“Before the Night”: The 2014 HomeGround Kate Party

party-5Following the huge success of the 2012 and 2013 events, HomeGround and katebushnews.com are pleased to announce that there will be another Kate themed party this very special year. Not only can we celebrate Kate’s forthcoming live shows, but also the publication of the two-volume HomeGround Anthology. A very special year indeed!

The party takes place on the night before the Summer Solstice, Friday 20th June 2014 and again will be at the legendary Royal Vauxhall Tavern. The RVT is in Vauxhall, South London, just over the Thames from the West End and is a two minute walk from Vauxhall Underground, main line and bus stations and is two tube stops from the Victoria railway terminus. The RVT is home to award-winning club night Duckie as well as the Hot August Fringe Festival and many other top music and cabaret events and performances.


We start at 9pm and go through to 3am. The party will feature  Kate-themed DJ sets from Paul Burston, Phil Marriott, Dave Cross and Paul Thomas.

The night will also feature an exclusive live performance from Kate Bush tribute band Cloudbusting. The band will be performing a set mixing some of Kate’s most well-known songs with fan favourites. New Cloudbusting vocalist Mandy here performs Kashka from Baghdad:


This will be another great night, in a special time a chance to hear Kate’s amazing music played loud in a club, and to meet loads of fellow KB fans!

You can order your advance tickets using the PayPal buttons below:

Single advance ticket: £8.00

Two advance tickets: £15.00

NOTE: There will be a limited number of tickets available on the door on the night for £10 each.

About Peter

My Kate CV: Kate fan since 1978. Saw Tour of Life at the London Palladium 1979. Went to first KBC Convention 1980. Founded Homeground with Dave 1982. Worked on 1985, 1990, and 1994 Kate Bush Conventions, and the 1986 Video Party with Dave, Lisa of KBC and Krys. Appeared in videos for The Big Sky and Experiment IV. Wrote Introduction, Chronology and Discography for EMI Music Publishing's 1987 "Kate Bush Complete". Wrote the sleeve note for the remastered 1998 reissue of "Hounds of Love". Invited to write sleeve notes for other reissues which never happened. My other CV: born 1955 in Bermondsey London, educated at Galleywall Primary, Walworth Comprehensive, and London School of Economics BSc(Econ)(Hon) 1976. Currently an Officer of the Crown Court determining legal costs in crminal cases. Met Krys in 1982 through Homeground, we were engaged on Glastonbury Tor on Kate's birthday in 1983, and married in November 1984.
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7 Responses to “Before the Night”: The 2014 HomeGround Kate Party

  1. zounds says:

    Will see you there! 🙂

    Just got tickets for the Dandies in London for 5th July, so what with that, finally making a Homeground/KBN party and Kate in September this is going to be a great year for crossing things off of my wish list.

  2. Rod says:

    I would love to have made it down there, but it’s not going to happen for me. I just know it will be fantastic, because you put on such fantastic events. Keep it Kate and Keep it Loud, Homeground!

  3. zounds says:

    Good to finally meet you face to face Peter and Krys after all these years – many thanks to you and others for a great night – CloudBusting were just amazing weren’t they!
    Sorry that you couldn’t make it Seán, maybe next time eh?

    Cheers – Mark (zounds).

    • Peter says:

      It was a great party. Our thanks to everyone who came. Particular thanks to the DJs and their great tracks selections, and of course to Cloudbusting for a terrific and to Sky. Another “do” next year.

  4. Peter Verkooijen says:

    I did a search and found this tweet from jazz/pop/r&b drummer Omar Hakim, who played with Miles Davis, Weather Report, Alyson Williams, Chaka Khan, Sting, David Bowie, Daft Punk, … (http://omarhakim.com):

    Omar Hakim ‏@OmarHakimdrums – 3:32 AM – 16 Jun 2014
    Kate Bush rehearsals are going GREAT! Got a much needed day off today… A little sightseeing around London today with friends will be fun!
    Retweets 49 Favorites 53

    In recent years Hakim has played with jazz pianist Rachel Z in The Trio of Oz. Rachel Z toured with Peter Gabriel during his Growing Up tours from 2002 to 2006. I think it is safe to assume this entire trio will be part of Kate Bush’ live band:


  5. Peter Verkooijen says:

    ‘… Naná Vasconcelos was around – who’s actually the musical director for Kate Bush when she’s going to be doing all these gigs this summer …’


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