On Saturday (June 14), hundreds of Kate Bush fans around the world gathered in public spaces to recreate the artist’s iconic “Wuthering Heights” video. ‘The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever 2018’ saw Bush fans hit up spots from Sheffield to San Francisco, Brussels to Berlin, to perform the video’s floaty choreography in crimson red dresses.
“It was a tremendous day,” Linda Ball, organiser of the 180-person-strong Sheffield event, told BBC News. “There was a lot of drama and expressive moves. We had professional dancers at the front doing the routine although there were a lot of hardcore fans who clearly knew the moves anyway.”
“Wuthering Heights” was Kate Bush’s debut single, released in 1978 when she was just 18. She became the first female artist to achieve a UK number one with a self-written song. Earlier this year, she celebrated the 40th anniversary of its release by writing an epitaph for Emily Brönte, the author who wrote the original 1847 novel the song is based on, for the Bradford Literature Festival.