Mighty Hoopla today announces its glorious return, confirming the first wave of artists and club nights that will join over 20,000 revellers coming together at Brockwell Park on Saturday, June 8th.
With early names spanning the likes of All Saints, Bananarama, Samantha Mumba and Tove Lo to Sink The Pink, Guilty Pleasures, Cocoa Butter Club and Hungama, Mighty Hoopla will unveil its headliner alongside further acts in the coming weeks.
Since its inception in 2016, Mighty Hoopla has led the charge to become not only the most colourful party in the capital but a thrilling space in which all walks of life (not to mention pop royalty) stand side-by-side with London’s most subversive, alternative nightlife.
Having brought the likes of Years & Years, Lily Allen, TLC, Melanie C and a host of household names and underground icons to the stage thus far, Mighty Hoopla’s is a philosophy that looks set to be bigger, better, wilder and free-er than ever this June.
Already confirmed are…
- All Saints: With over 12 million records sold, five number 1 singles and two BRIT Awards, All Saints make a triumphant return to Mighty Hoopla in the wake of their hugely successful comeback, airing baggy 90s classics alongside material from their critically-adored returning records, ‘Red Flag’ and ‘Testament’.
- Bananarama: Fearsome girl-group trailblazers and chaos-makers Bananarama follow 2018’s enormously successful arena tour with their Mighty Hoopla debut, showcasing hairbrush anthems like ‘Venus’ and ‘Cruel Summer’ to songs from the duo’s forthcoming new album (and first in ten years), ‘In Stereo’.
- Elsewhere, Mighty Hoopla continues to champion exciting new acts and international excellence with the arrival of Tove Lo: Sweden’s finest, alternative-pop rebel who has achieved global smashes with songs like ‘So Good’ and ‘Habits’, as well as collaborating with names such as Lorde, Ellie Goulding, Max Martin and Xenomania.
- Also among the first artists announced for Mighty Hoopla’s 2019 bill is Jamelia, the four-time-MOBO-winning singer, presenter and broadcaster, who makes a rare return to the live arena to perform gilded R&B classics like ‘Superstar’ and ‘See It In A Boy’s Eyes’.
- Samantha Mumba will bring her long-anticipated musical comeback to London at this year’s event – having landed, according to Billboard, one of ‘100 Catchiest Choruses of the 21st Century’, expect to have the likes of ‘Gotta Tell You’ running circles around your head all day.
- And finally, Liberty X look set to conjure up memories of cat-suits, canes, and solid pop bangers with crowd favourites such as ‘Just A Little’ and ‘Being Nobody’.
Just as important across its first lineup reveal, Mighty Hoopla looks set to pull its celebration of London’s alternative club culture into even clearer focus. Festival-founders Sink The Pink return, the vanguard collective whose anything-goes-parties have taken a burgeoning underworld into the thrilling, transgressive point of cultural dialogue that drag finds itself in 2019.
Guilty Pleasures, too, will travel their unapologetic, endlessly entertaining club-night from their iconic monthly KOKO residency “down south”. Mighty Hoopla will also welcome nights including Cocoa Butter Club (burlesque, comedy, and music celebrating performers of colour), The Grand (Clapham’s premiere pop experience) and Hungama (queer culture meets Bollywood in a name loosely translating to ‘chaos’ in Urdu).
Only at Mighty Hoopla are punters as likely to stumble into Massaoke (indie singalongs set to a live-band) or pop-up-turned-Camberwell-staple The Chateau as they are Barcelona’s fiesta of flamboyance, Pluma, or We Love Pop’s Fascination-helmed floor-fillers.
This is, still, just the tip, with 2019’s headliner plus a dazzling array of familiar and emerging talent set to be announced in the weeks ahead. And it’s this fine balance which is the essence of Mighty Hoopla, the singular festival in which truly anything is possible and truly everyone is welcome.