The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever

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The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever is an event held at locations around the world where participants recreate the music video for musician Kate Bush's 1978 song "Wuthering Heights".[1][2] The event's inspiration is Shambush's The Ultimate Kate Bush Experience, which took place in 2013 in Brighton, United Kingdom, as part of Brighton Fringe, created by performance collective Shambush![3] who attempted to set an unofficial world record for the most people dressed as Kate Bush in one place, with hundreds attending.[4]

2016[edit]

In 2016, The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever event was proposed to be held in at least 16 places worldwide including Adelaide, Perth, Northern Rivers, Sydney, Tel Aviv, Montreal, Atlanta, Copenhagen, Berlin, Uppsala, Wellington, Hobart and Amsterdam. Shambush! who inspired the event hosted an event in London and helped organise the largest event in Melbourne.[5]

2017[edit]

Events were held in Saint Anne's Park, Dublin,[6] Glebe Park, Canberra[7] and Edinburgh Gardens in North Fitzroy, Melbourne.[8]

2018[edit]

2018 Bunbury - The first time held. Gold Coin donations for Soup Van. Facebook group page ‘The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever -Bunbury’

2018 Newcastle NSW. Held in King Edward Park under the pines since 2016. Hundreds were expected to attend.

2018 Austin, TX USA. Held in Zilker Park; first ever event in Austin.

2018 Brussels, Belgium - first ever.

2018 Melbourne, Vic, Held in Edinburgh Gardens, Fitzroy, near the rotunda.

2018 Copenhagen

2019[edit]

Australia: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Bunbury, Gold Coast, Newcastle, Blue Mountains, Canberra and Bega Valley

Europe: Folkestone and Gorleston-on-Sea (UK), Berlin (Germany), Ghent (Belgium), Paris and Laniscat (France), Dublin (Ireland), Uppsala and Värnamo (Sweden), Oulu (Finland), Copenhagen (Denmark), and Oslo (Norway).

Americas: Atlanta, GA, Austin, TX, Greenfield, MA (USA), Ottawa and Hamilton (Canada)

Asia: Tel Aviv (Israel), held on 18 May to coincide with Eurovision.


2020[edit]

Australia: Canberra, Sydney


2021[edit]

Americas: Austin TX, and Reno NV. Ocotlán, Jalisco (México).

Australia: Adelaide, Bega Valley Melbourne, Brisbane, Bunbury, Canberra, Frankston, Hobart, and Perth.

Europe: Berlin (Germany), Bristol (England), Copenhagen (Denmark), Edinburgh (Scotland), Düsseldorf (Germany), Gorleston-On-Sea (England), Monteveccia (Italy), München (Germany), Langenhahn-Westerwaldkreis (Germany), Sofia (Bulgaria), Mainz (Germany)

New Zealand: Dunedin,[9] Waiheke Is

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever' flashmob comes to Canberra". The Canberra Times. Fairfax Media. 15 July 2017. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  2. ^ Precel, Nicole (9 July 2016). "Thousands to embody Kate Bush in Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  3. ^ shambush.co.uk
  4. ^ "Kate Bush 'Wuthering Heights' Reenactment: Lookalikes Gather To Emulate Classic Video". Huffington Post. Huffington Post. 30 May 2013. Retrieved 30 May 2013.
  5. ^ Webb, Carolyn (12 February 2016). "Kate Bush music video mimed by thousands for Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever". The Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 29 July 2017.
  6. ^ Burns, Sarah (15 July 2017). "Kate Bush fans enjoy The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever". The Irish Times. Retrieved 14 July 2018.
  7. ^ "'Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever' flashmob comes to Canberra". The Canberra Times. Fairfax Media. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2018.
  8. ^ "The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever". The Age. Fairfax Media. 29 July 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2018.
  9. ^ Marshall, Andrew (19 July 2021). "'Wuthering Heights' flash mob serves as fundraiser". Otago Daily Times. Retrieved 19 July 2021.