In the UK, one of the highest profile occasions is the launch of a new gallery documenting the Seattle band’s rise to fame in the early 1990s.
In Bloom: The Nirvana Nevermind Exhibition opened on September 13th at the Loading Bay Gallery on Brick Lane, London and will run until September 25th.
The opening of the event attracted a number of celebrities, with serial Kanye West collaborator Mr Hudson one of the first through the doors.
A number of previously-unseen photographs of live shows are on display at the exhibition as is a wide range of memorabilia including some of front man Kurt Cobain’s guitars.
Visitors to the opening of the gallery were treated to a reggae-infused rendition of Nevermind by Little Roy.
A replica of Cobain’s Fender guitar and a replica of bassist Krist Novoselic’s Gibson will also be on display alongside Nirvana lyrics, tour posters and fan memorabilia.
Other plans to mark the anniversary will see guitar maker Fender release a line of Kurt Cobain Jaguar models.
“Fender is very proud to introduce one of the most distinctive signature models in its history, the Kurt Cobain Jaguar guitar, meticulously modelled on the battered 1965 Jaguar that the Nirvana singer, guitarist and songwriter wielded during the heady and meteoric early-1990s era,” the firm said.
A number of well known musicians have also used the occasion to reveal their favourite Nirvana songs.
NME revealed that Matt Helders, of Arctic Monkey fame, favours In Bloom.
“It changes because I still listen to Nirvana a lot. I think it’s that one because I’d watched Classic Albums and it was about that. They break it all down [in the show] and play it separately. I didn’t lock into until I heard that,” he told the magazine.
Theo Hutchcraft from Hurts opted for Floyd the Barber from Nirvana’s debut album Bleach, while Matt Schultz from Cage the Elephant named Scentless Apprentice from In Utero as his favourite track.
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