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Kate Bush’s London pop-up shop closes its doors and moves online

After five days in business at the back of London’s redeveloped Kings Cross area, Kate Bush‘s pop-up shop (officially called ‘Kate Bush Remastered Pop-Up’) closed its doors yesterday.

The shop sold the newly remastered vinyl and CDs, T-shirts, hoodies, posters, prints, coasters, badges, Christmas cards, Christmas baubles and the like. The merchandise was largely all new although some programmes from Before The Dawn were available earlier in the week. All profits go to the national homelessness charity, Crisis.

Fans could also buy daily raffle tickets offering a chance to win exclusive/signed items, the grand prize being an Aerial presentation disc signed by Kate. The shop was very small although it was never rammed. I actually ended up going on two occasions, once on the evening of the first day of opening – when it was raining and therefore not busy at all – and again yesterday afternoon, to pick up a few things for a friend. A ten or 15 minute wait in a queue was required yesterday, but it was all very civilised. Unsurprisingly, Kate didn’t make an appearance at any point in the five days.

Kate Bush Remastered Pop-Up (click image to enlarge).

There were some rather nice framed prints on display including the covers to The Sensual World, The Dreaming and ‘The Other Side 1’ (the shot of Kate used for the back cover of ‘Running Up That Hill’) but you couldn’t actually buy them in-store at the time, rather a notice advised customers to go online to purchase. This was actually confusing, because a visit to Kate’s site offered no such prints, but yesterday via her social channels Kate advised that a new online store will open today specifically to sell the goods in the pop-up shop.

The shop goes online today at 12.30pm GMT. Presumably, these prints will be available alongside the various other merchandise.

Visit the Kate Bush Remastered Pop-Up online (from 12.30pm today). All profits go to the UK homeless charity Crisis.

39 responses to Kate Bush’s London pop-up shop closes its doors and moves online

  1. Larry Davis says:

    That store looked pretty sweet, espesh those front glass doors…too bad one didn’t open in NYC…reminds me when Lady Gaga had a store in Barney’s NYC a few years ago with all proceeds from sales going to charity, cool collectibles they had but the prices were sky high…I remember buying special cookies and something else…still have the special bag…went to the Kate Pop-Up webstore and what struck me was the 1st CD Box was nowhere…are these sets limited?? I have both but I’m curious…I may buy the lyric book and a shirt…a print might get damaged tho…

  2. Willy says:

    Did Kate ‘man’ the till in her bathrobe, Brian Wilson Radiant Radish style?

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      no

    • Chris Squires says:

      It’s an interesting point. It would certainly sent sales rocketing at the store if Kate had been there on at least one day. But I guess, looking at the size of the place it would easily have descended into chaos. So, as usual, she probably made the right call if one engages the brain and thinks about it for longer than the time it takes to be offended on twitter. (ugggh!)

      Still a signed T-shirt would smell a bit after 5 years of being worn everyday without ever being washed….

  3. Dr Volume says:

    The bloke on the right of the 3rd picture down is the spit of Ian Beale off of Eastenders.

  4. Ken Moore says:

    Judging by that last photo, it looks like the Pop-Up Shop was attracting some sketchy types anyway :)

  5. Alicia says:

    Does anyone have ANY idea how I can get hold of the running up that hill print, framed or unframed, I have searched everywhere and I don’t understand why it was put up in the store with the sign to buy it online (unless it sold out in 5 seconds) If anyone can help at all or give me more info please do!

    • dch says:

      I emailed them and got the rather disappointing reply: My apologies, we have not been informed of these coming into stock I am afraid.

  6. Trash says:

    Dammit I’m in London at the moment and I didn’t know about this otherwise I would have definitely popped in!

  7. clive says:

    POST15 deal on Music Magpie no longer working

  8. Philip Guest says:

    Cheers for the link, Paul.

    Hopefully, the 50 Words For Snow Christmas tree bauble will arrive before December 25th!

  9. Eamonn says:

    A bit disappointed that there’s no merch for her two best albums (imo), The Dreaming and Hounds of Love.

    The Never For Ever tee does look totes-gorge, mind.

  10. Peter Anderson says:

    Rather annoyingly Music Magpie cancelled my order for Vinyl IV when I asked them to change the delivery address. Suggested I re-order but put the pre-POST15 code price up from £78 to £85. I asked them not to cancel the original order and send to the original address but they cancelled it anyway. I’ll pass on this occasion out of principle!

  11. Darren Linklater says:

    The Dreaming album cover art print doesn’t seem to be online. Is it available to buy Paul?

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Don’t know what’s going on to be honest. The shop said ‘buy online’… but as you say, they aren’t online. Bit of a cock-up, I think…

  12. TRACY says:

    Looking good Paul. Did you buy anything for yourself? Great service you provide by the way. I love this website.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Thank you :) Yeah, picked up a Never For Ever T-shirt, some coasters and the 50 Words For Snow ‘calligraphic’ print…

  13. Peter Muscutt says:

    The carrier bag looks nice too!! I bet we end up seeing a few of those on eBay!!

  14. Rickjapan says:

    At least you had the chance to go there!

    When is Kate going to set up a shop in rural north Japan, I’ll be first in line lol

  15. Saar Freedman says:

    well the
    shop is live online but no framed (or unframed) prints .. they either sold out in 3 minutes or this will turn out to be another Fishpeople Red Herring..

  16. Michael says:

    Fab Paul. I received the Hounds Of Love remastered CD earlier in the week. Listened to it a few times. Had not bought any of her music before. It’s good if a little weird. She is a real artist though. Paul do you know if the side 2 tracks were inspired at all by the story of the Titanic? Merry Christmas to you & thanks for the site. It’s one of my two favourites online. All the best.

  17. Peter Anderson says:

    Thanks John Barleycorn – great tip. POST15 code brings price of the Vinyl IV set down to a much more attractive £66 including delivery.

    • dch says:

      Great spot! I had a feeling about this one and cancelled my pre-order the day before it came out. Sure enough, 10 days later and £23 saved.

  18. John Barleycorn says:

    Here’s a little deal for you…

    Kate Bush Remastered 1 is on the Music Magpie eBay Shop for £52.19. If you use the code POST15 you can bring this down to £44.36. But the deal expires Dec 14.
    I bagged one.

    • Ballerkins says:

      Thanks for that, just picked up Remastered 2 vinyl for £66.

    • Alastair says:

      Thanks from me as well John B. I picked up Remastered 2 for £70.

    • Eamonn says:

      Thanks Sir Barleycorn,

      I can’t seem to apply the code. Does it work for vinyl?

      • John Barleycorn says:

        Some people here say yes it does work for vinyl but some also saying they have put the prices up too. Just check you are typing it in correctly re the POST15 (fifteen and not the letter i and 5). My eBay alert said it was live until 14th December.

        They had Lennon Super Deluxe for £55.77 for weeks but that’s gone up in price too now. I wonder if eBay impose these % deductions on them and so to compensate they up their prices to cover the cost of the discount. Seems they might.

  19. daveid76 says:

    Would have been funny if Rolf Harris gatecrashed with his wobble board and didgeridoo

  20. Kevin Barrett says:

    Now there’s a collector’s item if I ever heard one, Kate Bush buckets lol

  21. thomas solimine says:

    This wreaks of sell out.

    • colm47 says:

      It’s in aid of the charity Crisis.
      How’s that a sell out?
      Perhaps you could read more closely before you comment.

    • Chris Squires says:

      I hope you are joking otherwise that is an absurd comment.

      “All profits go to the UK homeless charity Crisis.”

      How on earth is that a sell out. Other than some things will “Sell out” and not be back in stock.

    • Darren Howard says:

      Why does it?

  22. James Giraffe says:

    I’m glad you had a nice time. What are those buckets by the door? Kate Bush buckets?

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