David Bowie Tribute For Glastonbury 2016?
20 January 2016, 13:17
The #GlastonBowie campaign is calling for fans to meet and remember the star at the Pyramid Stage.
A David Bowie tribute could be set for Glastonbury 2016, after fans have launched a meet-up campaign to bring the late star back to the main stage.
Twitter account @BowieGlasto2016 is calling for festival-goers to honour the Starman, with a HUGE sing-a-long at the Pyramid Stage on Wednesday 22 June.
Asking fans to "put on (their) red shoes and spread the word," the creator is using the hashtag "#GlastoBowie," to help drum up support, in the hopes it will trend.
Even if you don't like festivals or can't/don't want to go to Glasto,pls support this if you love Bowie. He'll never die if we keep singing.— GlastonBowie (@BowieGlasto2016) January 19, 2016
The account creator - who wishes to remain anonymous - has exclusively told Radio X: "I started this to deal with the loss of someone who I've loved since a teenager even if I never met him. While the nation and the world mourns an alien who had to return to his star, we need to celebrate his life and music which will inspire us forever.
"This is just an idea I had in order to pay respect to my hero who rescued my teenage soul. #GlastonBowie "
Glastonbury, which takes place from 22-16 June, opens its doors to the public on Wednesday morning, allowing punters to head down to the site and pitch their tents at their desired spots.
While there are official no live acts until the Thursday, recent years have seen revellers go all out on Wednesday night, so a sing-a-long at the Pyramid Stage could be one of the memorable warm-up nights in Glasto history.
Spread the #GlastonBowie love and we can re-create the magic of the star's last headline slot at 2000.