David Bowie World Fan Convention
Various Liverpool Venues, Liverpool.
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Superfans of David Bowie will be able to celebrate their hero’s life with a glitter-strewn dress-up ball, a Bowie Swap Shop and hear from leading names from the icon’s professional and personal life at the third David Bowie World Fan Convention which returns to Liverpool, UK between Fri 26 – Sun 28 July 2024. The theme, The Year Of The Diamond Dogs, will guide an expansive range of fan-thrilling events including talks, VIP meet-and-greets, film screenings, exhibitions and performances with the first guests confirming their attendance.
Having taken over New York City for this year’s edition, the ambitious third gathering of the global Bowie family has already announced that two members of Bowie’s DAM Trio backing band, elusive bassist George Murray and guitarist, and long-standing friend and artistic collaborator, Carlos Alomar will travel from the US to offer eye-witness accounts of another intensely, creatively fertile late-1970’s period of the musician’s career. For the second of the three illustrious BowieCon instalments to take place in the UK, the last surviving Spiders From Mars member, Woody Woodmansey has also confirmed that he will return to Liverpool to meet fans.
Amongst the eye-witnesses to some of the most pivotal moments in Bowie’s forever changing career, three of those that lived in the centre of the storm will also be present. Backing singer and close friend, Ava Cherry, who was in his inner circle as Bowie made the style-change from Diamond Dog to Fame-era, zoot-suited soul-popper, will travel to Liverpool alongside Suzi Ronson, wife of the late and legendary Spiders… guitarist, Mick Ronson, as well as being Bowie’s Ziggy-era hairdresser and stylist. Dana Gillespie, one time backing singer, yet also releasing a solo album produced by Bowie and Ronson in the early 1970s, will offer more fly-on-the-wall testimonies from both the folky, developmental years of Bowie’s life but also his sudden rise to early fame.