Mel C said all five of the Wannabe singers are interested in performing at Glastonbury in the future, raising hopes of a grand reunion.
The Spice Girls, a legendary British girl band, have left an indelible mark on the music industry with their infectious pop hits and empowering messages. Formed in 1994, the group quickly rose to fame, captivating audiences worldwide with their unique personas and catchy tunes. Despite their initial split in 2000, the Spice Girls have periodically reunited for special performances, leaving fans eagerly anticipating their next comeback.
Mel C drops huge hint on reunion
Much to fans' delight, the Spice Girls could be gearing up for a reunion at Glastonbury, according to Mel C. While fans eagerly await the possibility of seeing all five members back on stage together, the timing and logistics remain uncertain.
Melanie C, also known as Sporty Spice, recently took to the stage on Saturday night on the Avalon Stage and hinted at the Spice Girls' interest in playing at the legendary music festival. She expressed that 'all of the Spice Girls would like to play Glasto,' indicating the group's collective desire to reunite for this prestigious event. Speaking to BBC Radio 6 Music’s Matt Everitt, she said:
‘All of the Spice Girls would like to play Glasto, that is the truth. Like I said to the audience [on Saturday night], doing a couple of Spice Girls songs, 'A bit of a warm-up for next year?' They’re rehearsed, they know the words, they’re ready.'
Mel C shared her excitement about the prospect of performing at Glastonbury, describing it as the ultimate achievement for an artist. However, she also acknowledged the apprehension due to the fact that some of the girls haven't been on stage for years:
'And it's quite daunting, some of the girls haven't been up on stage for years. But I think it’s, we call it [playing Glastonbury] the bucket list, because as an artist it really is the ultimate.'
Victoria Beckham set to come back
Since the 2012 Olympics closing ceremony, Victoria Beckham, also known as Posh Spice, has not performed with the Spice Girls. As per Metro, Mel B, Mel C, Beckham, Emma Bunton and Geri Horner all reunited in 2007 for a string of shows: The Return of the Spice Girls Tour. It ran for 45 shows from December 2007 to February 2008, including a 17-night sellout run at the O2 arena.
However, during the band's 2019 tour, Victoria Beckham did not participate or make an appearance.
While there have been talks of a reunion, Beckham has been hesitant to join. In the past, she ruled out participating in a Glastonbury performance, stating that she enjoys singing Spice Girls songs for karaoke but feels she should leave it there. However, Mel B, another member of the group, has recently teased that there may be a statement regarding Victoria Beckham's return in the near future.
If the Spice Girls were to secure a slot at Glastonbury, they would follow in the footsteps of music legends like Dolly Parton, Kylie Minogue, and Yusuf/Cat Stevens. The festival's 'legends slot' has become renowned for hosting iconic acts, making it an ideal opportunity for the Spice Girls to make their mark once again.
The Spice Girls' outstanding legacy
The Spice Girls, comprising five members with distinctive personalities, came together in 1994. The group consisted of Melanie C (Sporty Spice), Mel B (Scary Spice), Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice), Geri Halliwell Horner (Ginger Spice), and Emma Bunton (Baby Spice).
The Spice Girls took the world by storm with their debut single, Wannabe, released in 1996. The song's catchy melody and empowering lyrics became an anthem for a generation, propelling the group to instant stardom. They followed up with a string of chart-topping hits like Say You'll Be There, 2 Become 1, Spice Up Your Life, and Viva Forever. The Spice Girls' popularity soared, earning them a dedicated fan base known as Spice Mania and cementing their status as cultural icons.
After achieving immense success, the Spice Girls announced their hiatus in 2000, marking the end of an era. Each member embarked on individual endeavors, pursuing solo music careers, acting roles, fashion ventures, and philanthropic projects.