David Bowie to curate festival

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And his favourite band are playing

David Bowie is set to curate the forthcoming H & M High Line Festival in New York – and his favourite band Arcade Fire will be playing.

The line-up also includes Air and The Secret Machines as well as comic Ricky Gervais.

Bowie said: “I thought it was a very cool deal to be asked to curate the Highline Festival. The request was for me to choose artists and acts that I myself would go out of my way to see.”

The festival will be taking place at various venues around New York, including Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden and Irving Plaza.

The evenet takes place between May 9-19, and tickets go on sale on March 30 at 10am, reports Brooklyn Vegan.

The line up is:

Air

Arcade Fire

Bang On A Can

Claude Cahun

Dainel Johnston

Deerhoof

Ken Nordine

Laurie Anderson

Laurie McLeod

Legendary Stardust Cowboy

Meow Meow

Ricky Gervais

Spanish Film Retrospective

The Polyphonic Spree

The Secret Machines