The Dublin Bowie Festival Returns in January 2017
It’s almost time for the return of the Dublin Bowie Festival in DublinTown! After the success of last years event, the organisers have promised that the 2017 festival (taking place from the 5th of January and ending on the first anniversary of David Bowies death; Tuesday January 10th) will be bigger and better than ever.
With more events and more venues you can expect a heavyweight line up of live music, movie & documentary screenings, Q&A’s, debates & discussions, literary events, fashion, fine art, merch markets, a quiz, a Festival club, illustration, karaoke, DJ’s and lots lots more in venues like The George, The Grand Social, The Workmans, Vicar St, The Sugar Club, The Mercantile Hotel, Whelans, The Opium Rooms and The Liquor Rooms.
Here are some highlights so far:
- A Q&A with Lazarus stage show co-author the Tony Award-winning playwright Enda Walsh. The talk will be preceded by a screening of The Man Who Fell To Earth on which Lazarus is based.
- Saturday night sees the I *heart * Bowie crew move to The Opium Rooms to reprise their stunning tribute night that occurred in Whelans last January with a host of special guests lined up to perform hits and album classics in their own inimitable styles.
- Sunday see Rebel Rebel take over Vicar St (on what would have been Bowie’s 70th birthday) for a greatest hits show par excellence while aftershow goers can continue the fun at The Workman’s Karaoke Bowie special late into the wee hours.
- The first anniversary is marked with a special vigil in The Grand Social on Tuesday January 10th as the Bowie Raw crew stage an intimate acoustic show with some very special guests , while also providing a space for those who would like to express their feelings through song and spoken word.