Words: Ellen Kenny
The annual “Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever” raised 4,000 euros for Women’s Aid this year through their homage to Kate Bush in Fairview Park.
Hundreds of Kate Bush fans gathered in Fairview Park on Saturday to celebrate the artist’s birthday.
The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever is an annual event in which fans recreate Bush’s memorable dance from the song Wuthering Heights while wearing a similar bold red dress.
The event has been on hiatus for the last two years due to Covid-19. However, it’s made a comeback this year and was bigger than ever.
Participants paid five euros to get involved, and profits raised were donated to Women’s Aid. The event raised over 4,000 euros for the charity, which helps victims of domestic abuse.
While she was an eighties legend, Kate bush rose to global popularity again this year. Her other hit Running Up That Hill featured in the latest season of Netflix’s Stranger Things. Of course, Bush’s rise in online popularity likely contributed to a bigger participation at this year’s event.
The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever was inspired by a performance by British collective Shambush at the Brighton Fringe in 2013. Since 2016, the outdoor spectacle been held in cities across Australia, Europe and America. There have been four in person gatherings in Dublin to date.
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