Girls Aloud announced they are reuniting for the first time in ten years in memory of Sarah Harding who died of breast cancer in 2021.

Cheryl, Kimberley Walsh, Nadine Coyle, and Nicola Roberts will be performing at the Utilita Arena in Sheffield in May 2024, as well as touring across the UK and Ireland.

Having made hints on BBC Radio 2’s The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show, they finally confirmed on 22 November tour tickets will be available from 1 December.

Back in July 2022 the band members took part in The Race For Life in Sarah’s honour and to raise awareness for breast cancer research.

Caitlin Kirkwood, 23, from Sheffield, was ready and waiting for the ticket release at 9am this morning. She later secured two tickets for her mum’s Christmas present and said: “I don’t know if I can keep a secret that big because me and my mum are obsessed with Girls Aloud!”.

Fans have said this will be a lovely opportunity to bring families and friends together and a great chance for Sheffield to host such a famous girl band.

Tabitha Wilson, 22, said: “‘Tangled Up’ was the first ever CD that I bought and I grew up with Girls Aloud music so I’m really excited to go and listen to all my favourite songs with my friends and family.”

Helena Stocks, 53, expressed mixed emotions about the reunion tour.

She said: “It’s so sad that Sarah won’t be part of it but they are celebrating her life. Cheryl said they had discussed a reunion tour before she died but then got too ill, so now it felt it was the right time. It will be a fabulous concert I’m sure.”