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Wanted: 20 Acts to Shake Up Future Music Festivals

on September 02, 2015, 12:20am
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01. David Bowie

David Bowie 2014

Ideal for: Coachella, Glastonbury

It’s almost cliche at this point to see a fake lineup poster with David Bowie listed as a headliner. But, the reason the fantasy keeps popping up is that a.) David Bowie is regarded as one of the best performers in pop music history, b.) he hasn’t toured since 2004, and c.) he is still active musically, including recent plans to write music for a Sponge Bob musical and his critically acclaimed 2013 album, The Next Day. Money doesn’t appear to be an issue in recruiting the music legend, and for a long time it was rumored that he was not healthy enough to perform live anymore. Still, there has never been concrete evidence of this, and with Bowie refusing to do interviews in recent years, there is no real way to corroborate anything beyond the fact that Bowie has no intention of touring in the near future and has kept that point of view for the past decade. If and when someone nabs him, it will be enormous. –Philip Cosores

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