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2020: The Year Ahead

2020 marks 73 YEARS since the birth of Bowie. Some anticipated anniversaries...

   
40 YEARS AGO... 50 YEARS AGO...
   
Scary Monsters The Man Who Sold The World

Forthcoming Events

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MELBOURNE Sun, JAN 26

BOWIE AT CHERRY

DJs playing David Bowie from 11 PM to 5 AM!

Celebrate the magic of David Bowie at Cherry. It's FREE ENTRY with Bowie shirt or face paint...

$10 Espresso Martinis ALL NIGHT too!!

LINK


MELBOURNE JAN 30, 31 & FEB 1

BOWIE UNZIPPED

At Bird's Basement with no less than Jeff Duff and band.

LINK


MELBOURNE Fri, JAN 31

BOWIE BALL 2020

A One-Night-Only Celebration of David Bowie Bowie Ball hits Melbourne for the first time ever! Glam it up and get ready for an anything-goes extravaganza bringing together the best in music, art, fashion, and entertainment.

Douse yourself in glitter at our makeover booth, take in the creation of Bowie-inspired art pieces, gather your squad for an other-worldly photo, win a prize for best dressed, and dance the night away to the full Bowie catalogue performed live by some of Melbourne's most talented bands, singers, and provocateurs. Let your inner lightning bolt fly!

Hosted by: Peppy Smears

Performers will be announced soon!.

LINK


AUS / NZ FEB

THE RHAPSODY

Original band members from Queen - BRIAN MAY and ROGER TAYLOR are teaming up again with Adam Lambert for stadium shows across Australia and New Zealand.


ADELAIDE Fri, FEB 7

SUNSET SESSIONS - LABYRINTH

Labyrinth starring David Bowie screens outdoors at Uleybury Winery.

LINK


MELBOURNE Tues, FEB 11

THE BOWIE PROJECT

With support from Bec Johnston and Mat Arter (Sundowner)

Adam Rudegeair’s acclaimed Bowie Project returns to Open Studio! The Bowie Project has been cherry picking David Bowie compositions from the entire breadth of his career and reinventing them as instrumental jazz.

LINK


MELBOURNE Sat, FEB 15

LABYRINTH AT HEIDI

Labyrinth starring David Bowie plays at the Pop up Cinema in the gardens at Heide Museum of Modern Art in Bulleen.

7 PM - Pre-show entertainment

Approx 8:30 PM (sunset): Film start.

FREE ENTRY. BYO chairs, picnic and drinks.

LINK


MELBOURNE Fri, FEB 28

THE BOWIE BAND AT CROYDON LOUNGE

Join vocalist and Bowie fanatic Darren Simm and band for a night dedicated to David Bowie.

Tickets $25 (or $22 concession). Book online here or 0418 131 489

LINK


AUS / NZ MARCH

SITTING HERE WISHING FOR A PIXIES TOUR

The Pixies are set to play Auckland, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth in March 2020.

LINK AUS

LINK NZ

 

AUS / NZ APRIL

GAIL ANN DORSEY

David Bowie's incredible bassist and vocalist GAIL ANN DORSEY has confirmed her appearance on the upcoming LENNY KRAVITZ tour to Bowie Downunder.

We also understand that this will be the first time that Lenny Kravitz has played New Zealand.

Now hoping for a Gail side show!!!

AUCKLAND - Tuesday, March 31 Spark Arena

SYDNEY - Friday, 3rd April Qudos Bank Arena

NEWCASTLE - Monday, 6th April Entertainment Centre, Newcastle

MELBOURNE - Wednesday, 8th April Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

BYRON BAY - Friday, 10th April Bluesfest, Byron Bay.

 

SCARY MONSTERS AT 40 Sat, SEP 12

40 YEARS OF SCARY MONSTERS

David Bowie's Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) album was released on this day 40 years ago.

The end of the week charts in Australia and New Zealand showed a huge success down under. By September 19, it hit NZ #1 and by September 22, AUS #1.

You can read lots more about its local release and contribute here.
 

TMWSTW AT 50 Wed, NOV 4

50 YEARS OF THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD

David Bowie's The Man Who Sold The World album was released in the USA on this day 50 YEARS AGO.

The UK and Australian releases were delayed - in fact they did not appear until the following year (April 1971 in the UK). When they appeared, they also had a different cover - the famous dress sleeve.

You can read lots more about its local release here and its re-release here.

 

BRISBANE Fri, NOV 20

BOWIE'S DOWN BRUNSWICK

An annual November event paying tribute to David Bowie whilst raising funds for Cancer Council Queensland!.

We dress as David Bowie and walk down Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, to raise money for Cancer Council! a Bowie dance party 7pm-9pm.

Proceedings finish up with a David Bowie Dance Party.

LINK

Past Events

 


LINK TO PAST EVENTS(2020)

 

 
Now Showing

MUTE

The brand new Duncan Jones MUTE is now showing on Netflix Australia.

LINK

STS MELBOURNE

Bowie Downunder has a 'STATION TO STATION' railway concept for the future of Melbourne.

Click here to view our plans

BLACKSTAR 2028

There is a proposal by Bowie Downunder to open a David Bowie themed garden in time for the great Sydney solar eclipse.

More info here.

HUNTER DOWNUNDER

Bowie Downunder member Tom Caulfield has an IAN HUNTER TO TOUR DOWNUNDER CAMPAIGN

Click here to join

   
Local Artist Releases

IT'S ALWAYS TIME

Adam Rudegeair's second volume of jazz interpretations of David Bowie tunes

Link to Adam's Bandcamp

BOWIE UNZIPPED

Debut live album by Bowie Unzipped (featuring Jeff Duff).

Link to Website

THIN WHITE UKES

Debut studio album by Melbourne based David Bowie covers band, The Thin White Ukes.

Link to Website

THE BOWIE PROJECT

The studio album of Adam Rudegeair Quintet's jazz interpretations of David Bowie tunes.

Link to Adam's Bandcamp

   
Local Authors
   

THE GOLDEN YEARS

A paperback/hardback by Sydney author Roger Griffin.

Link to Book Depository

THIS WILL EXPLAIN EVERYTHING

The autobiography of Jeff Duff.

The tome is dedicated to Bowie who features heavily in the pages of the book and Jeff's life.

More info
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BOWIE A TO Z

The release of Bowie A to Z, a new hardback written and by Australian author and comedian Steve Wide. Illustrated by Libby VanderPloe.

Link to Book Depository

EXPERIENCING DAVID BOWIE

A book from New Zealand author and academic, Ian Chapman.

Link to Amazon

ENCHANTING DAVID BOWIE

A paperback from Australian author and academic Toija Cinque.

Link to Bloomsbury

TO CATCH A FALLING STAR

A novel from Australian author and Bpwie Downunder member Peter Haywood.

Link to Sid Harta Publishers














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