Byron Bay Writer’s Festival – Liner Notes presents David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust: a spoken word tribute

August 1, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Byron Community Centre
69 Jonson Street
Byron Bay NSW 2481
Byron Bay Writers Festival
02 6685 5115

BBWFLinerNotesFriday 1 August

8pm – 10.30pm

Byron Theatre

69 Jonson Street, Byron Bay

Cost: $40


A Spoken Word Tribute

For the first time, the Festival turns up the volume as the literary cabaret Liner Notes hits town. One of Melbourne’s best-loved spoken word events, this is a poetic tribute to a classic album, song by song. A stellar line-up of writers, poets and musicians explore their personal connection to that glam ham of wham, bam and thank-you-ma’am – David Bowie. Join us as we salute Bowie’s masterpiece of Sturm und Drag, on which he introduced the world to the leper Messiah from outer space, Ziggy Stardust. Featuring special guests Andrew Denton, Missy Higgins, Andy Griffiths and Benjamin Law with Maxine Beneba-Clarke, Asphyxia, Omar Musa, Luka Lesson, Emilie Zoey Baker and Sean M Whelan.

MC Michael Nolan will deliver a potted history of Bowie and his flame-haired alter-ego, and the live Liner Notes band will rip through the hits like a stiletto caught on satin flares. Yes, they’ll likely take it all too far, but in their defence, boy can they play guitar…

Come for an unforgettable night of stories, spoken word and songs, as we celebrate a starman surely even Richard Dawkins believes in.

Sponsored by Christopher and Lynda Dean