Okay, so this one’s a little bit weird.
Chances are, you’ve seen Kate Bush’s music video for Wuthering Heights (and if not, you’re missing out).
A number one hit in Australia way back in 1978, the video for the rather unique track featured singer Kate Bush frolicking in a field wearing a red dress.
From 2pm on Saturday 16 July, Bedford Park in Spring Hill will host The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever, where everyone is invited to come along wearing red dresses to reenact the infamous Wuthering Heights video.
The afternoon will include practice runs of the song, an instructional introduction to the dance moves, and, of course, a chance to mingle and meet Kate Bush fans from all over Brisbane.
Mass Kate Bush tributes like this first originated in Brighton in the UK back in 2013. This year, capital cities all over the world will be holding their own Wuthering Heights reenactments on Saturday 16 July, and organiser Kristian Fletcher was keen to make sure Brisbane didn’t miss out.
“I’ve been paying tribute to Kate Bush with events for over a decade now — it’s great to be a part of this global event,” Fletcher says.
Fletcher says you don’t have to be a Kate Bush fan to take part (but it helps). The event is open to the general public and all are invited to attend and participate.
A gold coin is encouraged to cover park expenses.
The fun will continue into the evening with a Kate Bush Tribute Party at New Globe Theatre from 6pm. The venue’s retro cinema will screen a collection of rare footage, music videos and concert clips interspersed with live performances of some of Bush’s biggest hits by local Brisbane entertainers.
Though The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever in the park is open to everyone, the Kate Bush Tribute Party at New Globe Theatre is an 18+ event. Tickets to the party are available now at kristianfletcher.com.