April 12, 1979: Kate Bush plays Sunderland

Singer Kate Bush played Sunderland in 1979.
Singer Kate Bush played Sunderland in 1979.
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She may at the centre of an ongoing row over whether or not she turned down America's prestigious Coachella music festival.

But there's no doubt about the fact that singer Kate Bush played Sunderland as part of one of only two extensive tours she has ever undertaken.

Bush, only a year after debut single Wuthering Heights topped the British single charts while she was still a teenager, appeared on April 12, 1979, at the Empire Theatre.

We'd love to know your memories of the show. Either post them below or on our Facebook page.

To get you in the mood, here's the set list from 38 years ago.


The Saxophone Song

Room for the Life

Them Heavy People

The Man With the Child in His Eyes


L'amour Looks Something Like You


In the Warm Room


Strange Phenomena

Hammer Horror

Kashka from Baghdad

Don't Push Your Foot on the Heartbrake


Coffee Homeground

In Search of Peter Pan

Symphony in Blue

Feel It


James and the Cold Gun

Oh England My Lionheart

Wuthering Heights