We are thrilled that Years & Years are this year’s Hoopla headliners - and a UK festival exclusive to boot! The London trio - Olly Alexander, Mikey Goldsworthy and Emre Türkmen shot to the top in the summer of 2015 with debut album Communion following single ‘King’ to No.1. ‘Desire’, ‘Shine’ and ‘Eyes Shut’ were all mega hits and all this action led to them being nominated for Best British Group at the 2016 BRITS and selling out Wembley Arena. Expect to hear the hits and to expect some surprises as they close the Sink The Pink stage at Mighty Hoopla!
All conquering quartet All Saints who had huge success in the late 90s with singles 'Never Ever', ‘I Know Where It’s At’, 'Pure Shores' and 'Black Coffee'. The ladies returned successfully to the pop fray last year with the top 3 album 'Red Flag'. We can’t wait to welcome them to kick start our first Mighty Hoopla festival with a bang at 2pm.
The Welsh songstress will be bringing her dungeon band to perform a set of pop covers that has included Bowie, Britney, Beyonce and even Rage Against The Machine! “Charlotte Church and her ten-piece ultra-metronomic post-punk-disco-R’n’R’n’B backing band will give her MK Ultra treatment to the greatest tunes that time forgot."
Will Young will be performing as part of the Sink The Pink Soundsystem with a unique set of songs (and outfits) promised! Since winning Pop Idol in 2001 Young has released six albums, completed a jazz tour and dipped his toe in and out of Strictly!
The Sink The Pink Soundsystem will feature a bespoke revue style show featuring Sophie Ellis Bextor with two more huge names TBA accompanied by the Sink the Pink queens. There’ll be murder on the dance floor!
Fleur East is set to take to Mighty Hoopla's main stage flanked with the creme de la creme of the UK's drag scene as part of Sink The Pink Soundsystem. Expect explosive pop anthems, high intensity dance routines and a whole lot of "Sax" from the X-Factor star.
One of the biggest pop bands of the late 90s and early 00’s comes to the Guilty Pleasures stage at Mighty Hoopla. The 7 have slimmed down to the main musical trio and singers Bradley, Jo and Tina. Expect to hear their huge hits ‘Don’t Stop Moving’, ’S Club Party’ and ‘Reach For The Stars’
Fearne Cotton’s Noisy Kitchen DJ agency hooks up with the Official Charts Company in the VIP area (there are a limited amount of tickets on sale). There’ll be a bespoke bar, picnic seating and DJ sets from Fearne (a No.1’s set), Gok Wan, Goldierocks, Gemma Cairney, Pandora, Danielle Perry, Oliver Keens, Jen Long.
"Hold On To Your Knickers!" as Mighty Hoopla are also offering you the chance to travel to festival like a Spice Girl on your very own Spice Bus! Re-enact everyone’s favourite movie speeding through London singing along to the favourite Spice tracks accompanied by the UK’s #1 Spice tribute act The Wannabe’s, bubbly, and a goody bag full of “previously-endorsed-by-the-spice-girls” swag. Details: bit.ly/SpiceBusHoopla
Teutonic Eurodance outfit Snap! hit number one in the UK with ‘The Power’ followed by further top 10 hits ‘Ooops Up’ and ‘Mary Had A Little Boy’ from their album World Power. They had a further No. 1 with the deathless ‘Rhythm Is A Dancer’ and No. 2 smash ‘Exterminate’.
Belgians Technotronic featuring vocalist Ya Kid K were all over 1990 like a rave rash led by their worldwide smash ‘Pump Up The Jam’. Three follow-up singles followed it into the charts ‘Get Up (Before The Night Is Over)’, ‘This Beat Is Techotronic’ and ‘Rockin’ Over The Melody’.
Adding to the nostalgia fest is garage duo Artful Dodger who are newly announced and set to fill festival revellers with 90s glee as they churn out their universally loved anthems 'Re-rewind' and 'Movin' Too Fast'.
Stepney songstress scored big on the rave up in the 1990s with mega hit ‘Where Love Lives’ and follow up ‘Make It On My Own’. She’s also sung with This Mortal Coil and M People fact fans.
South Londoner- pop star in the making RAYE, is known for her features on huge tunes by Jonas Blue and Jax Jones and collaborations with Nas, Stefflon Don, and Stormzy. RAYE is now making a steady shift towards pop and will be performing her collection of in-your- face bangers at Hoopla!
Sink The Pink regulars and ‘Dancing Makes Us Brave’ stars Nimmo will be DJing.
As well as making a track with Elton John and citing Cathy Dennis and Twin Peaks as influences the electro-popster will also be DJing at Hoopla.
Globally lauded comedienne sold out The Forum on Valentines Day performing her one woman show What Would Beyonce Do? We’ve got her for Hoopla and she’ll be performing her new show Am I Right Ladies?
Also performing is newly announced Vula from the legendary Basement Jaxx bringing fierce electro-pop classics to the party with the likes of 'Red Alert' and "Oh My Gosh'. She’s also pairing up with a very special secret guest on the day to perform a very special secret song. Shh!
Contemporary and fearless, ALMA mixes classic pop with rap elements, old soul and urban beats. Described as “the polar opposite of a plastic pop princess”, ALMA’s innovative tracks like 'Dye My Hair' will bring an alternative edge to Hoopla’s main stage.
Joining our Hoopla rising stars is Bree Runway who describes herself as, “like lady gaga and lil kim had a love child.” Check her track ‘Butterfly’ so you know all the words by June 4.
Unpredictable, outspoken and reckless, GIRLI will be kicking the doors in with her unique trademark “cyber-electronic- sugar dance pop”. GIRLI has collaborated with some of the music world’s most exciting producers; Ragz Originale, Z Dot and Henrik the Artist.
London’s hottest new talent will be showcasing his debut album, co-produced by MNEK, at Hoopla’s main stage. PORTER’s sound features a mix of soul, pop and reggae. Get ready to fall in love with PORTER!
The tweed-clad 10-piece drum and brass powerhouse play an eclectic mix of pop and have been night and their version of En Vogue’s Don’t Let Go nearly equaled En Vogue’s at our last Hoopla event.
Figs in Wigs are an all female performance company who make work that is a unique mix of theatre, dance and comedy. They use puns, fake fruit, and pop culture references to create shows that are refreshingly surreal, absurdly comic and always aware of their own theatricality.
Sink The Pink have been fans of LoBo for at least 8000 years. We built a stage so she could pop out of a box for a show we did one Christmas, we stowed her away with us to Margate so that she could headline a gig for us, we are basically obsessed with her. And so was David Walliams on Britains Got Talent, and he's the only one who talks any sense. So we know you'll love her too. Hoopla + LoBo = success.
These beauts are a fabulous husband and husband duo and their bezzie singing pop in hits in a lounge style! We personally couldn't think of a better backdrop to a first cocktail in the sunshine!
To feel you up after you've been patted down and bash you with their willy truncheons! The fun police are Knockout, OKSEEYA, Fag Ash, Bloke!
Your friendly neighbourhood east end Grandmas on meet n greet! East London drag legends The Twinnies are the welcoming Grandmas that you just don't get at your average festival! Stitch, bitch and witch!
A crafternoon workshop with the OUT Margate crew. Featuring pom pom classes, life drawing, fan girl banner making, games, crown making and general fun and lols for all your craft and general camp needs! ALL WELCOME!