Elton John dazzles Battersea Power Station crowd

Battersea Power Station Development Company (“BPSDC”), on behalf of the shareholders of Battersea Power Station, held its inaugural annual party this week, with Sir Elton John delivering a stirring performance to an audience of thousands beneath the famous chimneys of London’s legendary Battersea Power Station.

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.

The gig, inside one of the UK’s most recognizable landmarks, was the focal point of the party held to thank everyone that has made the Battersea development a reality and bring together people from across the community.

“Hosting a performance, on behalf of the shareholders and everyone that is helping restore this famous London landmark, from one of the best-loved and most-renowned British recording artists of all time at of one of the UK’s most iconic buildings, was a great occasion,” states Rob Tincknell, Chief Executive Officer of BPSDC.

“Thank you to Sir Elton John for a stunning show at our first party, held to celebrate the remarkable heritage of the site and recognize 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.”

“The power is definitely back on at Battersea.”

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.

Celebrities were out in force on the evening, including appearances from Grace Jones, 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.

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.

 

Author: Buddy Iahn

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