A tribute to David Bowie is set to take place at this year’s Glastonbury Festival, confirmed Michael Eavis whilst speaking to Radio X at the NME awards this Wednesday.
Asked by Radio X if there were any plans to honour David at this year’s festival, Eavis replied with “yes, we’re doing a film of his set from the year 2000”. He went on to add that “It’s going to be shown on one of the screens when the stages are shut down. We’ll show the entire set”.
David Bowie previously headlined the festival on Worthy Farm in 2000, playing a career spanning set with all the songs you’d expect him to pull out for the special occasion, such as ‘Starman’, ‘Life on Mars’ and ‘Heroes’.
The news comes following Twitter account @BowieGlasto2016 that was recently set up by a Bowie fan following the musician’s passing, with the hope of organising a ‘mass sing along’ by the Pyramid Stage on the Wednesday evening at this year’s festival to honour the star. Hopefully these mass sing alongs will still take place as well as the official tribute, or even during the showing of the set as well. I’ll be attending the festival myself so it’ll be exciting to see how it all unfolds.
Emily Eavis also confirmed on Twitter yesterday that PJ Harvey will be making a return to Glastonbury this year (her first appearance there since 2004) playing The Other Stage on the Sunday. This follows the news that Coldplay will be the festival’s first headliners, also playing alongside ELO on the Sunday.