Stars and fans at Isle Of Wight festival pay tribute to David Bowie

Comedian Jack Whitehall, Spandau Ballet and The Corrs were involved in the special homage to the late icon

Stars and fans at Isle Of Wight festival have paid tribute to the late David Bowie today (June 11).

The musician’s last UK performance took place on the main stage at the island festival back in 2004.

On site this weekend, masks of Bowie’s iconic ‘Aladdin Sane’ album cover were sold to raise money for charity Stand Up For Cancer. Thousands of festival-goers wore the masks as the tribute took place, which began with a message from comedian Jack Whitehall and included singalongs of ‘Heroes’, ‘All The Young Dudes’ and ‘Rebel Rebel’.

Festival organise John Giddings, who was also Bowie’s agent for over 30 years, introduced the tribute with a short message. In it, he described him as a “true friend to the festival”.

Later, Andrea Corr of The Corrs and Spandau Ballet‘s Gary Kemp joined forces for a cover of ‘Starman’.

Elsewhere at the festival, the hospitality bar has been decorated with pictures of Bowie and named ‘Black Star’ in tribute to his last album.

Bowie passed away on January 10 2016 following an 18 month battle with cancer.

‘Blackstar’ was Bowie’s 26th studio album. Producer Tony Visconti previously stated that the record was influenced by Kendrick Lamar with LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy among the collaborators.