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Mel C updates fans on Spice Girls Glastonbury rumours

A Worthy Farm appearance is unlikely, says Sporty Spice

By Joe Goggins

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The pop legends reissued their debut album, 'Spice', in October. (Photo: Press)

Mel C appears to have thrown cold water over suggestions that The Spice Girls might reform to play at Glastonbury 2023.

Late last year, Mel B had added fuel to ongoing rumours about another reunion of the 90s icons by hinting at a Worthy Farm appearance this summer during an interview on Channel 4’s The Big Narstie Show. “Yes, I think so!” She said when asked if she personally would appear at the Pilton bash this year. “But I’ve got to convince the other four bitches to do it with me!” 

When fellow guest Mo Gilligan attempted to confirm that this meant a reformation was confirmed, B playfully batted it away, saying “stop it! Shut up! I never said that.” Now, though, a new sit-down with her fellow Mel in The Guardian has seemingly quashed the prospect. “It’s the question I hate the most, because the answer is as disappointing to me as it is to Spice Girls fans,” she said in response to a query over whether festival organiser Emily Eavis had been in touch.

“We would love to do Glasto. It just doesn’t fit with the current plan with the girls. We do want to get back on stage – everything is up in the air.” The group last played live in 2019, when they toured UK stadiums without Victoria Beckham, who sat out the run in order to focus on her fashion business. C, though, went on to say that she thinks Posh Spice could return for future shows. 

“We had incredible stadium shows in 2019,” she said. “And you know, there’s definitely a bit of FOMO for [Beckham], so I’m a big optimist. We were all at Geri’s 50th a couple of months back and Victoria was the first one on the dance floor requesting Spice Girls songs.”

The lineup for this year’s Glastonbury remains shrouded in mystery, with only Elton John so far confirmed to headline with what is set to be his last-ever UK show on the Sunday night (June 25). Tickets sold out within an hour of going on sale in November.