Following David Bowie’s death on 10th January earlier this year tributes for the legendary rock star have flooded in, with a wide array of artists paying their respects through the medium of musical covers, perhaps most publicly being Lady Gaga’s recent live televised Bowie tribute at the 2016 Grammys. It has now been revealed by Michael Eavis, the founder of Glastonbury, that this year there will be a screening of Bowie’s headline set at the festival in 2000.
Eavis spoke to Radio X and said:
It’s going to be shown on one of the screens when the stages are shut down. We’ll show the entire set.
You can check out a clip from the set below:
This announcement comes after fans had begun planning their own tribute to Bowie at the festival this year, organising a mass singalong on the Wednesday dedicated to the music of Bowie near the Pyramid stage – which still looks set to go ahead. This is reminiscent of the fan-organised street party on the evening that the news of Bowie’s tragic passing broke, which was held in his hometown of Brixton, London, with fans travelling to pay their respects and celebrate the life of Bowie in aptly avant-garde fashion.
Elsewhere in the world, Debbie Harry, Pixies, Mumford & Sons and Bette Midler are to play a Bowie tribute show at Carnegie Hall on March 31st and Radio City Musical Hall on April 1st. Subsequent to the iconic 80s star’s death, artists such as Madonna, Bruce Springsteen and Elton John have paid homage to Bowie by covering him during their own gigs. The influence Bowie had on modern music has been demonstrated by the sheer amount of both artists and fans determined to ensure that his legacy lives on, continuing to celebrate his music for months and even years to come.
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