Event organisers are reportedly planning to pay tribute to the musician
Alexandra Pollard

10:03 18th January 2016

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The organisers of the BRIT Awards are reportedly putting together a supergroup comprising the likes of Adele, Coldplay, Bono, Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn to pay tribute to David Bowie at next month's ceremony.

It's been exactly a week now since news of Bowie's death emerged. The iconic and influential musician died aged 69 after a secret 18-month battle with cancer, and his passing was met with an almost unprecedented reaction from fellow musicians and fans alike.

Now, according to The Sun, organisers of next month's BRIT Awards are putting together an "A-list supergroup" in order to pay tribute to Bowie. The line-up for the tribute is expted to uinclude Adele, Coldplay and former Britpop rivals Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn.

A music insider said," A few artists approached the Brits to ask if they could be involved in the David Bowie tribute as they want to make sure it is done properly. He was a British icon and they want to provide a credible farewell which can honour that.

"The band will be full of musicians who grew up with Bowie and were inspired by him, meaning artists like Noel, Damon and Bono. It is unlikely to involve young acts such as Sam Smith or Ed Sheeran, but there will be a few artists who are already singing on the night who will be asked if they want to take part too."

We'd almost prefer it if they just choose one of those musicians to perform a Bowie cover, lest it turn into another BBC Music / Live Aid travesty.


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