From the Rabbit Hole at Glastonbury to secret pop-up sets at Latitude and The Mighty Hoopla, Charlotte Church’s Late Night Pop Dungeon has become a festival legend. Announced a run of festive dates, which will be – deep breath – the 9-piece’s final ever tour.
CCLNPD is a genre-fluid jukebox of anthems from En Vogue to Bowie and Kate Bush to Nine Inch Nails – often rubbing shoulders in the same mashed-up medley.
Charlotte says: ‘After six ecstatic years of unparalleled debauchery, the Late Night Pop Dungeon is hanging up its feathers, sequins, P.V.C and velour. All good things must come to an end, and this ending will be the most euphorically lickable ending conceivable.’
‘Think Carrie meets Sunset Boulevard, soundtracked by the 2nd side of Abbey Road. Think of a pool party with Prince and Kate Bush at the grill, and Beyonce and Kurt Cobain at the bar, except it’s also Christmas, and both Santa and Kevin Mcallister are here to get down. Look, Trent Reznor and Ozzy Osborne are discussing Taylor Swift’s new record.’
Late Night Pop Dungeon is fronted by Charlotte Church, backed by a 9-piece post-punk-disco-R’n’R’n’B band, who deliver-deliver-deliver pop bangers and forgotten classics.
December 2022 tour dates
- 3rd The Clapham Grand, London
- 8th Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
- 9th New Century, Manchester
- 16th SWX, Bristol
- 21st DEPOT, Cardiff
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‘In sparkly wigs, hot pants and headdresses they unleashed a fearsome 90-minute live mixtape of surefire party-starters by the likes of Prince, Missy Elliott and Black Sabbath.’
‘After a life in the public eye and having spent years singing dutifully – for American presidents, for the Pope, for record companies milking her worth – Church has decided it’s time to do whatever she likes.’