Glastonbury Pays Tribute To Bowie, Prince And Lemmy With Giant Sculptures

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Beautiful Works Of Art

In addition to the 50-piece orchestral performance, Glastonbury just erected three sculptures as a way to honor the three musical legends we lost this year: Prince, David Bowie and Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister. It’s a great way to commemorate these iconic figures and to allow the crowd of 177,000 to mourn and celebrate at the same time. A Ziggy Stardust lightning bolt can be seen hanging on the main Pyramid stage where the bands and other musicians will perform. A giant set of silver wings with an open grey eye in the middle completed the David Bowie tribute.

“It felt important to capture Bowie’s very particular eye, which was such a part of his look”, said sculptor Joe Rush. “But I also really liked the idea of Bowie looking out and watching over the whole festival. And if we are going to have an eye in the pyramid, it should be Bowie’s eye.”

On the Other stage, the Lemmy sculpture is a peace sign made of spanners, aluminum ace of spades, v-twin engine and a set of black ram’s horns. And as a fitting nod to Prince and the legacy he left, a giant glittery hand almost 4 meters tall carrying a purple crown was built.

The audience also sang Bowie classic “Rebel Rebel.”

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