8 November 2023

Girls Aloud are back, and could be headlining Glasto

The group are reportedly releasing a new single dedicated to their former bandmate Sarah Harding.

Girls Aloud are back! Cheryl Tweedy, Nadine Coyle, Kimberley Walsh and Nicola Roberts have reunited in secret, and dedicated a new number to Sarah Harding, their former bandmate who died of cancer in 2021 aged 39. 

The band, who scored twenty consecutive top-ten singles in the UK, including four number-ones, are one of the country’s most successful pop groups of the 21st century. They enjoyed seven years of huge success before going on hiatus for three years in 2009 as members pursued solo projects. The group came back together to release new music and go on tour in 2012 before splitting in March 2013 amid rumours of feuds. 

Now, a decade later, the group are said to be returning as a foursome – and could be celebrating the return with a massive gig at Glastonbury Festival.

Glastonbury line-up rumours are coming thick and fast ahead of next year’s festival, with Madonna, Dua Lipa and Coldplay named in leaks of the 2024 line-up – however organiser Emily Eavis said the leaks were ‘untrue’. She previously said they already have the Sunday afternoon Legends performer book in, revealing it’s a female star but sharing no other tips.

Revealing the group were getting back together, a music industry source told The Sun: “This has been one of the best-kept secrets in pop, but it’s actually happening now. The girls really came back together as friends to rally around when Sarah died, and it repaired some of the old rifts and put things into perspective. Suddenly the reunion which had seemed totally impossible for so long just felt a totally natural thing to do – in Sarah’s honour.”

The new music video, filmed in north London, is said to see the band members dressed as Wonder Woman. The source added: “They’ve got a single and a video in the can, plans for a full record of new music, and for the fans, the most exciting thing will be a massive reunion tour in 2024.”

  • Writer Chris Saunders

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