Sugababes: ‘We can mix it with the big festival bands’

Plus girl trio hail Kate Nash and The Enemy

Sugababes declared they are happy taking on the likes of Sex Pistols and Ian Brown as they played the Isle Of Wight Festival tonight (June 14).

The girlband performed on the Big Top Stage, a new addition to the event in 2008, while the festival heavyweights performed on the Main Stage.

However, the trio declared they feel right at home mixing with the bands.


“We might not be seen as a traditional festival act, but we’ve played quite a few now,” Heidi Range told NME.COM. “We’ve done the mainstage at Glastonbury and V Festival (pictured) so we know what to expect. We haven’t played one in a while though so it’s always a bit of a challenge, you’ve got to prove yourself again.”

The band who performed a greatest hits set, added that unlike some of the bigger stars they had got out and about early and watched some of their favourite acts.

“It’s an absolutely brilliant festival and it’s got a great atmosphere so you’ve definitely got to be in the spirit of the festival and get out there,” declared Amelle Berrabah. “We got out and about earlier. We watched Kate Nash and The Enemy who were both brilliant, which really made us look forward to our set.”

Keep up with this weekend’s (June 13-15) festival action as it happens on NME.COM. For news, pictures and blogs keep checking the NME.COM’s Isle Of Wight Festival page and NME.COM’s Download Festival page for live coverage from both sites.


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