Brad Pitt to re-open Miraval Studios, where Pink Floyd once called home -

Brad Pitt to re-open Miraval Studios, where Pink Floyd once called home

Brad Pitt, is set to re-open the iconic recording complex, Miraval Studios alongside French composer/producer, Damien Quintard.

It’s the French studio that Pink Floyd used to record part of The Wall, where The Cure created their seventh studio album Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me, and AC/DC‘s 1988 album Blow Up Your Video came to lifeMiraval Studios is being given new life.

Active from the late 1970s until the early 2000s, Miraval was once a musical mecca, and it is going to be re-opening its recently refurbished doors in mid-2022.

Photo: Hélène Hadjiyianni

You may be wondering, why is Brad Pitt opening a recording studio? Well, back in the height of Brangelina’s reign, the ex-couple bought the French estate, Château Miraval, which the studio lives in. It was that classic ‘buying a French estate with your super famous wife’ stage of his life… super relatable.

Miraval is located in Correns in the Provence region of southern France and is famous for its vineyard, which produces signature vino Miraval Côtes de Provence Rosé.

Other artists known to call Miraval Studios home back in its heyday included Elton John, Wham!, UB40, Judas Priest, and The Cranberries. Muse started recording Black Holes and Revelations at the French studio before the iconic studio closed down in 2005.

Quintard has worked with Brian Eno, and Aus favourite’s Parcels. Alongside Pitt, he’s designed a new hybrid analogue/digital sound desk for the studio.

Miraval Studios is drenched in musical history – it was the birthplace of some of the greatest songs of all time including, but certainly not limited to, The Cure’s Just Like Heaven. It’ll be very exciting to see what might come from its re-opening next year.