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Kate Bush returns to live gigs after 35-year lapse

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As she returns to live performing after 35 years, the new documentary, The Kate Bush StoryRunning Up That Hill explores Kate Bush's extraordinary musical career.

The film tracks her achievements from January 1978's smash single Wuthering Heights to her 2011 album. 50 Words for Snow.  Running Up That Hill can be seen on Friday night next, August 22, on BBC 4.

Contributors include the guitarist who discovered her, Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, the choreographer who taught her to dance  - Lindsay Kemp - and the musician who she said 'opened her doors,' Peter Gabriel.

Her engineer and ex-partner Del Palmer, Elton John, Stephen Fry and Nigel Kennedy also participate.

Musicians who have been influenced by the singer contribute also, including St Vincent's Annie Clark, Natasha Khan of Bat for Lashes, Tori Amos, Outkast's Big Boi, Guy Garvey and Tricky. Writers.

The comedians Jo Brand, Steve Coogan and Neil Gaiman also wax lyrical about the reclusive singer. Also, Kate Bush at the BBC at 10.10pm compiles the musicians’ dynamic and innovative TV appearances through the years.

Bush, who is 56, has requested of her fans that they do not use iPhones, iPads or cameras at the 22 gigs she will play in the UK in September, after a 35-year lapse from live performing.

"I very much want to have contact with you as an audience, “ she writes on her website. “I know it's a lot to ask but it would allow us to all share in the experience together."

Details of the new show, entitled Before the Dawn, are shrouded in secrecy. Suffice to say that her 1979 show included 13 performers, 17 costume changes and 24 songs. Watch the video for her single Cloudbusting, starring Donald Sutherland

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