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The National Space Centre will pay tribute to David Bowie in an immersive live show


Next year, the National Space Centre will be celebrating one of the biggest pop culture icons ever, the Starman himself, David Bowie as part of a new immersive live show.

The show will fully utilise the unique fulldome format of the UK’s largest planetarium, with a stunning immersive 360 degree show. The National Space Centre has confirmed that they’re working with DAVID LIVE to host the first live performance of the illustrious music of David Bowie in the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium.

Not many artists are as deeply connected with space exploration as David Bowie. Not only does his back-catalogue include songs like ‘Starman’, ‘Space Oddity’ and ‘Life on Mars’ but Elon Musk once sent a car into space playing Bowie’s tunes.

The show will be called Bowie: Oddity to Mars and will celebrate a significant period of Bowie’s career between 1969 and 1972. It sees the ers that Bowie moved from his epic debut, ‘Space Oddity’ to taking on the role of the alien-rock star himself, Ziggy Stardust.

The National Space centre will be working with DAVID LIVE, a British five-piece band that has performed honest and insightful musical tributes to David Bowie since 2005. As part of the celebration, the visitor attraction has partnered with De Montfort University Leicester (DMU), Loughborough College and Leicester College to create a never before seen exhibition of fashion, textiles, art and photography inspired by Bowie.

Paul McNicoll, Associate Professor for Student Experience at DMU, said: “We’re thrilled to team up with the National Space Centre for this exciting event, which will provide an invaluable platform for our Fashion and Textiles MA students. Inspired by the Apollo missions and the work of David Bowie, they will be showcasing innovative designs across fashion, textiles, intimates, footwear and accessories.”

Malika Andress, Head of Marketing at the National Space Centre, added: “We’re really excited to be hosting the Bowie: Oddity to Mars event at the Centre. Following the success of our sold out Darkside of the Moon shows, in January and July 2019, we knew we had to follow it up with something equally spectacular and who better than Bowie with his fascination with space?! David Live is a fantastic tribute act and will really bring Bowie’s music to life in our planetarium.”

“We’re also delighted to be working with some extremely talented students at DMU and Loughborough and Leicester colleges. Each student had been inspired by Bowie in very different ways, exploring his music, style and personas and we’re proud to help showcase their amazing work.”

You can find tickets to next year’s event right here.