Stars and fans have paid tribute to the late David Bowie at the Isle of Wight festival.
The musician’s last UK performance took place on the main stage at the island festival back in 2004. On site this weekend, masks of Bowie’s iconic ‘Aladdin Sane’ album cover were sold to raise money for charity Stand Up For Cancer. Thousands of festival-goers wore the masks as the tribute took place, which began with a message from comedian Jack Whitehall and included singalongs of ‘Heroes’, ‘All The Young Dudes’ and ‘Rebel Rebel’. Festival organiser John Giddings, who was also Bowie’s agent for over 30 years, introduced the tribute with a short message. In it, he described him as a “true friend to the festival”. Later, Andrea Corr of The Corrs and Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp joined forces for a cover of ‘Starman’. Bowie passed away on January 10 2016 following an 18 month battle with cancer. ‘Blackstar’ was Bowie’s 26th studio album. Producer Tony Visconti previously stated that the record was influenced by Kendrick Lamar with LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy among the collaborators.