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Elton John Powers Up Battersea’s Party

Star wattage lit up Battersea Power Station last night when Sir Elton John led the performances to celebrate the Station’s inaugural annual party. Chris Page (1 May’14) 

 

Who

 The party was hosted by Battersea Power Station Development Company (“BPSDC”), on behalf of the shareholders of Battersea Power Station. Stars performed to an audience of thousands under the venue’s famous chimneys.

The celebrated ‘Rocket Man’ rolled back the years, blasting through a string of classics including The One, Your Song, and The Greatest Discovery, whilst also showcasing selected tracks from last year’s critically acclaimed album The Diving Board.

Tom Odell  performs to the crowd 

 Musical support on the night came from 2013 BRIT Awards Critics’ Choice winner Tom Odell. The young singer-songwriter, a confessed Elton John fanatic, produced a moving performance featuring several tracks from his UK No.1 debut record Long Way Down, including top 10 UK hit Another Love.

 


Grace Jones arrives with her usual flair

 

Names included  Jeremy Renner, Chris Evans, Kit Harington, Rose Leslie, Tom Daley, Eliza Doolittle, Sharleen Spiteri, Philip Treacy, Jack Whitehall & Gemma Chan, Will Young, Lily James, Sally Greene, Theo Hutchcraft, Lorraine Pascale, Luke Evans, Luke Treadaway, Thomasina Miers, Nicky Haslam, Jade Parfitt, Ben Goldsmith, Sir David Tang, Detmar Blow, Erdem, Thom Evans, James Haskell, Martha Ward, Patrick Grant, Alan Yentob, Lilah Parsons, Zara Martin, Diana Vickers, George Craig and David Morrisey.

 Hospitality 

 

Other entertainment at the star-studded event included a dazzling 4D light show projected onto the façade of the Power Station, chronicling its history and showcasing its future. Food was supplied by London restaurants L’Anima, Benares, Brindisa and Caravan, with Veuve Clicquot and Fiji Water supplying the drinks.

 

What they said:

Elton pays homage to the venue behind the scenes

“Thank you to Sir Elton John for a stunning show at our first party, held to celebrate the remarkable heritage of the site and recognise the efforts of so many people who are helping to create a new vibrant community at Battersea Power Station. The power is definitely back on at Battersea.” Rob Tincknell, CEO, BPSDC

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