Feeling Mighty Real?
Non-stop pop superstars and all-around good vibes? The real question is why not go to Mighty Hoopla
Look, we can’t tell you what to do but the choice is simple really. You can stay at home and watch Brian May, Elbow and Rod Stewart ballad their way through the Queen’s Jubilee Concert on TV, or you can nab yourself a ticket to Mighty Hoopla and spend two days hopping from popstar to popstar like Jack Antonoff. What do you want to tell your grandkids when they asked what you did on the historic four-day weekend?
We thought so. For the first time ever, the annual celebration of all things unapologetically fun will be taking place over two days, with Steps topping the bill on Friday (squeal!) and Sugababes doing the honours on Saturday night (an even higher squeal!) Sitting underneath them, you have a colossal range of acts to appeal to connoisseurs of campery, from timeless icons such as Anastasia, Big Freedia and Cascada, to the sort of innovative superstars that even broadsheet music critics can admit to liking, such as Jessie Ware, Self Esteem and Katy B. Plus, every club night that’s seemingly ever existed will be making an appearance at some point or other — U OK HUN?, Little Gay Brother, The Bitten Peach, OUTHAUS. You name it, they’re there, there, there.
Besides, it’s only half about the music, really. When the sun’s riding high in the sky and you’ve got a gin and tonic in your hand and you’ve just bumped into that pal you haven’t seen in LITERALLY forever and every face you see is either covered in glitter or a big toothy grin, we can promise you that there’s nowhere you’d rather be.
Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th June, 12pm-10.45pm, Brockwell Park, SE24 0NG, Nearest Station: Herne Hill. Tickets are still available for Friday at Mightyhoopla.com