Does the High Line need any more celebrity backers? Why yes, yes it does. Already buddied up with drunko Ed Norton, dapper Kevin Bacon and others, our favorite elevated garden-to-be now has its very own music festival. Billboard reports:
David Bowie will curate the inaugural High Line Festival, to be held in May 2007 in neighborhoods underneath the High Line, a public park being created atop a long-abandoned elevated railway line on the west side of Manhattan. As part of the programming, Bowie will play a large outdoor concert, his first show in New York since 2003. He will also select musicians and artists to appear throughout the festival. "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 says.