Kate Bush stage worn headphones to auction for £700

Kate Bush fans might want to head over to Omega Auctions 7th February Audio Equipment and Music Memorabilia Auction where a pair of stage worn headphones could be yours for just £700. 

Kate Bush stage worn headphones to be sold at Omega Auctions.
Image: Omega Auctions


Kate Bush is a British singer songwriter who first topped the charts with her 1978 song Wuthering Heights.

Since then she has had a steady fan base with 50,000 people a month searching her name on Google. 

But those figures went ballistic in June 2022 when the US TV hit show 'Stranger Things' featured another of her songs 'Running Up That Hill', in the fourth season of the Netflix show.

That resulted in 2,300,000 people searching for Kate Bush in Google, as a whole new worldwide teenage fan base stepped forward.

The song quickly became the most streamed song worldwide on Spotify, earning Bush over $2.3m in royalties.

That makes Kate Bush memorabilia very popular, and interesting pieces like this hugely sought after.

The ear monitoring headphones had been designed for, and used by, Kate Bush during her 2014 'Before The Dawn' residency at the Hammersmith Apollo venue in London. 

The headphones are to be auctioned with their original storage case and a rehearsal schedule dated Tuesday 29th July, with a set of lyrics, and a handwritten to-do list.

The provenance states the headphones are from the collection of Kate Bush's sound engineer who had worked with her on the Hammersmith Apollo set.  

The headphone case also bears the name 'Mrs McIntosh;', Bush's married name. 


About your Author:

Adrian Roose has over 30 years’ experience covering all aspects of the rare stamp & memorabilia industry during which he has sold over £50m of unique items, helping build collections for Royalty, household name celebrities and 1,000s of collectors around the world.

Adrian was previously a Director at Stanley Gibbons, a Board Member of Stampex, and Executive Director of Paul Fraser Collectibles, PFC Auctions and JustCollecting, prior to founding The Memorabilia Club.

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