Often referred to as the UK’s best pop festival, Mighty Hoopla was back last month (August) for its fifth festival at South London’s Brockwell Park, with a massive 200-strong line-up of artists, from new and emerging to classic and nostalgic, plus everything in between, with 25,000 festival goers enjoying the ultimate spectacular of pop, alternative, queer culture at it’s best.
The day opened to psych-rock rapper Lava La Rue who brought her celebratory versatility to the festival, South London singer and songwriter RAYE romanticised the crowd with her sultry hit singles such as “Call On Me” and “BED”, while longtime Mighty Hoopla fan Becky Hill wowed fans with her huge hits such as “Gecko (Overdrive)” and “Afterglow”.
Elsewhere, Alexandra Burke stole the show with her greatest hits and one of the best performances of her career, while Sister Sledge and Kathy Sledge brought the family together on the main stage, and UK pop icon Cheryl delivered a stunning performance of her best hits including “Fight For This Love” alongside Nicola Roberts from Girls Aloud, with pictures captured by London-based photographer Luke Dyson.
Mighty Hoopla heads to Butlin’s in Bognor Regis from January 28 – 31 in 2022, get your tickets here.
Photos by Luke Dyson