It’s hard to believe that it’s already been a month since David Bowie’s death.

The global outpouring of grief was virtually unprecedented. It’s been a month of tears, think-pieces, and grandiose tributes around the world, from colourful city murals to constellations.

Now it’s Brisbane’s turn: Mucho Bravado and The Foundry have announced the lineup for Ziggy Played Guitar, a charity night to honour the late, great legend.

Tickets (which are raising funds for the Cancer Council Queensland) are already over half-sold to this one, and that was before the lineup was even announced, so you’ll have to snatch up yours fast if you want to be involved.

The event organisers are promising no predictable, stale five-song sets; no traditional “one act after the other” schedule; and no rules; just poignant moments created by Brisbane’s finest musicians with a whole lot of love.

Five bands will provide the musical backdrop for the night, with surf-pop kings The John Steel Singers leading the charge. They’ll be joined by local punks WAAX, indie rock innovators Born Joy Dead, some truly far-out electro-R&B vibes from MKO SUN and eclectic neo-soul from Inigo. These bands will plumb the depths of David Bowie’s immense discography, each peppering the songs with their own unique flavour.

A roster of special guests will join these bands throughout the night, ensuring surprise after surprise throughout the night. Spencer White (Morning Harvey); Dean McGrath (Rolls Bayce/formerly Hungry Kids of Hungary), members of The Jensens (who will also appear as DJs), Emma Dean, Edward Guglielmino and Shem Allen will all make their way to the stage to sing, celebrate and honour David Bowie.

Mucho Bravado and The Foundry are promising more surprises and secrets, so keep your eye’s on the event’s Facebook page for more lineup additions over the coming days.

Ziggy Played Guitar
will be held at The Foundry (228 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley) on Sunday 21 February; tickets are on sale now through Oztix.

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