A small contingent of Griffith’s youth will have the rare chance to scream at their teachers next month.
Their words will echo the lyrics of one of Pink Floyd’s most iconic songs, The Wall, as part of the classic rock band’s tribute performance.
About 10 members of the town’s Youth Theatre Troupe were invited to join forces with the legendary group’s cover band when it arrives on Friday, August 3.
Bonnie Owen – the troupe coordinator – said the children’s expressions were blank when she asked them if they knew Pink Floyd.
“It was amazing to see their faces change when I played them a song,” Ms Owen said. “Most of them had heard the songs.”
Ms Owen said she wanted the children to take ownership of the lyrics when they stepped on stage to perform a theatrical routine, alongside Echoes of Pink Floyd.
“It gives the kids an opportunity to express themselves about young person at school,” she said. “It goes to show the song still resonates in 2018.”
Echoes of Pink Floyd’s tour across NSW comes 35 years after its namesake toured “The Wall” and 50 years after releasing its first album.
The cover band’s lead singer Matt Goodluck said he was looking forward to the Griffith performance.
“We try and get local schools and theatre groups up stage with us,” Matt said.
“A lot haven’t performed on stage with a rock band before, so it’s eye opening.”
Matt said it helped keep the genre’s legacy alive.