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!

ALICE CHATER

Pocket rocket pop newcomer alice is aiming high. We’re talking Madonna, Beyoncé and Lady GaGa levels of triple-threat superstardom, all on-point choreography, high-concept videos and attitude-laden vocals that aren’t afraid to belt. Bored of a modern pop landscape that’s rigid and way too-cool-for-school, alice is here to shake things up, with the help of some of pop’s biggest names: Max Martin’s right hand man Rami Yacoub; fellow Swede Carl Falk; Years & Years’ producer Mark Ralph; Katy Perry collaborator Bonnie McKee and Mozella, who penned Wrecking Ball. Not bad. If that’s not enough, she impressed will.i.amso much after a one off meeting on a night out that he’s become a mentor, helping kickstart a major label rush that was won by Virgin Records in the UK and Capitol Records in America.

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.

ARTFUL DODGER

Artful Dodger is established as the most commercially successful UK Garage act to have emerged from the scene to date. Originally comprising producers Mark Hill, Pete Devereux and MC Alistair, together they produced an amazing string of chart topping hits, remixes and a platinum selling album.

After Pete and Mark decided to follow different musical paths, MC Alistair decided to continue bringing the chart topping brand to the clubs and festivals around the world by linking up with David Low. They have been tearing up dance floors as a duo for over fifteen years and their reputation as an MC/DJ has become highly rated.

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.

BASEMENT ORCHESTRA

Basement Orchestra presents Pop Is Dead (Long Live Pop). Join The Grand's resident 50 piece orchestra as they pay tribute to our loved but sadly lost Pop stars with special orchestral renditions of some of the biggest Pop songs of the last 50 years.

BITTERSWEET DJS

BitterSweet DJs are a dynamic DJ duo from London bringing their multi-genre party sets across the globe. Their unique sound has earned them residencies at west end hotspot Lights of Soho, and more recently, Marbella’s newest beach club -Playa Padre.

CASSYETTE

Known on the London DJ circuit for her lively pop and electronic party sets, Cassyette established her music career meanwhile DJing at parties and events for brands such as: Armani, Missguided, Dr Martens, Elle Magazine, love box festival, wireless festival and more. Cassyette has worked with a number of high profile producers including: Kalli Pascal & Joe Mustgoon (Alma, Jennifur Rostock) , Liam Howe (Lana Del Rey, FKA Twigs Marina and the diamonds), Fred Abbot (Noah And The Whale) and Paul Garrad (The Kooks).

THE CHATEAU

An underground DIY LGBTIQA+ experience in South East London, created by and for queers. Branded as “revolutionary” by Time Out Magazine. The Chateau seeks to bring positivity into the scene through radical queer programming in a unique and inclusive space, especially catering to those marginalised within the community.

THE COCOA BUTTER CLUB

The Cocoa Butter Club will be taking over for a one hour cabaret extravaganza!! Join them as they Turn up and Turn out for Mighty Hoopla 2019. A spirited soiree, celebrating performers of colour. Wrapped in your favourite Neo-Soul, RnB, Jazz, Motown and Blues discover Burlesque, live music, Hoops, Drag and so much more! It's time to lotion up baby; and get ready to scream ‘yaaaaas queen, smell like cocoa butter up in hurr!’

CONFIDENCE MAN

2018 was the year the world fell in love with Confidence Man and their turbo-charged-all-guns-blazing live show. After releasing their debut LP Confident Music for Confident People, the electrifying act have not stopped. Now they return to the UK to play on the main stage at Mighty Hoopla!

CRYSTAL WATERS

When you hear the name Crystal Waters, you immediately think of a 20-year brand and career that continues to engage and please her enormous fan base. She is best known for 1991’s “Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless)” and 1994’s “100% Pure Love.” Her accolades include three American Music Award nominations, a MTV Video Music Award nod, four Billboard Music Awards and 6 ASCAP Songwriter Awards.

GUILTY PLEASURES

One of London’s biggest, boldest, brashest and best night out. Packed with relentlessly energetic djs, acrobatic bedazzling dancers, live bands and speciality performers galore, over seven years it has established itself as the capital’s number one top spot for a P.A.R.T.Y.

FABIENNE

As the official DJ for Stella McCartney, she has spun in some incredible locations across Europe including Paris, Milan and Russia. The go-to DJ for beauty and fashion brands, Fabienne's most recent clients have included Armani, Farfetch, Belstaff, Yves Saint Laurent Beauté, Moet & Chandon, Michael Kors, Reserved, MTV, Selfridges, Gap and Elemis to name a few. Fabienne regularly plays at New York & London Fashion Weeks and loves to bring her infectious personality to any live performance.

FEARNE COTTON

Fearne has been a key player in commercial radio for over 10 years establishing herself as an important influencer in breaking new and emerging artists. In 2005 she joined Radio 1 where she spent a decade, hosting the top 40 and prestigious weekday morning slot. Fearne's passion for music translates directly into her high energy and eclectic DJ sets where she has played for some of the biggest corporate, sports and charity events across the U.K, we'll be welcoming Fearne to this year's Mighty Hoopla VIP tent.

FLEETMAC WOOD

With exclusive remixes and edits crafted for the dance floor, this DJ set and AV show is not a tribute act, but a rave that re-frames the music of Fleetwood Mac. Twirling through disco, techno and house, DJs Roxanne Roll and Smooth Sailing have taken this dance party from Berlin to Burning Man and shared their passion with like-minded hedonists around the world.

FRAME

Wanna get high on some sweet endorphins? Just think of us `{`Frame`}` as your local dealer, ready to make sure you have the time of your life, and make sure keeping fit and healthy never feels like a chore! Join us for 90's Dance Cardio -Prepare to leave all inhibitions at the door/tent along with any built up stress, this is your place to own the dance floor and dance it out to the biggest tunes from across the decade, the most addictively fun way to workout.

GAY GARAGE

Regular roadblock East London club-night Gay Garage has been on the scene since 2015. Serving up super-charged dosesof strictly the freshest garage old& new, 2step cuts and deep rarities to it’s so-solid Queer following.With residencies at Savage and sets spanning across London, New York & Berlin -festivals including Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party,YoSissy and Lovebox -expect nothing but pure VIBEZ HUN.

GOK WAN

Gok first came to fame in the UK as a fashion stylist and style consultant. He crashed on to Britain’s television screens with his infectious personality and deep understanding of style. Gok is best known for his award winning, internationally acclaimed TV show, How To Look Good Naked. Since Gok’s love affair with the decks began, he has played at some pretty impressive venues including Party At The Palace -Scotland(9,000+ party goers), Opal Lounge -Edinburgh, Kremlin -Belfast, Space -Leeds, Freedom -London as well as Pacha -Poznan as part of his Polish DJ tour. Gok has become a firm favourite with house disco bunnies throughout the UK and Europe, bringing his uplifting club beats to packed out dance-floors at some of the biggest venues across the globe.

Hot Breath Karaoke

At Mighty Hoopla we never want you to stop having fun. We want to keep the party going non stop, even when you are walking between stages, queueing for a drink, or waiting for the loo. That's why we've brought back the Hot Breath Karaoke Porta Party, the one man mobile karaoke party that comes to YOU. All those precious party moments lost to waiting in line can now be filled with next level karaoke jams to keep that party vibe alive. Step up and Porta Party with Hot Breath!

HIFI SEAN

Hifi Sean is a DJ, Producer and Songwriter, currently known for his album ‘FT’, which he describes as ‘electronic, psychedelic soul’. Released in 2016, the album boasts collaborations with an extraordinarily diverse range of artists including some of the most significant underground musical icons of the past 40 years, including; Yoko Ono, Bootsy Collins, Fred Schneider and more. We cant wait to welcome Hifi Sean at Mighty Hoopla this year!

HUNGAMA

HUNGAMA is East London's Queer Bollywood Hip Hop night. Hungama fuses Bollywood, Hip Hop, Electro and R&B all over London, providing a space for Queer South Asians to come together through club culture. Hungama have played Ministry of Sound, Sink The Pink, The V&A, TATE Modern. We're excited to have them on board at Mighty Hoopla!

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.

KATE NASH

Multi-instrumental recording artist Kate Nash will be joining us at Mighty Hoopla! Kate released her first single Caroline’s A Victim on vinyl back in 2007, before storming to chart success with her second hit, Foundations, a few months later. Her debut album Made of Bricks skyrocketed straight to number one and crowned her ‘Best Female Artist’ at the 2008 BRIT Awards. 2018 saw Kate Nash release her fourth studio album and star in the Emmy Award winning, Netflix series G.L.O.W, as Rhonda “Britannica” Richardson.

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.

LIVIN JOY

No stranger to the industry over the last tenyears, Luzahnn has carved out a successful career on stage and on screen appearing in: Chicago(Broadway & West end), The Lion King, 42nd Street, The Producers and Spamalot as well as the Hollywood blockbuster Alexander the Great.She has all the qualities to provide a world class vocal performance which is worthy of Livin’ Joy’s seminal house records and has been smashing up clubs across the country with her devastating performance. The show features the hits Dreamer, Don’t Stop Moving, Where Can I Find Love and Follow the Rules.

MASSAOKE

Singalong with the brilliant Massaoke band, guided by giant video lyrics, as they raise the curtain on all your favourite numbers from musicals including MAMA MIA! THE GREATEST SNOWMAN, GREASE, FROZEN, LES MIS, PHANTOM, MARY POPPINS and many more!

MELANIE BLATT

MELANIE BLATTAvailable for: DJ SetsAs one quarter of the multi award winning, platinum selling girl group All Saints, Melanie Blatt is instantly recognisable, having established successful music and TV career. Outside of the group Mel has had a successful solo career, including a top ten collaboration with Artful Dodger ('Twenty Four Seven’) and many successful TV projects including a judging roll on 'X Factor New Zealand’ and co-host of ‘The Hot Desk’. Mel's DJ sets have taken her across the globe, spinning hip-hop, soul and 90's RnB at venues in Ibiza, Dubai and London.

NICOLA ROBERTS

Nicola is a singer, song-writer, and former member of British Girl Band Girls Aloud. As part of Girls Aloud, Nicola achieved 20 consecutive top ten singles, 4 number ones and released 5 albums with the band firmly placing themselves as the biggest selling girl group of the 21st century. Nicolas DJ sets draw influences from pop, hip hop and RnB DJing at fashionevents across the country

OLD DIRTY BRASSTARDS

Formed in Forest Hill – South East London’s melting pot of music making – Old Dirty Brasstards have been dishing out their unique recipe of tweed-clad 10-piece drum ‘n’ brass since 2012. They can be seen serving up well-marinated dance floor fillers at top venues such as Fabric, the Forum, Hammersmith Apollo, KOKO, the Roundhouse and Scala, or delivering sizzling sets at UK festivals such as Bestival, Glastonbury, Latitude and Secret Garden Party.

PLUMA

PLUMA is proud to be one of the first all-inclusive, queer, performance parties in Barcelona,
welcoming to the stage drag queens, kings, club kids, and performers of all gender identities,
sexual orientations, and nationalities from all over the world!! PLUMA started in February 2017 and has quickly become a monthly staple in the LGBTQI+ scene of Barcelona - and beyond! PLUMA focusses on creating a space where the performers and the public are united by great
music, queer cabaret, a good old fashioned dance party and a LOT of sangria!!!

RYAN ASHLEY

Ryan Ashley may not be a name that jumps out at you right now but the 23 year old North Londoner has been quietly working behind the scenes crafting and writing hit singles for the likes of MNEK, M.O., Mabel, Crazy Cousins, Blonde & H.E.R –with the latter earning him a grammy award. Ryan’s broad appeal has already seen him receive early support and acclaim from the likes of Billboard, Earmilk, BBC Radio 1 as well as support an array of artists such as MNEK, Daley & Becky Hill.

PUSH THE BUTTON

Pop, party and performance collective Push The Button bring ALL THE HITS from 1990 onwards. They're an electronic, glamophonic, d-d-disco, baby, who regularly hold sold out parties at The Grand & The Royal Vauxhall Tavern.

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!

SOME VOICES

Performed by a 100 strong choir Some Voices return to the Mighty Hoopla with a non-stop high energy performance of disco favourites and dance bangers.

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.

TRINITY THE TUCK

RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4 winner Trinity The Tuck will be joining us at Mighty Hoopla! Get ready for some fabulously fierce, lip syncing as she joins Klub Kids on The Grand stage and see why she was crowned the star and of all drag queens!

U OK HUN?

An outrageous trashbag dance extravaganza featuring the freshest DJs from London and Ibiza, the crème de la crème of nightclub performers, games, competitions and camp carnage all night long!

ULTIMATE POWER

Ultimate Power is, quite simply, an evening of the greatest songs ever written. A communal appreciation of colossal musical compositions from the titans of Power Ballads; messrs Collins, Loaf, Tyler and Jovi and many, many more besides. Every single song is a classic, every single song is known and loved by all, and every single song is never played at any other club night in the world except Ultimate Power. The joyous, harmonious atmosphere is unlike any other club in the UK; it is no exaggeration to say that it is a truly life-changing experience.

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