Thursday, April 5, 2007

David Bowie jumps on H&M bandwagon

Oh no, not more collaborations....Stop! Well, at least there's no fashion involved this time. Rocker, David Bowie, will curate a new annual music and arts event called The H&M High Line Festival, which kicks off May 9 to 19. The festival will be inaugurated with a roster of performances, including a stand-up act by Ricky Gervais, as well as concerts by Arcade Fire, Laurie Anderson, Deerhoof, The Polyphonic Spree, and a triple bill of Daniel Johnston/Bang on a Can All-Stars/The Legendary Stardust Cowboy.
“I would really hope that the exposure this festival affords will help these folk get the attention they deserve,” said Bowie, an event co-founder. “The request was for me to choose artists and acts that I myself would go out of my way to see. Although this inaugural year will be modest in scale, we’ve been pretty lucky in that many whom I asked have accepted.” The H&M High Line Festival will be curated by a different world-class artist each year, with a portion of ticket sales benefiting Friends of the High Line, an organization currently working with the City of New York to transform Manhattan’s West Side 1930s rail structure into a park, set to open in 2008

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