DON’T panic, aliens haven’t landed. These giant structures which will tower over War Memorial Park are actually an art installation.

Chorus by Ray Lee is being held in the park on Friday and throughout the weekend as part of Love Basingstoke’s Festival of Sound.

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The giant tripods emit musical pitches and red lights tracing rings above the heads of the audience.

The installation is described as both uplifting and transfixing, and will be taking place at 6.30pm and 7.30pm on Friday; at 12pm, 3pm, 5pm and 7pm on Saturday; and at 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm on Sunday.

It is part of a programme of activities being held over the weekend, supported by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, the government’s Welcome Back Fund and funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the government.

Other melodic activities taking place during the festival include street art, heritage audio trails, and workshops with London Vegetable Orchestra.

There will also be a LEGO brick trail held at the Top of Town with sound themed LEGO models hidden within some of the businesses.

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