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David Bowie tribute event to raise cash for child cancer fund

Published 04/02/2016

David Bowie died of cancer last month, aged 69
David Bowie died of cancer last month, aged 69

A special fundraising event for children with cancer in Northern Ireland is to celebrate the legacy of David Bowie on Friday night.

DJ Joe Lindsay will play hits and some remixes and more obscure works from the artist's back catalogue.

Bowie died of cancer last month, aged 69.

A screening of Nicolas Roeg's science fiction drama The Man Who Fell To Earth, which Bowie starred in, is also planned on Friday night at the Limelight in Belfast.

Lindsay said: "David Bowie is not just a loss to the world of music, he was much more than that, he defined a generation and an era. More than once.

"His impact was felt in music, film, theatre, art and popular culture generally. A life lived in art, a giant presence gone, but a legacy that will endure and never be equalled.

"Even at the end, his death was so very 'Bowie'. He left final artistic gifts and messages to us all. This will be a night of celebration and for raising money for an amazing charity."

Proceeds will go to the Northern Ireland Cancer Fund For Children.

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