David Bowie exhibition becomes the V&A's fastest-selling event ever

The London museum has already shifted 47,000 pre-sale tickets

David Bowie exhibition becomes the V&A's fastest-selling event ever

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The forthcoming David Bowie exhibition in London is the V&A museum's fastest selling show in its history.

Pre-sale tickets for the show – which opens this weekend – have sold faster than any other exhibit at the museum. A spokesperson for the V&A – via Sky News – said that almost 50,000 tickets have already been sold. She said:

We have sold over 47,000 tickets for the exhibition. It is the most pre-sale tickets that we have ever recorded for an exhibition.


The exhibition features 300 Bowie related artefacts, including photographs, film, set designs, handwritten lyrics and 60 stage costumes.

Original Ziggy Stardust bodysuits are on display, as are Kansai Yamamoto's Aladdin Sane tour outfits and a Union Jack coat designed by Alexander McQueen and Bowie himself for the cover of 1997's 'Earthling' album.

The exhibition runs until August this year.

David Bowie recently went to the top of the UK album chart with his new LP, 'The Next Day'.

On Sunday (March 17), the much-anticipated album became Bowie's first Number One in his native Britain since 1993's 'Black Tie White Noise'. It also became the fastest-selling album so far this year, shifting 94,000 copies. Biffy Clyro’s 'Opposites' previously had that title, having sold 71,600 copies during its opening week in January.

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