WATCH: Hundreds Of Aussie Kate Bush Fans Pay Tribute In Epic Display

1 August 2022 | 12:54 pm | Dan Cribb

Imagine stumbling across this while taking a stroll through the park.

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Hundreds of Kate Bush fans across Australia have come together to honour the legendary singer in the midst of her newfound fame.

In a refreshing change of pace though, it's 1978 single Wuthering Heights taking the spotlight, instead of the Stranger Things-boosted Running Up That Hill.

Sydney Park on Saturday hosted an event that saw hundreds dressed in a similar fashion to Bush in the song’s music video and performing her unique dance moves from the clip.

Similar events took place across Australia, including in Brisbane and Warrnambool, and the rest of the world as part of what’s become known as The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever, which falls on Kate Bush’s birthday.

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It’s not the first time such a re-enactment has taken place, with fans across the globe bringing the music video to life for almost close to a decade, starting with a British flash mob in 2013.

It is however the first time since the pandemic that The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever has returned to various places across Australia, and no doubt the Stranger Things boost saw an increased interest this year.

Last month, Brisbane collective Pub Choir caught the attention of Bush with their version of Running Up That Hill.

Bush responded after seeing a video that featured “1,600 strangers” singing Running Up That Hill in three-part harmony at Fortitude Music Hall.

“It’s utterly, utterly wonderful! I love it so much! Thank you everyone,” she said.

“You sing it really beautifully. I’m incredibly touched by your warmth and all your smiling faces. Thank you!”

According to music sales data in July, Bush had earned US$2.3 million in streaming royalties from 1985’s Running Up That Hill since season four of the Netflix series premiered in late May.

The track played a key role in the latest season for fan favourite character Max Mayfield and was frequently heard across multiple episodes as background noise bleeding out from headphones connected to a Walkman alongside an epic feature in chapter four, Dear Billy.

After the episode hit Netflix, Bush’s popularity across the globe surged, with the track topping numerous charts, including the ARIA Single Chart, where it still sits at #1.