It was one of the biggest songs of 1978, announcing the imminent arrival of an ’80s superstar. And it boasts one of the most peculiar music videos in pop history.
Now you can relive it. This Saturday The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever returns to Bedford Park in Spring Hill. Brisbane fans get their chance to slip on a billowy red dress, put a flower in their hair and dance en masse to Kate Bush’s Wuthering Heights.
Mass wutherings first originated in 2013 in Brighton, when a theatre group called Shambush gathered close to 300 Kate Bushes in a field. Inspired by this, Berliner Georgie Sworder organised an event of her own in a German airfield and called it The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever. Similar Kate Bush gatherings are these days scheduled on the same date around the world, including in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.
The Brisbane event is run by Kristian Fletcher, who has form organising previous Wuthering Heights Days and various Kate Bush-themed parties as far back as 2003. As such, the event packs a certain sense of professionalism. Beginning at 2pm, it includes a couple of practice runs and a gold coin donation to help cover park hire, equipment and liability (a portion of the money raised will be donated to domestic violence support organisation DVConnect).
The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever will take place in Brisbane this Saturday July 14 at 2pm at Bedford Park. Follow the event’s Facebook page for further updates.