Glastonbury 2025 could see Girls Aloud headline after girl band success

L to R) Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts, Cheryl and Kimberley Walsh of Girls Aloud
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Glastonbury's Emily Eavis is reportedly looking to book Girls Aloud for next year's festival, following the great success of their 20th anniversary reunion tour. The group recently wrapped up their tour with an exclusive gig at London's O2.

Sources suggest that organisers have an eye on the girl band for a slot at Worthy Farm's festivities next year. The news comes after massive crowds were drawn by pop acts Sugababes and Avril Lavigne last week, reports The Express.

A source told The Mirror: "There is no doubt that the girls would be a great act for the festival, and would really pull in the crowds. And Emily is even more enthusiastic about booking them after seeing how fans reacted to the Sugababes and Avril Lavigne this year. "Girls Aloud can tap into that same female pop nostalgia, while also having a massively loyal fanbase of their own."

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Emily Eavis had hoped to have the band perform at the 2024 festival, but it clashed with their Liverpool dates. epresentatives for Glastonbury and Girls Aloud were contacted by MailOnline for comment. The push to sign Girls Aloud comes after the Sugababes surprised festival-goers by drawing a huge crowd who sang along to their favourite tracks.

Despite their concerns that no one would attend their Glastonbury performance, the Sugababes found themselves in a situation where security had to shut down entry to their stage due to overwhelming fan demand.

During an appearance on This Morning on Monday, the 'About You Now' hitmakers discussed the unexpected turnout at their Glastonbury gig. It was reported that the crowd hoping to see the band perform was so large that security had to close off access to the stage.

The West Holts stage, which can accommodate up to 35,000 people, had to implement a 'one in one out' system to prevent overcrowding as fans flocked to see the group perform.

In 2022, the girl group performed at Glastonbury on the smaller Avalon Stage, which has a capacity of 3,000. However, police had to restrict entry to the gig due to safety concerns over the number of people trying to attend.

This year, the original 1998 Sugababes line-up - Keisha Buchanan, Mutya Buena and Siobhan Donaghy - were moved to the larger West Holts stage. Yet again, they proved more popular than the Glastonbury organisers had anticipated.

Given the group's popularity, it's possible that the next time Glastonbury takes place, the organisers might allow the pop group to perform on the iconic Pyramid Stage, which can hold an impressive 120,000 people.

One music fan took to social media to express their surprise at the turnout, tweeting: "Never seen a crowd like Sugababe at West Holts today. Was there in 2022 when they closed Avalon and same thing happened today. Not sure I'll see a better show this weekend. Pyramid stage surely next...".

Approximately 20 minutes before the Sugababes took to the stage at 5pm on Friday, stewards had to halt fans from entering from certain directions to prevent overcrowding. The group admitted to feeling nervous ahead of their performance.

Singer Keisha Buchanan confessed: "We are always super nervous especially when we are going out to perform because we think like is anyone going to show up?

"But it was really nice. We had the best time. It doesn't get old for us. We are so grateful."

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