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Sugababes original line-up take to the stage at the Big Feastival after reforming


They are set to hit the road on a UK reunion tour later this year after reforming their original line-up and fighting to keep their band name.

And the Sugababes – which consists of Siobhan Donaghy, Keisha Buchanan and Mutya Buena – got the crowd going at the The Big Feastival on Friday.

The girl group sent crowds wild at Alex James’ Farm in Kingham, Chipping Norton in the Cotswolds, as they took to the stage during the event.

On stage! Sugababes - which consists of Siobhan Donaghy, Keisha Buchanan and Mutya Buena (pictured) - got the crowd going at the The Big Feastival on Friday

On stage! Sugababes – which consists of Siobhan Donaghy, Keisha Buchanan and Mutya Buena (pictured) – got the crowd going at the The Big Feastival on Friday

Mutya, 37, showcased her sizzling figure in a brown crop with lace detailing, teamed with a pair of green cargo trousers.

The singer wore her dark locks in a loose sleek style and opted for a full face of make-up, including a slick of pink lipgloss.

Meanwhile, Siobhan, 28, made a statement in a pair of metallic pink trousers and a geometric print long-sleeved top. 

They're back! The girl group sent crowds wild at Alex James' Farm in Kingham, Chipping Norton in the Cotswolds, as they took to the stage during the event

They’re back! The girl group sent crowds wild at Alex James’ Farm in Kingham, Chipping Norton in the Cotswolds, as they took to the stage during the event

Singer: Keisha, 37, looked incredible in a cut out black jumpsuit as she joined her band mates on stage at the event which showcases music, food and fun

Singer: Keisha, 37, looked incredible in a cut out black jumpsuit as she joined her band mates on stage at the event which showcases music, food and fun

Keisha, 37, looked incredible in a cut out black jumpsuit as she joined her band mates on stage at the event which showcases music, food and fun.

So far this year, the band have played the Mighty Hoopla festival as well as Glastonbury, before heading out on tour in October.

Earlier this month, the Sugababes have claimed their career was ‘sabotaged’ by music industry people who did not have their best interests at heart.

Fashion: Meanwhile, Siobhan, 28, made a statement in a pair of metallic pink trousers and a geometric print long-sleeved top

Gig! So far this year, the band have played the Mighty Hoopla festival as well as Glastonbury, before heading out on tour in October

Fashion: Meanwhile, Siobhan, 28, made a statement in a pair of metallic pink trousers and a geometric print long-sleeved top

Let's go! Mutya, 37, showcased her sizzling figure in a brown crop with lace detailing, teamed with a pair of green cargo trousers

Let’s go! Mutya, 37, showcased her sizzling figure in a brown crop with lace detailing, teamed with a pair of green cargo trousers

The band’s original line-up recently announced they are heading on their first UK headline tour in over two decades later this year.

Speaking to The Sun, the girl group admitted getting to where they are now has not been easy as they hit out at people they worked with who didn’t want them to succeed.

Mutya, Keisha and Siobhan first reformed back in 2012 and went by the name MKS after they were blocked from using the Sugababes name due to trademark issues – despite being the original members of the band.

Claims: Earlier this month, the Sugababes have claimed their career was 'sabotaged' by music industry people who did not have their best interests at heart

Claims: Earlier this month, the Sugababes have claimed their career was ‘sabotaged’ by music industry people who did not have their best interests at heart

The trio also believe the same people who caused problems over the Sugababes name – which they now own the trademark to – also leaked an MKS album that is yet to be officially released.

‘Someone leaked our music,’ Keisha said, with Siobhan adding: ‘Some people would say it was sabotage.’    

Keisha went on: ‘We had to go against people obstructing us. It wasn’t fun and it wasn’t fair. But we carried on. We stuck together, we pushed through and we just thought, “We created the name ourselves and it’s part of us.”

Glam: The singer wore her dark locks in a loose sleek style and opted for a full face of make-up, including a slick of pink lipgloss

Reunion: The band's original line-up recently announced they are heading on their first UK headline tour in over two decades later this year

Glam: The singer wore her dark locks in a loose sleek style and opted for a full face of make-up, including a slick of pink lipgloss

‘So we went with the name MKS because of the obstruction. It was unfair because when that happens and you don’t get to explain it to the masses, it falls back on us and then the people who obstruct, they run off into the sunset.’ 

Keisha said the group felt misunderstood when they were known as MKS and credited their commitment to not giving up that got them the Sugababes name back.

Their resolve to stick together bucks years of rumours that the group – which underwent several line-up changes – was plagued by infighting.

Recalling the rumours, Mutya said the group were formed as teenagers and had a lot of ‘bad influences’ around them, adding that they don’t have the time for fueds now they’re adults.

MSK: Mutya, Keisha and Siobhan first reformed back in 2012 and went by the name MKS after they were blocked from using the Sugababes name due to trademark issues - despite being the original members of the band

MSK: Mutya, Keisha and Siobhan first reformed back in 2012 and went by the name MKS after they were blocked from using the Sugababes name due to trademark issues – despite being the original members of the band

Band: The trio also believe the same people who caused problems over the Sugababes name - which they now own the trademark to - also leaked an MKS album that is yet to be officially released

Band: The trio also believe the same people who caused problems over the Sugababes name – which they now own the trademark to – also leaked an MKS album that is yet to be officially released

The Sugababes returned earlier this month when they performed at the Avalon Stage at Glastonbury.

They will head off on their 17-date tour on October 16 and plan to stick together when the gigs wrap. 

It comes after the group appeard on This Morning earlier this month where they spoke about the ‘scrutiny’ they faced as teens and the ‘appreciation’ they feel being back together again. 

Siobhan spoke about how they managed their careers after forming when they were just 13 years old, saying: ‘There was obviously a lot of scrutiny, we were three awkward teenagers and we didn’t go to stage school or anything like that and we’re still not media trained as you can probably tell.

Lineup: Siobhan originally left in 2001 and was replaced by Heidi Range (pictured in 2002)

Lineup: Siobhan originally left in 2001 and was replaced by Heidi Range (pictured in 2002) 

‘But you’re really hard on yourself and it’s so different this time round, we’re just so much more relaxed.’

Mutya shared: ‘People didn’t realise how young we were, people thought we were older!’

With Keisha adding: ‘I’m the same age as my mum was when we started.’

Keisha, Mutya and Siobhan had originally planned to launch their comeback in 2020 – but their ambitions were derailed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Changes: Mutya left in 2005 and was replaced by Amelle Berrabah (pictured in 2006)

Changes: Mutya left in 2005 and was replaced by Amelle Berrabah (pictured in 2006) 

Mutya then went on to note how they have much more ‘appreciation’ to be back this time around, as she noted how much the industry has ‘changed’ and that the girls feel less ‘anxious’ about their looks as adults.

The Sugababes went through numerous line-up changes over the years with all three original members eventually being replaced.

Siobhan left in 2001 and was replaced by Heidi Range, Mutya left in 2005 and was replaced by Amelle Berrabah and Keisha was replaced by Jade Ewan when she departed in 2009.

The replacement members stopped making music in 2011.

Of their tour Siobhan went on: ‘We’re going on our first UK headline tour for quite a while! The tickets go on sale on 1st July and we are touring in October and November.’

While Keisha said: ‘We are so excited and already brainstorming ideas, and we have an amazing band… look at us now, we’re doing it!’

New line-up: Keisha was replaced by Jade Ewan when she departed in 2009, leaving no orignal members left (pictured in 2011)

New line-up: Keisha was replaced by Jade Ewan when she departed in 2009, leaving no orignal members left (pictured in 2011) 

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