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Kylie comes back with festive gig
Kylie Minogue
The singer will play seven dates in London's Wembley Arena
Some 12,000 British fans saw in the New Year with pop star Kylie Minogue as she staged her UK comeback.

The Australian singer, 38, launched the British leg of her Showgirl Homecoming tour at Wembley Arena in London.

Fans in Sydney were the first to see the tour last month as Minogue, covered in pink feathers, returned to the stage following treatment for breast cancer.

The star - who wrote a children's book during her recovery - said the show would be "the biggest party of all".

The 65-a-ticket extravaganza kicked off at 2000 GMT and finished as the clock struck midnight and 2006 drew to a close.

Dancefloor for 3,500

A dancefloor with capacity for 3,500 people was specially built at the London arena, allowing revellers to continue celebrating until 0100 GMT.

Minogue has another six dates planned at Wembley in 2007, followed by a further six nights in Manchester.

It had been hoped she would also play at this year's Glastonbury festival, after pulling out of a headlining slot in 2005 following her cancer diagnosis.

But earlier this month festival organiser Emily Eavis told BBC 6 Music Minogue was too busy to join this year's line-up.

Minogue's record company, Parlophone, has also said she is working on material which could be released in 2007.

Clips from Kylie's New Year's Eve show at Wembley Arena

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