Brooklyn Vegan has the scoop on the inaugural High Line Festival, which will occur, well, a year from now (May 2007). The festival will take place in neighborhoods underneath the High Line, the public park which will be transformed from the abandoned elevated railway line on the west side of Manhattan. Who is curating such an event? David Bowie.
According to Billboard:
Bowie will play a large outdoor concert, his first show in New York since 2003. He will also select musicians and artists to appear throughout the festival. "I've been particularly excited about seeking out emerging artists and giving them a place in a festival that will also feature some very well-known names," Bowie says.
Note: David Bowie came to our Movable Hype show last year, seeking out Clap Your Hand Say Yeah. What else is he listening to? He tells New York Magazine, "'I’ve been listening to Arcade Fire and Secret Machines and this great opera from the eighties called Nixon in China.'" So there are some obvious contenders for headliners for the festival, but we're excited to see who else Bowie embraces in the music scene in the next year.
In the same article he also says he'll be taking a year off from touring and recording, it looks like he found a project to work on when he's not sneaking in to movies at the Angelika - of which he said, "'I like going out to the Angelika: If the first one’s only okay, I’ll sneak into one after the other. It’s so easy.'"