Fans of David Bowie will gather in Derby as their annual convention takes place at the Queens Hall on London Road from 11 to 13 May 2018.
The David Bowie Convention brings fans together in a friendly and loving environment to celebrate the life and career of the artist, with live performances from Bowie tributes and bands that are inspired by the musician.
Tribute bands Rebel Rebel, Aladdinsane, The Bowie Room, Liqueur and The Bowie Contingent will all play as will original bands Faerground Accidents and Luxury Stranger with more still to be announced onto the line-up.
The Convention has been running for five years and returns to Derby after being held in Hull as part of its UK City of Culture events in 2017. Run by James Draper of Heanor the convention brings together from all over the world fans of the artist who had a long career, taking in many different phases, before his death at the age of 69 in 2016.
Draper says he has been a fan of the artist since the age of 11 and found his music an escape from his everyday life. He’s looking forward to welcoming other fans to Derby and ‘putting Derby on the international music map’.
From 5 May and as part of the build up to the Convention artist Sarah Chapman will exhibit paintings of Bowie, alongside her portraits of others including Brian Clough, in The Guildhall.
Weekend tickets for both nights of the Convention are available for £50, Saturday only tickets at £40 or Friday only tickets at £16. The Queens Hall is on London Road.