Ever expanding, Metropolis festival is closing in and they’ve announced that there will be fitting tributes to both David Bowie and Prince, two legends that were taken too early by a vengeful 2016. To celebrate the body of work of two of the world’s most original, innovative and iconic artists Metropolis have invited Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor to perform a Prince Tribute DJ Set in the Concert Hall on Friday night, 4th November.
On Saturday, 5th November, Trinity Orchestra will perform a set of David Bowie’s hits. A classical ensemble, they have covered the likes of Sufjan Stevens, Gorillaz, Daft Punk, Arcade Fire and Pink Floyd.
As well as some musical remembrance, there’ll be the Andy Warhol Silver Clouds exhibition – originally installed in New York’s Leo Castelli Gallery in 1966, the balloons were created as a collaboration between Andy Warhol and engineer Billy Klüver. Metropolis have also teamed up with Labyrinth, an art collective that are producing a projected installation and petition piece in partnership with REPEAL Project. Further details can be found on www.repeal.ie.
This really is the tip of the iceberg, as Metropolis will feature audio-visual, lighting, and immersive installations from the likes of Algorithim, The Do LaB, James Earley, and more.
Stay up to date with the festival, which takes place 3-5 November in the RDS, right here.