Bowie tribute act to open Rugby’s Festival of Culture

Absolute Bowie open the Rugby Festival of Culture with a gig at the Benn Hall next month.
Absolute Bowie open the Rugby Festival of Culture with a gig at the Benn Hall next month.

A David Bowie tribute band, claimed to be the best in Europe, have been lined up to open this year’s Rugby Festival of Culture

Absolute Bowie will celebrate the legacy of music’s legendary chameleon with a performance at the Benn Hall next month.

They will play at the Newbold Road venue on Friday, July 1, taking audiences on a journey through his illustrious career which spanned six decades.

The five-piece band faithfully recreate the magic of Bowie, from his ground-breaking Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane and Thin White Duke personas of the 1970s to his commercial peak in the 1980s, when he topped the charts with Ashes to Ashes and Let’s Dance.

Absolute Bowie have sold out venues across Europe for nearly a decade, with former Spiders From Mars drummer Mick ‘Woody’ Woodmansey paying the band the ultimate tribute when he said: “As close to the real thing that you’ll get.”

Tickets for the gig cost £12 in advance or £14 on the door. To book, call the box office on 01788 533719 or visit the Benn Hall website: www.bennhall.com

The Rugby Festival of Culture, supported by Rugby Borough Council and Rugby First, runs from Friday, July 1 to Sunday, July 17.

Festival guides can be picked up from Rugby Visitor Centre in Little Elborow Street, or viewed online at: www.rugbyfestivalofculture.co.uk