Chaka Khan

This year’s Hoopla headliner is none other than the 10 Grammy winning, 70 million record selling legend - Chaka Khan!
Chaka career dates back to the disco and funk days of the late '70s peaked by evergreen anthem, “I’m Every Woman”. She had huge success in the 80s with electro-funk love song “Ain’t Nobody” and a UK number one with her cover of Prince’s “I Feel For You” (where she was famously introduced by a rap: ‘Ch-Ch-Chaka Khan!’). Her first album in 12 years - ‘Hello Happiness’ - is out in February which is produced by ex-Major Lazer chap Switch. It's totally fab as singles like the title track and “Like Sugar” attest. Expect a full-on funky disco party with an actual living legend to conclude this year’s festival!

ALL SAINTS

Back by popular demand after wowing the Hoopla hordes with their amazing afternoon set at our first event. Since 2017 they have released another great album in Testament and sold out a UK tour. Unlike that other 90s girl group All Saints are still 100% quorate. Expect: Pure Shores and Never Ever to cause mass hysteria. Don't expect: combat trousers.

BANANARAMA

Until the Spice Girls stole their crown the ‘Nana’s were the UK’s biggest selling girl group. Their arsenal of hits is as long as their 38 year long career counting among them; Love In The First Degree, I Heard A Rumour, Cruel Summer Robert De Niro’s Waiting and Venus. They are true pop royalty.

JAMELIA

Birmingham’s Jamelia scored eight top 40 hits across the noughties with Money, Thank You and most notably Superstar, she also wrote See It In A Boy’s Eyes with Coldplay’s Chris Martin and covered Sam Brown’s Stop. Her later songs saw her sampling some unlikely bands with Beware of the Dog pilfering from Depeche Mode’s Personal Jesus and No More from The Stranglers Golden Brown.

LIBERTY X

Despite losing out to Hearsay on Popstars in 2001 Liberty X eclipsed them by nailing ten Top 20 hits in the UK with Just A Little Bit, Got To Have Your Love and Richard X collab Being Nobody. The boys are no longer in the group but the ladies still have the X factor.

SAMANTHA MUMBA

One of Hoopla’s most requested acts, Samatha Mumba had a worldwide smash aged 16 with Gotta Tell You subsequently went on to sell 15 million albums worldwide. In 2019 Mumba is back with new music! Her new album in two decades is mooted for release later this year. Expect to see the Mumbles (her hardcore fans) down the front!

SINK THE PINK

From small beginnings in East London, Sink The Pink has grown to become one of the most recognised and progressive queer nights across the UK. Get ready for a big Pop-tastic set from your favourite Sink The Pink crew!

TOVE LO

Swedish artist Tove Lo is a contemporary of Lorde, Robyn and Kesha who hit with grungy synth pop hits Stay High and Heroes (We Could Be).

A noted song writer she co-wrote Ellie Goulding’s Love Me Like You Do and has been writing with Dua Lipa. She’s also collaborated and sung with Coldplay, Major Lazer and Charli XCX.

ULTRA NATE

‘Cos you’re free to do what you want to do!’ could be the mantra for your day out at Mighty Hoopla. Besides her 1997 mega dance hit Free Ultra Nate has also had hits with Found A Cure, New Kind Of Medicine and her cover of the Pointer Sisters’ Automatic.

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