“Und wir sind dann Helden, Für einen tag”
Here’s a bit from the official blurb to hopefully whet your appetite for this special Bowie Day in Berlin which takes place on June 15th...
On the occasion of the Bowie exhibition that runs from 20 May to 10 August 2014 in the Martin-Gropius-Bau, the Berliner Festspiele, in cooperation with ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius and Musicboard Berlin, are organising “One Day for … David Bowie” to explore the glamorous Bowie universe from a Berlin perspective. In an evening gala, ten Berlin bands will pay tribute to Bowie by playing cover versions of his songs, while the crew from Kaffee Burger’s “Ein Hit ist ein Hit” will stage a Bowie show in the afternoon run-up to this event.
The “Day for … David Bowie” begins around lunchtime with a diverse programme of events: after Bowie walking tours around Potsdamer Platz, the Haus der Berliner Festspiele will be enlivened with lectures, film screenings, a fashion show by participants in the school workshop “MGB Impuls²” from the Martin-Gropius-Bau and a video lounge; meanwhile, Rock’n’Roll Kitchen will be concocting Bowie’s favourite culinary dishes in the summer garden. Those who appear as Bowie lookalikes in front of the Haus der Berliner Festspiele can win free tickets to the day’s events. And anyone who uploads a cover version of his or her favourite Bowie song has a chance of being presented during the gala.
It should be noted that you only have a couple of days left if you want to upload your contribution to the Cover your favourite David Bowie song event.
Check out the dedicated Bowie page for a full schedule of the day, ticketing and links to the cover versions so far uploaded. You can also download a pdf of the flyer while you’re there.