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Banksy puts the music into his Bemusement Park

DJ Yoda is among artists performing at the former Tropicana tonight Credit: PA

The first live music event will be held at Banksy's Dismaland exhibition in Weston-super-Mare tonight.

Peanut Butter Wolf, DJ Yoda and Breakbeat Lou will be performing while visitors see the work of more than 50 artists at the former Tropicana site on the seafront.

There will be music or comedy every Friday night during the five week exhibition at the Bristol artist's so-called Bemusement Park.

Music and art will be on offer to visitors to Banksy's Dismaland tonight Credit: PA

Will Brad Pitt be the latest Banksy fan to visit Weston-super-Mare?

Brad Pitt is a long-time Banksy fan. Credit: Lionel Hahn/

Hollywood superstar - and avowed Banksy fan - Brad Pitt has reportedly been offered a private viewing of the artist's new exhibition Dismaland.

The Daily Mirror is reporting that the Inglourious Basterds actor has jumped at the chance to see the "bemusement park" away from the public spotlight one morning next week, over fears he would cheer up the guests at the 'Dismal' exhibition.

"'Brad has followed Banksy's work for years now and really loves his ideology, so he is making special arrangements to ensure he can get down to the park.

"Brad would bring a bit too much glamour to what’s meant to be a thoroughly depressing visit, so Banksy granted him special permission to visit before it opens.

"Obviously such a high profile celebrity would get mobbed in Weston-super-Mare if he travelled down and queued with the public.

"The first tickets allow entry at 11am, so Brad will have the run of Dismaland in the morning before then during his visit next week."

“He’s not planning to take Angelina and the kids.”

– A Daily Mirror source

Brad would be the latest A-lister to see Dismaland, after School of Rock star Jack Black and About a Boy actor Nicholas Hoult, who were in Weston last week.


Tickets for Dismaland sell out in an hour

No ticket? No entry Credit: ITV News

After days in which the ticket website for Banksy's Dismaland was down, online sales started working again just before 2pm today.

And sold out in just one hour.

Daytime entry to Dismaland is 11am or 2pm, with the park closing at 6pm, and evening tickets allow entry from 7pm, until the park closes at 11pm.

A fresh batch of tickets will be made available each day via Dismaland’s website, with tickets available up to seven days in advance.

Here are some of the lucky ones who got tickets to the "Bemusement Park"

Online tickets may have sold out but people can still queue to gain entry Credit: ITV News

Dismaland tickets go live after site problems fool fans

Tickets for Banksy's Dismaland exhibition in Weston-super-Mare have gone live online after over an hour of crashing caused by overwhelming demand.

The tickets tab on the site is now selling tickets for the next 7 days. Earlier frustrated fans were convinced that the tickets were a hoax - a deliberate part of the show's 'Dismal' experience.

The exhibition, a satirical festival of art, has taken Weston by storm.

Dismal news from Banksy's exhibition site frustrates Twitter

Banksy fans are still frustrated - despite promises that Dismaland tickets would go back on sale at 12pm, the website is crashing, and when you can get to it there are no links to tickets.

Representatives of the elusive artist say it's the size of the demand - and that tickets will be back "imminently". Fans on Twitter are wondering whether they've been had...


Banksy tickets to go back on sale online today - will you be buying?

A big, bold fireworks show has been part of Banksy's popular new exhibition. Credit: Luke Powell

Banksy's Dismaland website should be back up and running from midday today after unprecedented demand for tickets led to it crashing last week.

Despite the downpours, thousands of people again spent the day queueing yesterday to get into the exhibition at the Tropicana in Weston-super-Mare.

One newlywed couple even cancelled their honeymoon to go to it. Will you be buying tickets online? We want your views, and your pictures. You can send them to or post on our Facebook page.

Newlyweds cancel honeymoon for Banksy's Dismaland

The damp weather and long queues haven't put one couple off - they cancelled their honeymoon to Cuba to make sure they were first in line for the Weston-super-Mare theme park.

Simon Christie-Irwin (left) and Rachelle Summerson-Wright (right) with George Watts (centre), who blogs as The Wedding Fairy. Credit: The Wedding Fairy Blog

George Watts, from Weston, who blogs as The Wedding Fairy, bumped into them at the so-called bemusement park and took a few photos of Dismaland's first wedding event.

Newly-wed Rachelle told ITV News that, when they heard about Dismaland, they had to act.

Dank, damp and dismal but the punters aren't put off

Despite the downpours, thousands of people have again spent the day queueing to get into the Banksy exhibition at the Tropicana in Weston-super-Mare.

Businesses in the town say it's having a massive impact on trade with a huge surge in interest from international visitors.

Warning: Bob Cruwys' report contains flashing images

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