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Ziggy Stardust: a spoken word tribute

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A stellar lineup of writers, poets and musicians explore their personal connection to that glam ham of wham, bam and thank-you-ma’am – David Bowie.

Festival director Edwina Johnson encourages everyone to join the salute to Bowie’s masterpiece of Sturm und Drag, in which he introduced the world to the leper Messiah from outer space, Ziggy Stardust. ‘Liner Notes will feature festival guests Andrew Denton, Missy Higgins, Andy Griffiths, Benjamin Law, Maxine Beneba-Clarke, Asphyxia, Omar Musa, Luka Lesson, Emilie Zoey Baker and Sean M Whelan,’ says Johnson. ‘It’s a performance not to be missed.’

Former Mullum girl, poet Emilie Zoey Baker is one of the stars of the Liner Notes Ziggy Stardust tribute.
Former Mullum girl, poet Emilie Zoey Baker is one of the stars of the Liner Notes Ziggy Stardust tribute.

A Bowie history

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…

‘Join us for an unforgettable night of stories, spoken word and songs, as we celebrate a starman surely even Richard Dawkins believes in.’ says Michael Nolan.

Liner Notes presents David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust: a spoken word tribute, Friday  August 1, 8–10.30pm, at the Byron Theatre. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at byronbaywritersfestival.com or by calling 1300 368 552.

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