David Bowie performs the entire ‘Low’ album at Meltdown Festival

In 2002 David Bowie performed the 1977 album 'Low' in its entirety as part of the Meltdown Festival at London's Royal Festival Hall

On 11 February 2002, it was announced that Bowie had accepted the role of Artistic Director at the Meltdown Festival, an annual music and arts event held at the South Bank complex in London. David Bowie’s Meltdown 2002 ran from 14 to 30 June 2002, with a schedule of concerts and events including performances by The Legendary Stardust Cowboy, Coldplay, The Waterboys and a London Sinfonietta performance of Philip Glass’s Low and Heroes symphonies.

The closing night was billed as The New Heathens Night with Bowie headlining the event, supported by The Dandy Warhols followed by a DJ set from Jonathan Ross. During the show Bowie performed the albums Low and Heathen in their entireties.

In this video we see the performance of 1977’s Low, albeit with a different running order to the original album, the instrumentals segued between the vocal tracks.

Track listing