Glastonbury Festival to Honor David Bowie By Screening 2000 Performance

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David Bowie photographed in the 1980s.

This year’s Glastonbury Festival will pay homage to one of its most famous headliners, David Bowie

Festival founder Michael Eavis has announced his multi-day mid-year event will screen Bowie's career-spanning main stage performance from 2000. “We're doing a film of his set from the year 2000,” he told Radio X. "It's going to be shown on one of the screens when the stages are shut down. We'll show the entire set."

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Eavis, like many others, was heartbroken by news of Bowie’s death on Jan. 10. “He’s one of the three greatest of all-time: Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and David Bowie,” he said at the time. Eavis’ daughter and co-organizers Emily described Bowie’s 2000 set as “utterly amazing. The best gig I’ve seen here.”

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Coldplay is the first confirmed headliner on the final night of Glastonbury Festival, which this year runs from June 22-26. The British fourpiece become the first act to headline Glastonbury on four occasions, following previous Pyramid Stage headline appearances in 2002, 2005 and 2011. PJ Harvey and Jeff Lynne’s ELO have also been confirmed to the lineup. 

Glastonbury, the granddaddy of outdoor live music events in the U.K., won best festival at this week’s NME Awards in London. Bowie also won a posthumous award on the night, for best reissue (Five Years).


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