A festival to commemorate the 50th anniversary of David Bowie’s iconic gig in Beckenham will take place this summer.

Bowie's Beckenham Oddity Festival first came to Croydon Road Recreation Ground four years ago, which celebrates the famous Growth Summer Festival of 1969.

The legendary musician performed on a bandstand at the festival 50 years ago and it coincided with his first hit song - Space Oddity.

Over £70,000 has been raised via the Oddity festivals to restore The Bowie Bandstand for it to become a tribute to Bowie who died of cancer aged 69 in 2016.

Bowie went to Burnt Ash Junior school in Bromley before going on to perform at many of the borough’s nightspots in his early career.

The upcoming festival on August 17 will help reach the fundraising target to complete the restoration project.

Organiser Wendy Faulkner said: "We are so close now to reaching our target to finally be able to get this iconic bandstand restored and this is down to the Bowie fans worldwide uniting and getting this done.

"Beckenham has never been on the main Bowie related map of places to visit - let’s hope that changes when the bandstand is finally restored.

"I hope to continue with the festival but when the work on the bandstand has been completed, we can move on to raising funds for other Bowie related projects etc, only time will tell."

The 50th anniversary gig will start at noon and the full line up of acts will be announced shortly.

Tickets are available here.

Signed David Bowie memorabilia and all the usual food and drink stalls will be open on the day.

The restoration of the Bowie Bandstand, which is hoped to become a leading tourist attraction, is costing in excess of £190,000.