Nine Inch Nails and Massive Attack have been announced as performers at Banksy’s Hotel, the street artist’s latest project. Along with film composer Hans Zimmer and Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers, their several pre-recorded concerts will be screened in a piano bar at Banksy’s “Walled-Off Hotel” in Bethlehem.
Banksy last week announced via Instagram his new, creative endeavor. The hotel, set to be located next to the wall separating Israel from Palestinian territories, will be his latest installment since last years’ dystopian amusement park “Dismaland.” Artists such as Run The Jewels, Savages, Pussy Riot, Massive Attack, and others performed live at the park as well. For “Walled-Off Hotel,” the filmed gigs were specifically chosen for the piano bar, which plays unmannered with the selected tracks. Elton John, at its launch night, of the project showed footage of the wall, rooms created by Banksy, Sami Musa and Dominique Petrin, and a gift shop next door called Wall-Mart. The piano bar is based on British colonial times during their occupation of Palestine in 1917.
You can check out Elton John performing at the piano bar below.
On the hotel’s website, the guest experience will include “collection[s] of Banksy artwork that include vandalised oil paintings and statues choking on tear gas fumes” and refreshments like “warm scones, brewed tea, and the Walled-Off Salad.” Tickets for the hotel will be available later in March.
This comes as Nine Inch Nails recently announced they will be part of the line-up for Panorama 2017. From the follow-up for their new EP ‘Not The Actual Events,’ Nine Inch Nails sent fans envelopes containing a dark, black powder after purchasing it from the band’s website. The envelopes contain a warning label on the EP “may contain subversive elements that produce feelings of euphoria and [which] may be harmful and unsettling to the consumer”. Frontman Trent Reznor also confirmed that “two new major” projects will be added in 2017.