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Bowie bandstand festival celebrates 50th anniversary

Growth Summer Festival in Beckenham Credit: Twitter / @hebdeezi23

Fifty years ago David Bowie was an up and coming musician in Beckenham.

He and a few friends set up a festival in a local bandstand and today it's still going strong.

The Summer Growth Festival is taking place today at the Croydon Road Recreation Ground.

Money raised from ticket sales will go towards helping restore the bandstand, which has just been given Grade 2 listing status.

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