The multi-venue David Bowie World Fan Convention is coming to Liverpool between Friday 17th – Sunday 19th June 2022, bringing together fans, friends and collaborators of the iconic musician. Guests across the three days will include Carlos Alomar, Gail Ann Dorsey and Woody Woodmansey, all of whom were close to Bowie throughout his boundary-pushing career in music.
The inaugral convention has been organised by fanzine, ‘David Bowie Glamour’, in collaboration with popular local festival, Sound City. It will take place on the 50th anniversary of the 1972 album, ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars’, and fans are encouraged to dress up in style for the much anticipated ‘Bowie Ball’.
There will also be a celebration of the star’s imagery across the three days, with limited edition prints, memorabilia and rare releases on sale at the event. Brian Duffy, the man behind the iconic ‘Aladdin Sane‘ cover, will be celebrated as ‘The Duffy Archive’ comes to Liverpool next year. Brian Aris, Denis O’Regan, Philippe Auliac and Arsalan Mohammed will also be in attendance, all of whom were behind the camera for some of Bowie’s career highlights.
Elsewhere, designer, Jonathan Barnbrook, who worked with Bowie from 2002’s ‘Heathen‘ album to his final years, including the surprise release of ‘The Next Day‘ in 2013 and ‘Blackstar’ in 2016, will be present at the event. There will also be biographical contributors to the Bowie story at the convention, with Nicholas Pegg (The Complete David Bowie) and Kevin Cann (David Bowie: A Chronology and Any Day Now), with the former announced as the event compere.
Nicholas Pegg commented: “I’m delighted and honoured to be hosting this event. In the year that will mark the 50th anniversary of Ziggy Stardust and the 75th birthday of the great man himself, what better time could there be for us to come together and celebrate the legacy of David Bowie?”
Dave Pichilingi of Sound City also commented on the first event of its kind: “There will only ever be one David Bowie and we all still feel the gap left by his presence in the world of music and wider popular culture. His status is confirmed, not only by his incredible back catalogue, but by the fact we still find so much to find out and say about him. It’s a story that goes on, not only through his work, but the mark he left on the people he encountered along the way. We’re delighted to have so many of those people with us next June.”
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