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Bowie To Program New York Rock Festival

NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Semi-retired rocker David Bowie has signed on to curate the inaugural High Line Festival, a large outdoor concert to be held next May in New York.

As part of the programming, Bowie will play along with select musicians and artists to appear throughout the festival. The concert will be Bowie’s first show in New York since 2003.

The concert will take place in neighborhoods underneath the High Line, a public park being created atop a long-abandoned elevated railway line on Manhattan’s west side, according to Billboard.

“I’ve been particularly excited about seeking out emerging artists and giving them a place in a festival that will also feature some very well-known names,” Bowie said in a statement.

He recently told New York magazine that he is taking a sabbatical from the music biz this year.

“I’m fed up with the industry,” he said. “And I’ve been fed up for quite some time. I’m taking a year off – no touring, no albums. I go for a walk every morning and I watch a lot of movies. One day, I watched three Woody Allen movies in a row.” –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers