David Bowie to be given official tribute at Glastonbury Festival

Michael Eavis has confirmed plans to screen his 2000 set

David Bowie will be given an official tribute at this year’s Glastonbury Festival.

Following his passing last month, fans had already planned a ‘mass singalong’ to pay homage the Ziggy Stardust legend, with festival boss Michael Eavis now confirming that Bowie will be honoured at the Worthy Farm event this June.

Bowie previously headlined the Somerset festival sixteen years ago in 2000, thirty years after he arrived at the second ever Glastonbury on foot and performed for its 6,000-strong crowd.

Speaking to Radio X, Eavis announced: “Yes, we’re doing a film of his set from the year 2000.

“It’s going to be shown on one of the screens when the stages are shut down. We’ll show the entire set.”

The news comes after his daughter Emily Eavis teased that they were “going to do a Bowie tribute of some sort” during an interview with BBC Radio 6 Music.

She added: “So we’re kind of in the middle of planning that as well, and at the moment there’s some really exciting stuff planned for that, but I can’t give anything away.”

While her father appears to have let the cat out of the bag, two more star-studded tributes to Bowie are due to take place in New York on March 31 and April 1, featuring the likes of Debbie Harry, the Pixies, REM’s Michael Stipe and Mumford & Sons.

Lady Gaga also previously paid tribute to Bowie at the Grammy Awards, with his son later implying her performance was ‘mentally confused’ in a cryptic tweet.

Bowie passed away from cancer last month (January 10), two days after his 69th birthday and the release of final album ‘Blackstar’.


Meanwhile, Michael and Emily Eavis previously confirmed that the next Glastonbury headliner will be revealed next month.

Coldplaywere named as the first headliner for 2016 earlier this week, they will close the festival on the Sunday night as they take to the stage for the fourth time in their career.

Earlier today it was also announced that PJ Harvey will headline the Other Stage at this year’s festival while Emily Eavis is on record as saying that all three Pyramid Stage headliners are British, ruling Foo Fighters out of the running.