The Dublin Bowie Festival usually gets our gigging year off to a rousing start, with a packed schedule of live gigs, talks and exhibitions celebrating the wonder of the legend that is David Bowie. Sadly Covid restrictions have reigned in plans for a live ‘in-person’ festival to mark what would have been Bowie’s 75th birthday this January, but plans are well underway for a live Dublin Bowie Festival which will be an in-person event later this Spring, in April.
With new restrictions forcing the cancellation of live music events planned for the Grand Social, festival organisers felt they couldn’t let the big birthday pass unmarked, so they have put together Bowie Weekender, a very special online tribute to the man and his music, which is shaping up to be a real treat for Bowie fans this weekend.
In a statement on Facebook DBF organisers said, “We couldn’t let our normal Festival dates go by without marking our unending love and devotion to our Starman, so we’ve put together a tasty line up of brilliant interviews and some live music from previous years for your enjoyment this coming weekend.”
This year’s event kicks off this Saturday January 8th on what would have been Bowie’s 75th birthday with a great interview featuring Tony Visconti and Woody Woodymansey, where they’ll be discussing the making of the outstanding Man Who Sold The World album.
Other highlights include a touching interview with Lazarus co-writer Enda Walsh, fascinating talks with Rick Wakeman and Ken Scott, an amazing re-imagining of Hunky Dory by Shobsy and some superb live sets from The London Boys and Art Crime Inc.
The online weekend wraps up on the sixth anniversary of Bowie’s death with a brilliant interview hosted by Nicholas Pegg in which Tony Visconti discusses his personal highlights of his time working with Bowie.
Bowie Weekender takes place online rfom Saturday January 8th to Monday January 10th. All events are FREE TO VIEW on their Facebook page and YouTube channel.
The Dublin Bowie Festival takes place in April 22.