An 'Oasis' of music remembered at Rockfield

Gitâr Noel Gallagher yn pwyso yn erbyn wal yn Stiwdios Rockfield
Rockfield Studios has hosted some of the world’s biggest bands. A special exhibition launching today will celebrate its influence and impact on the local area, as well as the British and international music scene in general.

Following two months of contacting and interviewing internationally famous musicians and local Monmouth residents, collecting iconic objects and coordinating logistics, volunteer Sixth Formers from Monmouth Comprehensive are finally ready to unveil their special exhibition about Rockfield Studio.

[quote]The exhibition will be open to the public from Saturday 23 April until Wednesday 31 August.[/quote]

Thanks to National Lottery players, visitors to the From Stables to Studios: The Story of Rockfield, Monmouth and Music exhibition will get a feel for what made the Rockfield experience so unique. Some interesting pieces to look out for are the acoustic guitar that Noel Gallagher used to record Oasis’s 1995 hit ‘Wonderwall’, the tambourine used by the Stone Roses on their album Second Coming, and Rockfield’s very own visitor books which have been made into an interactive touchscreen exhibit.

Karin Molson, who has helped co-ordinate the exhibition, said: “in over 20 years of working in museums I can’t remember being so excited about the opening of an exhibition. The students have been fantastic and have created a wonderfully inventive show that has something for everyone.”

Get involved

From Stables to Studios: The Story of Rockfield, Monmouth and Music exhibition is launching tonight at Monmouth Museum, and will be open to the public from Saturday 23 April until Wednesday 31 August (entry is free).

Why not get in the mood by listening to some of the tastiest tracks recorded at the studio with our hand-picked selection on YouTube, then get down there to check it out!

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