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Prince’s Paisley Park home to host celebration of singer’s life

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Prince died in April this year from an accidental overdose

A celebration of Prince’s life is to be held at his Paisley Park Studios compound on the anniversary of his death.

Celebration 2017 will take place from 20-23 April at the singer’s Minnesota home.

Prince’s former bands The Revolution and 3RDEYEGIRL will play at the event, with more artists to be announced soon.

The singer died from an accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl in April.

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Prince recorded almost all of his music at his Paisley Park home

Ticket prices for Celebration 2017 will start at $499 (£402).

Organisers said the event will “bringing together musicians, creative personnel, special guests and friends who worked closest with Prince and knew him best”.

“These four days will feature live music, panel discussions and presentations on Prince’s tremendous talent, influence and importance as a composer, musician, producer, live performer and filmmaker,” they added.

Paisley Park, which was completed in 1988, first opened to the public for three days in October, six months after the singer’s death.

It was later confirmed that the compound would become a permanent museum, after Chanhassen City Council in Minnesota approved plans to change its status.


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