Kylie Minogue Shocks 80,000 Festivalgoers With Surprise Performance

12 June 2023 | 11:54 am | Emma Whines

Despite not being featured on the line-up, Kylie Minogue gave a surprise performance at Capital Summertime Ball this past weekend.

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Australian Icon Kylie Minogue has surprised a stadium full of people over the weekend with an unannounced set at Capital Summertime Ball in London. 

Despite being nowhere on the lineup, Minogue emerged from the stage singing her exciting new track, Padam Padam, dressed similarly to how she did in the track's recently released video. Minogue finished her short set with her biggest hit to date, the 2001 pop classic Can’t Get You Out of My Head.

You can watch the full performance below. 

The Jonas Brothers, Niall Horan, Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding also featured at the festival, taking place at Wembley Stadium, but it seemed that fans were most excited to see the beloved Aussie pop superstar return to the stage. 

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The Spinning Around singer shared a clip on social media that showed herself just moments before she got on stage. "When you’re about to ❤️ PADAM PADAM ❤️ at WEMBLEY STAAAAADIUUUM! What a treat to surprise you all at @capitalofficial‘s Summertime Ball! 😘😘😘"

Kylie’s surprise festival slot comes as she enjoys her biggest hit in years with her new single, which this week sits at number 12 in the British charts and number 40 on the Australian charts. It's the first time Minogue has entered The Australian Top 40 in over a decade. 

Padam Padam is the first taste of her recently announced album Tension, slated to arrive on Friday, 22 September, via BMG.

On the new album, Minogue states, “I started this album with an open mind and a blank page.

“Unlike my last two albums there wasn’t a ‘theme,’ it was about finding the heart or the fun or the fantasy of that moment and always trying to service the song. I wanted to celebrate each song’s individuality and to dive into that freedom. I would say it’s a blend of personal reflection, club abandon and melancholic high.”

Reuniting with longtime collaborator Richard “Biff” Stannard and Disco contributor Duck Blackwell, Minogue said about the experience of making a new album, “I loved being back in the studio with my collaborators but was also able to benefit from remote recording, which we have all got used to – my mobile studio never left my side for a year and a half!

You can read more about Tension here