The "Sgt. Pepper at 50: Heading for Home" festival pays tribute to the era-defining record in the English northwestern port city of Liverpool that still attracts hundreds of thousands of the group's fans every year. . . .
The festival kicked off with a fireworks spectacular by Olympics pyrotechnics veteran Christophe Berthonneau. It was inspired by the Lennon-McCartney psychedelic classic "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", the third track on the album.
Each of the album's 13 tracks has inspired a series of 13 art works by diverse international artists, appearing across Liverpool during the two-week festival.
Turner Prize winner Jeremy Deller, US feminist artist Judy Chicago, Indian classical musicians and cabaret diva Meow Meow are among those who have reimagined the songs in a new medium.
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