David Bowie’s music is set to be performed at the National Space Centre’s planetarium, with four shows scheduled for later this month.
The Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium in Leicester is the UK’s largest planetarium, and will host Bowie: Oddity to Mars on May 20 and May 21.
The show celebrates Bowie’s work from 1969 to 1972 (Space Oddity to Ziggy Stardust) – a time that also saw the Apollo space programme’s lunar landing window. It will feature the band ‘David Live’ performing some of Bowie’s music, as well as footage from Nasa’s Apollo 17 mission. 2022 marks 50 years since the Apollo 17 expedition, which remains the last manned journey to the Moon.
The facilities of the planetarium dome at the National Space Centre will provide visitors with a 360-degree screening of Nasa’s footage.
Malika Andress, the centre’s head of marketing, said: “It is really fitting this hit show is our first big evening event following the pandemic. She added: “David Live are phenomenal, bringing the music of David Bowie to life in our planetarium alongside stunning visuals created by our in-house team.”