When David Bowie curates, I listen. You'll understand why when you see the just-announced lineup for the new music festival that the eternally cool singer has put together.
Scheduled for May 9 through 19 in New York City, the 2007 H&M High Line Festival will feature Bowie darlings the Arcade Fire, as well as the Polyphonic Spree, Secret Machines, Air, Deerhoof, and comedian Ricky Gervais. (These guys must be friends, judging by Bowie's very funny guest appearance on "Extras.") According to the High Line web site:
The ten-day mash-up of music, film, comedy, visual art and performance will highlight all of David's favorite artists. The best of the best.
The inaugural 10-day festival will take place in venues along the High Line, New York City's biggest and most prestigious public works project in over 50 years. The High Line is a raised set of train tracks on New York City's Westside, long since abandoned, and now being transformed into an enormous, elevated public park running from The Meat Packing District to 34th Street.
Tickets for the festival go on sale this Friday, March 30, and a portion of the proceeds benefit Friends of the High Line.