Kylie Minogue: Neighbours to Popstardom
Transcending her improbable origins on the Australian soap Neighbours, Kylie Minogue has become a world-conquering empress of pop. From the 80s bubblegum of ‘I Should Be So Lucky’, through the 90s indie dabbling of ‘Confide in Me’ through to ‘Spinning Around’ and ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’ in the twenty-first century, she boasts a rich collection of foot-moving floor fillers. But it’s arguably her two special guests who will be an even greater attraction.
Grace Jones 2015: no signs of slowing down age 66
Grace Jones is one of pop’s great eccentrics. With her distinctive androgynous style and willingness to experiment, she has managed the rare trick of being both creatively vital and a commercial success. Her nigh-operatic voice range is amongst the most remarkable in the business. Expect famous cover versions like ‘Nightclubbing’ and ‘Love Is The Drug’ alongside irresistible originals such as ‘Pull Up to the Bumper’ and the iconic ‘Slave to the Rhythm.’
Nils Rodgers and Chic: Disco
It is Nils Rodgers and Chic that promise to bring the party hardest, however. Through their unrivalled run in the late 70s and early 80s, they created a distinctly slick brand of disco that still sounds fresh today. Solid gold hits like ‘Good Times’, ‘Everybody Dance’ and ‘I Want Your Love’ are only part of the story – there all also melancholic gems like ‘Falling In Love With You’ and percussive jams like ‘My Feet Keep Dancing.’ And if recent setlists are any indication, they’ll also perform classics from Rodgers’ unsurpassed production history – from stellar albums by Sister Sledge and Diana Ross to songs for Bowie, Madonna and Duran Duran, all the way Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky.’ Few artists can boast such a storied back catalogue.
|What||Kylie, Grace Jones, Chic and More, Hyde Park|
|Where||Hyde Park | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Queensway (underground)|
|Website||Click here to book via the British Summer Time website|