In 2013, 300 people danced to Kate Bush's' 'Wuthering Heights' in a field — and in 2018, the idea is back and bigger than ever. Yes, The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever is happening in Melbourne on Saturday, July 14. Yes, everyone should be dressed as Kate Bush, complete with a red dress, red stockings and black belt (men, that means you as well).
On the day, a clowder (that's the collective noun for Kate Bushes, just FYI) will descend upon the park and copy Bush's swaying, kicky dance in unison just for the pure joy of it. Support for this weird and wonderful outing has been widespread, and Kate Bush fans from around the world have been inspired to create events in their home cities. So get your gear together (dressmakers are being flooded with orders for the day, check it out here) and ready yourself to roll and fall in green, out on the wily, windy moors of Edinburgh Gardens.
Registration is by donation, and this year's shindig will also include a charity cake competition for anyone eager to bake and decorate a Bush, Emily Bronte or Wuthering Heights (the song or the book)-themed cake. If you need an extra incentive — other than the event itself, of course — this year marks Bush's 60th birthday and 40 years since the song was first released.