Dublin Bowie Festival – Various Venues, Dublin – 8th-12th January
The fifth outing of this celebration of all things Ziggy will also commemorate the 50th anniversary of the icon’s seminal album, The Man Who Sold The World. The festival will be headlined by Holy Holy at the Olympia (January 11), a supergroup consisting of Bowie’s treasured and trusted producer Tony Visconti, Spider From Mars drummer Woody Woodmansey and Heaven 17 main-man Glenn Gregory on lead vocals. Other highlights include The Birth of Bowie in The Sugar Club on Friday, January 10 which sees a Q&A with Phil Lancaster (Bowie’s drummer with 60s mod group The Lower Third) and a live set from The London Boys who play exclusively from Bowies ‘60s period. Lancaster’s recent book At The Birth Of Bowie will be profiled on the night by guest host, Hot Press’s Pat Carty.