By Ryan Kennedy
AFTER recently admitting they were trying for an older sound on their new album Girls Aloud are set to get a few tips when they play alongside the Grown Ups of rock and pop.
The five-piece girl-group will join the likes of Status Quo, Human League and Bananarama at the Fantasy Island Big Weekend festival, Skegness this August Bank Holiday weekend.
The three-day event will run from August 31, and Girls Aloud will headline the second day, following Status Quoâ€™s performance on the first. The girls have the chance to benefit from the experiences of Britainâ€™s second biggest album-chart artists, who on the day will be introduced by Coronation Streetâ€™s Les Battersby, Bruce Jones.
They will be joined on the second day by fellow reality TV survivor Ray Quinn – who came runner-up in the 2006 series of The X Factor, with his take on jazz and Rat-Pack classics.
The third day of the festival will be a blast from the past for the girls â€“ as most of the artists they grew up with will bring the festival to a close.
Headliners Bananarama, who are the all-female group with the most chart entries in history, will be supported by ABC, Tony Hadley and Go West.
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