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Daft Punk orchestral tribute to take place in Manchester Cathedral this summer

The Kaleidoscope Orchestra will perform a candelit tribute show

A orchestral Daft Punk tribute is scheduled to take place in Manchester Cathedral this summer.

Last month, legendary French electronic duo Daft Punk, made up of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, announced they would be calling it quits after 28 years in the business.

In light of the split, Manchester-based Kaleidoscope Orchestra has announced for plans for two back-to-back shows on the 20th August this year, with candlelit, orchestral renditions of some of Daft Punk's best-loved hits taking place in Manchester Cathedral.

The event will be socially distanced, and tickets can be purchased for £55 here.

In the week that Daft Punk announced their split, Rolling Stone's analtyic provider, Alpha Data, reported that streams for Daft Punk’s catalog soared nearly 500% on the day of the news compared to the previous Sunday, with song sales up 1,335%, and digital album sales up 2,650%. Their most recent album, 'Random Access Memories', was the best-selling dance music album on vinyl of the decade.

Read about how the French duo's ability to constantly reinvent electronic music made them one of the most important electronic acts after Kraftwerk here.