Pop sensation and “It’s a Sin” star, Olly Alexander, performed for 50 guests at a secret concert in the heart of Central London for the first-ever Secret Socials with Hilton event, which was held at The Trafalgar St. James, Curio Collection by Hilton.
The Years & Years singer took to the stage to give guests a night to remember, with live renditions of hits including King, Desire, and new single Sweet Talker.
During a performance of A Second to Midnight, the audience were treated to the ultimate surprise, as Kylie Minogue surprised fans and joined Olly live on stage.
After performing, Olly Alexander shared: “I had so much fun performing at Hilton’s first Secret Socials event and reconnecting with my fans in a cute intimate setting. No one knew they’d be at a Years & Years show and I loved seeing their shocked faces. Plus I got to hang and perform with my bestie, queen Kylie.”
Kylie Minogue added: “Surprising everyone on stage was so much fun — we’ve been planning it for a while, and it’s been so hard to not tell anyone! The venue was perfect for such an intimate gig and I loved the opportunity to connect up close and personal with fans. It’s rare to share these moments and it was all the sweeter with the beautiful Olly Alexander. It was definitely a night to remember!”
One lucky fan, Kate Green, attended the gig, sharing: “I am such a big Kylie fan and could not believe it when she walked on the stage to perform with Olly — I turned to my friend and our jaws dropped! I was truly blown away — it was amazing to be so close to such big stars!”
Gurmej Bahia, marketing and loyalty vice president, EMEA, said: “We know our customers are eager to reconnect with the people and places they love, and we are absolutely thrilled that Kylie and Olly gave everyone an unforgettable night at our first Secret Socials with Hilton event. It’s these memories that we can look back on for a lifetime and we look forward to giving Hilton Honors members, guests and music fans access to even more special experiences.”
Hilton Honors is a free award-winning loyalty programme, giving members the chance to use their Points to access exclusive concerts, unique sports packages, food experiences, and once-in-a-lifetime adventures, available through the Hilton Honors Experiences platform.
About Olly Alexander
As Years & Years, Olly Alexander has become one of the world’s most trailblazing modern pop stars. Across two hugely successful albums to date, the singer, actor, fashion icon and cultural vanguard has earned 5 Brit Award nominations, surpassed 4.4 billion global streams, and played triumphant shows ranging from Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage to The O2 Arena.. Along the way, Olly has also become a fearless, once-in-a-generation voice on important discussions around mental health, and issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community.
2021 has been a stand-out year for Olly Alexander, which started with the leading role as Ritchie Tozer in the critically acclaimed Russell T Davies TV drama It’s A Sin. The show went on to become one of Channel 4’s biggest shows, breaking viewing on demand records and winning the Best New Drama prize at the National Television Awards as well as bringing the fight against HIV/AIDs back into the public conversation like never before. As a result, this led to a spectacular show-stopping performance of Pet Shop Boy’s classic ‘It’s A Sin’ with Elton John at the BRIT Awards 2021 with the single released to benefit the Elton John Aids Foundation.
Years & Years’ comeback single “Starstruck” became Olly Alexander’s 9th UK Top 40 single and was followed by “Crave”, a featured artist appearance on Kylie Minogue’s “A Second to Midnight” (the lead single from her latest album Disco: Guest List Edition) plus latest single “Sweet Talker” with dance music giants Galantis.
Years & Years have over 3.4 million worldwide album sales to date and will be adding to that figure with forthcoming release Night Call on January 7th 2022 with a UK arena tour in support of the release coming later in the year. To round out an incredible 2021, Olly Alexander will be hosting his own huge NYE show – The Big New Years & Years Eve Party – on BBC One.
About Kylie Minogue
In 2020 Kylie released her eighth UK No.1 album 'DISCO', which saw her make chart history once more as the first female artist to have a UK No.1 album in five consecutive decades.
Kylie’s record-breaking fifteenth studio album ‘DISCO’ was released to widespread acclaim last year and was hailed as ‘an irresistible tonic to real life. Thank God for Kylie Minogue’ by Metro in a 5* review and ‘the ultimate rescue remedy’ by The Observer (4*). It featured lead singles ‘Say Something’, which received widespread praise - deemed ‘a galactic slice of pop music heaven’ by i-D - and ‘Magic’, which NME called ‘an exuberant, horn-fuelled romp.’
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