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Sugababes will play Dagenham music festival

PUBLISHED: 10:51 16 April 2008 | UPDATED: 09:23 11 August 2010

Sugababes

Sugababes

BRIT AWARD-winning trio, the Sugababes have been announced as the Saturday night headliners for the borough s biggest ever music event. Described as the most successful British girl group of the 21st century, the Sugababes have sold two million singles,

BRIT AWARD-winning trio, the Sugababes have been announced as the Saturday night headliners for the borough's biggest ever music event.

Described as the most successful British girl group of the 21st century, the Sugababes have sold two million singles, five million albums and have had four number one hit singles.

They have had more top ten singles than the Spice Girls, and more top ten hits with original songs than any girl group since the Supremes.

Formed in 1998 by three friends at the tender age of 13, the group has since gone through two changes to its line-up, and is now made up of Keisha Buchanan, Heidi Range, and Amelle Barrabah.

The girls join Status Quo, Showaddywaddy, The Legendary Bay City Rollers, and David Essex for the two-day event, which takes place at Central Park in Dagenham on August 9 and 10.

Ed Saunders, who has organised the event with his friend Terry Dormer, said: "We're thrilled to have the Sugababes performing. As the festival gets closer we're getting really excited."

Further acts are expected to be added to Saturday's line-up, including the winner of the upcoming Battle of the Bands which is due to take place at Flex Nightclub in Dagenham.

All proceeds from the festival go to Cancer Research and St Dunstans, which supports ex-servicemen and women who have lost their sight, and organisers are hoping to raise a whopping £400,000.

At present tickets for Saturday can be purchased at Dagenham Travel in Reede Road, priced at £25. They will soon also be available to buy online at www.ticketmaster.co.uk

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