Girls Aloud's Kimberley Walsh and Nicola Roberts join Years & Years on stage at Mighty Hoopla
Kimberley and Nicola joined Olly Alexander of Years & Years during their Sunday night headline set for joyous renditions of the Girls Aloud classics The Promise and Call the Shots.
The response from pop fans was equally rapturous in Brockwell Park, where Mighty Hoopla takes place, and online as footage from the surprise appearance was shared on Twitter.
Thank you for the wellness check texts regarding the surprise appearance of Girls Aloud’s Kimba and Nicola during the Years & Years set at Mighty Hoopla. Yes, I was there to witness. No, I’m not well. pic.twitter.com/kzZsuTr3td— Bradley Stern (@MuuMuse) June 4, 2023
Girls Aloud fans were definitely fed over the Mighty Hoopla weekend as band member Nadine Coyle delivered a solo set on Saturday. Her performance also included renditions of The Promise and Call the Shots.
Released in 2008, The Promise became Girls Aloud's fourth and final Number 1 single on the Official Charts. It also holds the honour of being their second biggest song ever. Call the Shots came out the previous year and peaked at Number 3.
Nicola also made a surprise appearance at Mighty Hoopla in 2021, when she joined another Girls Aloud bandmate, Cheryl, during her headline set. On that occasion, she added vocals to Cheryl's Number 1 solo hit Fight for This Love.
Girls Aloud – Cheryl, Kimberley, Nicola, Nadine and the late Sarah Harding – last performed as a five-piece on their Ten: The Hits Tour in 2013. The group's debut album Sound of the Underground is being reissued as a Deluxe Edition packed with extra tracks on June 16.
Article images: Luke Dyson.