Coming up that hill.
A tribute concert celebrating the music of Kate Bush will take place in Aberdeen this September.
The event has been curated by artist Emma Pollock, formerly of Scottish indie stalwarts The Delgados, and is part of the city’s True North festival.
Although not much is known about the programme for the night, participating artists include The Twilight Sad singer James Graham, Field Music’s Peter Brewis and folk singer-songwriters Kathryn Joseph, Karine Polwart and Rachel Sermanni.
The idea of a dedicating a whole event to Kate Bush makes perfect sense to us, but Bush is both a queer icon and a revered electronic resource. As Simon Reynolds explains in Generation Ecstasy, her sublime, unearthly vocal provided the perfect fodder for rave producers looking to add a celestial dimension to their bangers. Bush certainly exists in her own anomalous, boundary-busting bubble of artistic greatness, that’s for sure. In comparison this line-up seems a little… straight and beige? Why not mine Scotland’s rich and fertile underground instead? Alternative suggestions: Helena Celle, Happy Meals, Rose McDowall, Ste McCabe, Chrissy Barnacle, Fallopé & The Tubes, Asparagus Piss Raindrop.
Running Up That Hill: A Celebration Of The Work Of Kate Bush is happening on September 25 at His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen.