Thursday, July 24, 2008
Will Elton & Lulu be at the Party in the Park?
LULU has revealed that her "Mystery" Party in the Park guest could be mega-star Elton John.
The Scottish singing sensation told the Express she will be bringing a few friends along to the town’s biggest event – and hinted one of them could be the legendary crooner – "...it could be Elton".
The Eurovision song contest winner will be wowing Maxonians with her booming voice at the festival, which promises to be a gig to Relight Your Fire.
Flying straight into town after sunning herself in France with friend Elton and his partner, David Furnish, the pint-sized popstar suggested the well-loved music man could be her "mystery guest".
But she refused to say for sure.
She said: "I will be flying in from my holiday with Elton and David in France, so it will be like carrying on my holidays in Macclesfield. There will be a few friends appearing with me on stage – it could be Elton. But I’m not going to tell, it’s fun to not say."
Lulu will be preparing herself for a 90-minute musical extravaganza and will be joined by Magic of Motown on stage on Saturday, August 16, at West Park.
But it’s not the first time the musical maestro has visited Silk Town and she is chomping at the bit to get a taste of Maxonian musical madness.
"I have been performing all around for so long so I have been everywhere in the country. I’m looking forward to it because the further north you go the better the audience, and it will be a really fun day for everyone, old and young," said Lulu.
She added: "Hopefully, the weather will be good but it won’t dampen the spirits if it rains. Perhaps I will have to do a dance to the sun gods!"
Rain or shine, fans can brace themselves for some of her favourite chart-topping songs, including Shout and Relight My Fire, but the diminutive diva still has a few tricks up her sleeve.
She said: "When I perform, people usually want to hear certain songs from me and I try and appease them but there will be a few surprises – I just want people to have a good time."
The Saturday concert will open with the Magic of Motown, providing a superb Tamla Motown spectacle, followed by the main act herself.
Orgainsed by Macclesfield Borough Council, the fun continues on Sunday with the West Park Family Fun day, complete with carnival and other attractions