Hundreds of Kate Bush fans donned in red dresses are set to descend next weekend upon Sydney Park in St Peters and dance in unison as part of the worldwide The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever.
"Everyone's welcome, whether you have two left feet or can't find a red frock - it's the most ridiculous, liberating fun you can have dancing en masse in public with complete strangers," said Sydney organiser Belinda Burton, a life-long Kate Bush fan who has attended every Sydney event since its inception in 2016.
"When I saw the first Sydney event I was so excited. I lived on the North Coast and we were in Sydney for the school holidays and were heading to the theatre - I actually left the people I was going with to come to the event, then quickly got the train back and walked in right as the show was starting. I was that keen to go."
The flash mob event will see hundreds of Kate Bush fans from all walks of life - men, women, children and even pets - clad head-to-toe in red reenacting the choreography from Bush's iconic 1978 Wuthering Heights music video.
This year, it's being held in more than 35 locations around the world on July 30, Kate Bush's birthday.
And with Kate Bush shooting up the charts again after her 1985 hit Running Up That Hill was used in the latest series of popular Netflix series Stranger Things, organisers expect an even bigger crowd this year. "Everyone's really pumped for it," said Ms Burton.
The track has, so far, topped the ARIA weekly singles charts four times since the episode it featured in dropped.
"With so many people, especially young people, being exposed to Kate Bush's music I think it's going to be a really interesting turn out," said James Gleeson, the event's co-organiser, who said while he is too young to remember Kate Bush's first rise to stardom, he became familiar with her after British alternative rock band Placebo covered Running Up That Hill in 2003.
Mr Gleeson has been helping organise the event since 2016, inspired by an unofficial world record attempt held in Brighton, England in 2013.
"I thought, why do these things always happen overseas and never here?" he said. Around 200 people, including Ms Burton, showed up.
Committed Kates and Cathys - as the attendees call themselves - have already been rehearsing for the big dance in a studio in Marrickville, but Ms Burton said "It doesn't really matter" if all the Kates know the dance.
"It's all about getting into the spirit of it and having fun. We won't turn anyone away. It just creates so much joy and everyone is so friendly."
Throughout the event organisers will be collecting donations for the Women's Legal Service NSW - a not-for-profit which provides legal services and resources to women across the state.
"The darker side to the song is there is a bit of a theme of relationship violence. We chose the Women's Legal Service because they do a lot of great work supporting women escaping those situations, and for Indigenous women," said Ms Burton.
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