We are pleased to announce that Celebration 2018 will take place between April 19-22, 2018 at Prince's iconic home and creative sanctuary, Paisley Park. Celebration 2017 attendees will have exclusive access to pre-sale tickets beginning June 1st. Past attendees will receive an email from Paisley Park on June 1st with a buy-link to reserve a comparable ticket for 2018. Celebration tickets will require a $100 deposit and VIP Celebration tickets, $200. Details regarding general on-sale for Celebration 2018 tickets will be released in time. Fans interested in attending Celebration 2018 who did not attend this year are encouraged to stay tuned for updates, communicated via Paisley Park's official social media channels.
The Celebration 2017 event this past April was a tremendous success, welcoming fans from around the world into an immersive four-day experience at Paisley Park honoring the life and legacy of Prince. Attendees enjoyed four days of live music, rare concert screenings, panel discussions and special presentations highlighting Prince's tremendous talent, influence and importance as a composer, musician, producer, live performer and filmmaker. The multi-national Prince fan community included individuals from the UK, South Africa, Japan, Sweden, Germany, Spain, Norway, Netherlands, Australia, Thailand, France, Canada and the USA.
The event made history in bringing to Paisley Park musicians crossing all four decades of Prince's performing career, from The Time, The Revolution, New Power Generation and 3RDEYEGIRL. In addition, the first day featured a surprise live performance from one of Prince's formative musical inspirations, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic. Beyond live performances, the event featured thoughtful panel discussions with a broad list of close creative collaborators and friends spanning five decades in Prince's life – from his childhood in North Minneapolis through to his stratospheric success in the 80s, his groundbreaking and chameleon-like artistic development in the 90s and 2000s, and his creative output through recent years. These special panel presentations provided a platform to share with attendees unique insights, observations and learnings gathered through a multitude of working experiences with Prince. Among the panelists were past musicians, recording engineers, graphic designers, photographers, video producers, stylists, clothing designers and production and business personnel.
The Celebration events at Paisley Park will continue to reflect the spirit of the inaugural Prince: A Celebration event, hosted by Prince and held at Paisley Park June 7-13th, 2000. This event welcomed fans from around the world into a unique Prince focused experience that showcased Paisley Park, many of Prince's rarely seen stage outfits and instruments, alongside special events and exclusive music performances. In subsequent years, Prince hosted similar immersive fan experiences at Paisley Park, first in 2001 with Prince: A Celebration "The Rainbow Children" and in 2002 with Xenophobia. Last month's Celebration 2017 carried on in this spirit of community and connection, welcoming Prince fans from everywhere into a truly unique and celebratory experience highlighting the life, creative works, unique achievements and enduring legacy of Prince. Paisley Park will continue building on this foundation with Celebration 2018.