Australia will honor rock legend David Bowie by holding a free tribute concert on Wednesday night in Meriton Festival Village in Hyde Park, The Daily Telegraph reports.
The concert will be themed and fans are encouraged to dress in their favorite David Bowie costume, and dance their hearts out to Bowie’s hits at The Bandstand in Meriton Festival Village from 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
David Bowie, known for his eccentric looks and extraordinary hairdos, died at the age of 69 over the weekend after a long and grueling battle with cancer.
Bowie’s death left many fans devastated and shocked. He only released his latest album on Friday. The album, named “Blackstar”, was released on his birthday and is hailed by critics as one of the greatest offerings from the rock icon. Long-time friend and producer Tony Visconti said that the album is a “parting gift” to the world soon after his death.
Hundreds of fans flocked at his birthplace in Brixton, south of London, to pay tribute to the singer by laying flowers and candles and singing his hits loud, a BBC report says.
Bowie’s house in New York and Berlin, where he lived in his late 70’s, also saw a massive crowd who paid tribute and offered condolences.
Some of the artist’s hits include “Let’s Dance”, “Changes”, “Space Oddity”, “Starman”, “Modern Love”, “Heroes”, “Under Pressure”, “Rebel Rebel” and “Life on Mars”. He was also famous for his flamboyant classic hit, alter ego ‘Ziggy Stardust.’
Bowie has sold over 140 million of his albums since the first one was released in 1967. He has 25 studio albums to his name and he was estimated to be worth £135m. The singer’s career spanned 51 years.
For more information about the tribute event, visit the Sydney Festival website.