BIG NAME GIGS FOR OSBORNE

By Lorraine Parker

Friday, April 18, 2008

 

BIG NAME GIGS FOR OSBORNE

Girls Aloud — above, from left, Nadine, Nicola, Cheryl, Kimberley and Sarah — and Paul Weller will be appearing at Osborne House this summer.

A MUSIC extravaganza headlined by modfather Paul Weller and pop princesses Girls Aloud will be sandwiched between the Island’s sensational summer festivals.

Both acts will appear in concert at Osborne House over the weekend of July 26 and 27 and tickets are about to go on sale.

The announcement is a return to the format of 2005 and 2006 when Osborne hosted picnic-style concerts with Westlife and Ronan Keating on the lawn outside the main house.

Former frontman of The Jam and The Style Council Paul Weller will take to the stage on the Saturday, supported by The Rifles and IW Festival favourite Arno Carstens. There will also be live sets from Hipshaker’s resident DJs.

Best known for hits including You Do Something To Me, Going Underground, Eton Rifles and Wild Wood, Paul Weller is no stranger to the Island and also headlined the IW Festival in 2003.

Girls Aloud will close the weekend as headliners on the Sunday night with special guests.

The girls shot to fame in 2002 after they won talent show Popstars: The Rivals. They have gone on to become one of the most successful girl groups of the decade with a record-breaking number of consecutive top-ten singles, including Biology, Jump, Love Machine and their most recent single, Can’t Speak French.

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