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Kelly Rowland and Years and Years to headline Mighty Hoopla 2023

"Our collective gay power will be unmatched!" Sunday Headliner Olly Alexander shared.

By Emily Maskell

Kelly Rowland and Years and Years
Kelly Rowland and Years and Years are to headline Mighty Hoopla 2023 (Images: Provided)

Mighty Hoopla has announced its star-studded line-up for 2023.

Following 2022’s edition with Sugababes and Steps, Mighty Hoopla will return to Brockwell Park, London on 3 and 4 June with the best of pop and queer culture taking to the stage. 

2023’s edition is set to feature performances from Kelly Rowland, Years and Years, Confidence Man, Kelis, Natasha Bedingfield and Rachel Stevens with Beverley Knight and Sophie Ellis-Bextor will be taking charge of the Candy Crush Arena.

R&B royalty Rowland will be headlining Saturday (3 June) while UK electropop’s trailblazing Years and Years will close the festival on Sunday (4 June).

Other artists performing include Shola Ama, Jamelia, Jayde Adams, Artful Dodger, Big Gay Songbook, Snap!, Queer Bruk, Soul II Soul and, Vengaboys, alongside many other popstars, drag artists, comedians, and DJs across the festival’s seven stages.

Years & Years’ Olly Alexander shares he’s “very very excited” to headline the “fab queer extravaganza”.

“It’s been amazing to watch the festival grow over the years and I’m really thrilled to be part of such a stellar lineup of artists I really love!!” the 32-year-old announced.

“I promise to bring pleather, giant toilet cubicles, PVC and the gayest show ever to Brockwell Park,” he continued. “Together our collective gay power will be unmatched! It’s going to be really sexy and fun and I can’t wait!’”

Festival organiser Glyn Fussell said 2023’s Mighty Hoopla has “delivered the most mind blowing line up with the full width and breadth of the pop universe.”

“Our audience can expect to see not only a much bigger production right across the park, but also new stages for emerging live acts, pop-up and comedy shows, as well as a brand-new dance tent filled with some of the best LGBTQ+ DJs and performers on the scene,” said festival organiser Jamie Tagg.

Tagg added they are “very excited to be returning once again to Brockwell Park as a two-day festival for 2023.”

Saturday tickets start from £69.50 and a booking fee, while Sunday tickets start from £54.50 and a booking fee. Weekend tickets start from £114.50 (plus a booking fee).

Further additions to the line-up will be announced in forthcoming months. Tickets are on sale now, however, and are available to purchase here.