6 reasons why we can’t wait to see the Sugababes at Aintree
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This is certainly one to push all our buttons! The Sugababes are making their Aintree debut, performing after evening racing on Friday, May 19.
One of Liverpool’s greatest girl bands, The Sugababes have announced they’ll be headlining live in the Red Rum Garden at Merseyside’s best-known racecourse for the first time.
Dickon White, regional director of Jockey Club Racecourses, North West, said: “Sugababes are one of the UK’s most iconic bands and we can’t wait to welcome them.”
And neither can we! Here’s 6 reasons why we can’t wait to see the Sugababes at Aintree…
What a comeback
The Sugababes were the talk of the festivals last year. The Brit-Pop trio took to the stage of London’s Mighty Hoopla Festival for a triumphant return performance that thrilled an audience of 40,000 fans with their first gig in almost a decade (they originally regrouped in 2013) – with the show hailed as a ‘relentless onslaught of some of the best British Pop of the last 20 years’. They even had to shut down their field at Glastonbury in June due to massive demand to see the girls. After that they announced a massive comeback tour across the UK in October and November.
The original line-up
What can we say, there have been a few incarnations of the Sugababes, and while past members, Heidi Range, Amelle Berrabah, and Jade Ewen, made their mark it’s great to see the original line-up, the three singers who started it all, back together and on stage again: Mutya Buena, Keisha Buchanan and Siobhan Donaghy.
Sugababes really have created some of the best music that’s guaranteed to get us all on the dancefloor, singing in the car, or fighting for the spot on the karaoke mic. Songs like Push the Button, Freak Like Me, Round Round, Too Lost in You, Hole in the Head, About You Now, Ugly and Overload…and the list goes on, and on, and…
Aintree provides the perfect backdrop
Previous headliners have included Deacon Blue, Tom Jones, Craig David, Madness, Jess Glynne, and Kaiser Chiefs – because Aintree is such an iconic place to play and perform, close to the track that has seen some of the best steeplechasing action in history and home to the Red Rum Garden that contains a statue of arguably the most famous horse to have ridden at Aintree. It’s got great bars and restaurants, and special packages to make it a superb event.
The racing before
You can bet on a fantastic evening with racing before the Sugababes make their debut. Gates open at 3.10pm and before the concerts starts there’ll be a full racing schedule with the first race starting at 5.10pm and the last at 7.58pm.
The new album
The girls celebrated their comeback with their first album in 12 years. The Lost Tapes was released on streaming platforms in December last year featuring 13 tracks, including the 2013 single Flatline, originally released under the name MKS, along with Love Me Hard and Today, both of which they performed on their UK tour. Fans went wild, proving just how much we’d missed them – and how much we’re delighted to have them back.