, panel discussions and presentations on Prince’s tremendous talent, influence and importance as a composer, musician, producer, live performer and film-maker”.

Tickets for the event, entitled Celebration 2017, can be purchased from the Paisley Park website, with tickets starting at $499 (£402) – offering “up to five hours of event programming each day and access to exclusive concert events, panel discussions, guided tours and more” – and stretching to $999 (£805) for VIP passes.

Prince died aged 57 at his home in April after an accidental overdose. Paisley Park is now a public museum, and opened in October to visitors. The mansion displays Prince’s belongings as well as the urn containing his ashes – a scale model of Paisley Park measuring 14 inches high and 18 inches long, decorated with his famous symbol.

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