David Bowie, arguably the world’s most beloved androgynous rocker, has decided to focus on something besides Iman’s statuesque legs for a moment. The singer is taking the time to curate his very own New York event, titled H&M High Line Festival, where he will feature a few of his favorite things. Among them: Arcade Fire and Ricky Gervais.

According to NME, Bowie is tickled pink by the opportunity. "I thought it was a very cool deal to be asked to curate the Highline Festival. The request was for me to choose artists and acts that I myself would go out of my way to see," he says.

The mixed bag event, which will display music, performance, film, comedy and visual art, will take place on May 9-19 at various New York venues, including the big three: Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Irving Plaza.

Here is the line-up so far, with more on the way:

Arcade Fire
Bang On A Can
Claude Cahun
Daniel Johnston
Ken Nordine
Laurie Anderson
Laurie McLeod
Legendary Stardust Cowboy
Meow Meow
Ricky Gervais
Spanish Film Retrospective
The Polyphonic Spree
The Secret Machines

I know what you’re thinking: Why is there no ticket in my hand, and why am I reading this instead of bragging to my friends about how I'm going and they’re not? That opportunity will present itself on March 30 at 10 a.m. when the sale begins. In the meantime, pop in a copy of Ziggy Stardust and contemplate how long it took Bowie to apply his makeup like that.

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