Banksy's Walled Off Hotel gets a Hans Zimmer and Massive Attack soundtrack

It's got the "worst view in the world", but rather better tunes

This week, Banksy announced his latest art project, the Walled Off Hotel – a hotel and gallery in the West Bank, which overlooks the Apartheid Wall separating Israel and Palestine. The nine-room hotel boasts a piano bar done up in colonial decor, a nod to British tastes in 1917, when the Balfour Declaration called for the establishment of a Jewish home state.

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The bar's mechanical piano will play tracks composed for the hotel by Hans Zimmer, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Flea from the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. The first artist in the residency is Massive Attack's 3D, who has created a suite of music based on the group's songs "played with three hands".

The hotel and its bar are open from 11 March, but for the launch night, Elton John beamed in a special performance. Watch it below. Then book, if you fancy taking in "the worst view in the world".