While Bowie will be honoured at the Pyramid Stage, probably by other legendary musicians, there are talks of late night parties for a Prince tribute.
The untimely death of musical and cultural icons David Bowie and Prince this year shook the entire world. This has led to an outpouring of both fan and musician tributes around the world. Glastonbury being one of the most well known music festivals had already decided to do a Bowie tribute but the recent demise of Prince led to another tribute being scheduled.
“The Pyramid Stage is going to have a tribute to David Bowie – the Aladdin Sane lightning flash, in metal, which will be designed by Joe Rush., ” Emily Eavis told BBC News “And we’re doing Philip Glass’s Heroes Symphony on the Park Stage on Saturday night, which is going to be a really intimate tribute to Bowie. It’s being conducted by Charles Hazlewood with members of the Paraorchestra. And we’re going to do an incredible light show which will go on for the whole show and beyond, into the night. We’re also looking at a few Prince tributes. There’s talk of late-night Prince parties and things.”
David Bowie previously headlined Glastonbury at the Pyramid Stage both in 1971 and 2000. Though Prince never actually played the festival, Emily admitted that she came close to signing him on a number of occasions.
Speaking of Prince’s death, she said, “It’s gutting to be honest. We were so shocked and sad. It’s been so close to happening for the last three years. A couple of times it’s been confirmed and then not happened. It’s really disappointing that he hasn’t played here but it’s also, obviously, a huge loss to music because he was an incredible force. Just phenomenal. There was no-one else like him on the planet.”
—–(Source : Huffington Post)