Friday 23 February 2018

Original Sugababes line-up will push button on Dublin's New Year Celebration

The original Sugababes will headline Dublin's New Year festivities
The original Sugababes will headline Dublin's New Year festivities
The girls when they first came on the scene more than 10 years ago

BY EIMEAR RABBITTE

POP fans take note -- the original Sugababes are hitting these shores to help ring in the New Year in style.

After ditching their name and their old bandmates, MKS are on their way to Dublin.

The three glamorous divas will be fronting this year's New Year's Eve celebrations in the capital.

MKS (Mutya, Keisha and Siobhan), the founding members of the Sugababes, will be joined by a host of musical talent on the night, including Cavan rockers The Strypes.

Ska band Madness and Monaghan musician Ryan Sheridan are also taking part in the Countdown concert on December 31.

Nominated as one of the top five New Year's Eve attractions in the world by Lonely Planet last year, organiser Three NYE Dublin is planning another outdoors bash in the city.

Last year's concert extravaganza saw crowds of more than 10,000 on the streets, with another 1.3 million people tuning in to the live RTE TV broadcast.

They are hoping to go one better this year with an eclectic musical line-up in store.

Eighties favourites Madness will bring the house down on this year's festivities with their top hits including Baggy Trousers.

Meanwhile, MKS will mix some of their old-school pop hits including Push the Button and new tracks such as their latest single Flatline.

After selling ten million albums the girls got back together in 2012.

Despite enjoying several chart-topping hits, the group has been blighted by years of membership changes and reported bust-ups.

Siobhan left the band in 2001 and was replaced with Heidi Range.

Mutya later departed in 2005, with Amelle Berrabah taking her place. Keisha quit the Sugababes in 2009.

Now back together, MKS were helped on their new record by current pop queen Emeli Sande. Their new album is expected to be released in the New Year.

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