Girls Aloud to play ‘grown up’ gig

Girls Aloud
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 Quo’s performance on the first. The girls have the chance to benefit from the experiences of Britain’s second biggest album-chart artists, who on the day will be introduced by Coronation Street’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 – 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.