David Byrne, the creative force behind Talking Heads, Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe recipient, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and more recently a prominent solo artist, photographer, film director and author, is set to grace the stages of INmusic festival Main stage for the first time with what is sure to be another spectacular and unique artistic performance of the music great. Working in almost all fields of art over his decades long career, David Byrne has asserted himself as a constant source of inspiration and creativity through his recent artistic endeavours – from theatrical works such as Joan of Arc: Into the Fire (2017) and Here Lies Love (2013), to immersive theatre projects like The Institute Presents: NEUROSOCIETY (2016), critically acclaimed music albums and collaborations like Love This Giant (2012) recorded with St. Vincent to the contemporary classic How Music Works (2012), a book about the history, experience, and social aspects of music.
Byrne’s work with Talking Heads pioneered new wave music and opened the constraints of music genres for generations to come, making Talking Heads one of the most influential bands in history. After Talking Heads, David Byrne’s solo career flourished, recording ten solo albums, two of which in collaboration with Brian Eno, publishing nine books, both fiction and non-fiction, and working on several live concert films and feature film soundtracks. David Byrne is the epitome of the creative forces and artistic relevance of contemporary music and an indispensable rock legend not to be missed in live performance.