Glastonbury 2016: David Bowie And Prince Tribute Details Confirmed

The festival will honour the late music legends.

04/05/2016 17:17

Glastonbury organisers have revealed details of plans to honour both David Bowie and Prince at this year's festival. 

Emily Eavis has confirmed that a metal sculpture will adorn the Pyramid Stage, inspired by the iconic album artwork for Bowie's 'Aladdin Sane'.

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David Bowie played the festival in 1971 and 2000
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Glastonbury will also honour Prince, who died last month

Prince, however, never played Glastonbury, but Emily admitted that she came close to signing him on a number of occasions.

Speaking of his death, she said: "It's gutting to be honest. We were so shocked and sad. It's been so close to happening for the last three years. A couple of times it's been confirmed and then not happened.

"It's really disappointing that he hasn't played here but it's also, obviously, a huge loss to music because he was an incredible force. Just phenomenal. There was no-one else like him on the planet."

David Bowie died in January, aged 69, following a private battle with cancer. 

Prince was found dead at his Paisley Park home in Minnesota last month, at the age of 57.

Adele, Coldplay and Muse will all headline this year's Glastonbury, which takes place from 22 to 26 June. 

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