David Bowie donates mystery memorabilia to Beckenham Free Festival
PUBLISHED: 14:32 09 September 2013 | UPDATED: 14:32 09 September 2013
Signed David Bowie memorabilia is up for grabs at an auction and raffle in Beckenham on Sunday at Memory of a Free Festival, in Croydon Road Park.
The day of music and activities will be headlined by the auction, featuring a signed album for the former Beckenham schoolboy.
“We are thrilled at David’s generosity” says organiser Natasha Ryzhova Lau. “And I’ll say a big thank you to him on the day.”
Bowie helped launch a folk club at the Three Tuns pub, now Zizzi, in Beckenham, which attracted a huge following from all over south London and beyond – and later morphed into The Beckenham Arts Lab.
He played the festival in 1969, which raised £200 for the Arts Lab.
American folk-rock act Amory Kane headlines the reincarnation of the festival this year, alongside Keval, Raf and O, and Bill Liesegang - who also played the festival back in 1969.
Gates open from 2pm, with live music until 6pm - entry £5.
For more information, visit facebook.com/beckenham.bowie, or becrec.net.