Glastonbury 2016: Festival to screen David Bowie's 2000 headline slot in tribute

The set will be projected on one of the screens after the stages have been shut down

Clarisse Loughrey
Thursday 18 February 2016 15:53 GMT

Official plans for a David Bowie tribute at this year's Glastonbury Festival have now been revealed.

Festival founder Michael Eavis has stated the festival will screen Bowie's iconic headliner set from 2000. "It's going to be shown on one of the screens when the stages are shut down. We'll show the entire set," he told Radio X.

Fans had already bonded together under plans to stage a mass singalong for the late singer; currently possessing over 1K followers, the account holder is still hoping for the event to go ahead nearby the Pyramid stage on the Wednesday evening.

Confirmed so far to play the festival are headliners Coldplay; news which has inspired mixed reactions from festivalgoers. PJ Harvey is also set to return to the festival for the first time in 12 years, alongside ELO; with the festival confirming that all three headliners will be British, knocking Foo Fighters off the rumour mill.

Elsewhere, Bowie will also be honoured in a series of memorial concerts in New York City; one at Carnegie Hall on 31 March, and the other at Radio City Music Hall on 1 April (via The Guardian). The bill features the likes of Debbie Harry, The Pixies, REM's Michael Stipe, Bettle Midler, Mumford & Sons, and Cat Power.

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