An exhibition charting the rise and influence of Iconic British band is to be sold off in one of the biggest rock n’ roll auctions to ever take place in Europe.

About the Young Idea has been on display in Liverpool’s Cunard Building, one of the iconic Three Graces on Liverpool’s waterfront, since Friday 1st July and will remain on show until Thursday 6th October to the public before the vast proportion of the exhibition is auctioned off on site on Friday the 7th and Saturday the 8th of October.

The collection is currently being catalogued and described as the most ‘comprehensive exploration of the music, background, political and social impact of the band who were the voice of a generation and contains over 500 lots, all of which will be sold with a possible sale total of over £300,000.

Buyers will be able to bid for original band equipment- and thousands of items from the worldwide vinyl archive.

Curated by frontman Paul Weller's sister Nicky, Russell Reader and Den Davis the exhibition and now auction will include many never before seen items from the private archives of the band, as well as a collection of some of the most impressive memorabilia the band.

“This is an unbelievable collection and some of the lots will be dream keepsakes to fans of the band and fans of British music,” said Adam Partridge Auctioneers and Valuers auctioneer - Chris Surfleet, who will be taking the two day sale.

Ephemera including tour jackets, clothing , and all the sets and souvenirs , and many unique items, will be available for the first time.

The auction starts at 10am on Friday the 7th of October and continues at the same time on Saturday the 8th of October. Viewing will take place on Wednesday 5th & Thursday 6th October from 10am-8pm.