Mel C has said she is disappointed that the Spice Girls will not be able to play at Glastonbury 2023.
Despite years of speculation and suggestions from Sporty Spice and bandmate Mel B that the Wannabe singers would headline the music festival, Melanie Chisolm has now said they will not be able to appear together at Glastonbury this year.
Mel C told The Guardian: “It’s a question that I hate very much, because the answer is as disappointing to me as it is to Spice Girls fans. We love to do Glasto. It doesn’t fit in with the current arrangement of the girls. We want to get back on stage – it’s all up in the air.”
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Rumors that the Spice Girls – including Emma Bunton, Geri Horner and former friend Victoria Beckham – will reunite at a music festival have been circulating since 2019.
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As recently as December 2022, Mel B told Mo Gilligan that she had jumped on The Big Narstie Show that she was still working to get her friends to participate in the festival.
When asked if he was playing Glastonbury he said: Yes, I think so!
Then he added: “But I have to convince four to do it with me!”
In October 2022, Beckham canceled a reunion with the Spice Girls to perform at Glastonbury.
The fashion designer told US show Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen: “I love girls. I really like to sing the Spice Girls when I do karaoke, but I think it’s better to leave it at that.”
Sporty, Scary, Baby and Ginger reunited for a UK and Ireland tour in 2019, without Posh joining them on stage.
That same year there were reports of a feud between Mel B and Horner, after Scary Spice claimed the pair slept together in the 1990s.
Mel B, 47, admitted to a brief relationship while filming an episode of Piers Morgan’s Life Stories back in March. The Two Become One The singer was on hand to promote his new album ‘Brutally Honest’ before touching on pals’ past romances.
Horner denied the story.
The group reunited to celebrate Geri Horner’s 50th birthday party in November 2022, without Mel B.
Beckham, 48, shared pictures of herself partying with Horner, Mel C, 49, and Emma Bunton, 46, at the Ginger Spice luxury party.
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They were caught on camera dancing and singing along to the Spice Girls hit Say You’ll Be There.