Saturdays’ Frankie ecstatic about V performance

Saturdays’ Frankie ecstatic about V performance

Monday, 09 Mar 2009 08:32

The Saturdays’ Frankie Sandford ‘screamed the house down’ when the girl band learnt they were to play this year’s V Festival, according to her bandmates.

In the week in which the quintet announced their first UK tour, it was revealed that the Issues stars will take to the stage in Chelmsford and Stafford for the 2009 V Festival in August.

Speaking at the launch of the British Music Experience (BME) at London’s O2 Arena, Frankie’s former S Club Juniors band-mate Rochelle Wiseman said the Essex girl “screamed the house down” when their record label revealed their addition to the V line-up.

“I didn’t get to go to any of the festivals last year, so I was moaning about it all summer so when they told us we were doing V, I was like ‘Thank God!'” Frankie told

“It’s a really big deal for us to be doing a festival so early on though.”

However, the five-piece, who released this year’s Comic Relief single, a cover of Depeche Mode’s Just Can’t Get Enough – which got to number two in the UK charts yesterday – said they had to explain to Frankie that they would be at V to work, not to camp.

“She was like ‘We can spend the whole day, maybe get a few tents out,” Vanessa White told

“I’ll be camping on my own and they’ll be in a Winnebago!” Frankie joked, with Una Healy adding: “I am not camping!”

The girl group have just announced a 16-date UK tour starting in June.

“The London date is the Hammersmith Apollo, so we’re just dead excited to perform at a big venue but one we’ll feel comfortable in and where our fans can see us up close,” Rochelle added.

The Saturdays’ tour dates in June are:

Friday 5th – New Theatre, Oxford,

Saturday 6th – Royal Concert Hall & Theatre Royal at Royal Centre, Nottingham

Monday 8th – SECC, Glasgow

Tuesday 9th – City Hall, Newcastle

Wednesday 10th – LCR at University of East Anglia (UEA), Norwich

Friday 12th – Regent Theatre, Ipswich

Saturday 13th – Corn Exchange, Cambridge

Sunday 14th – Colston Hall, Bristol

Tuesday 16th – Hexagon Theatre, Reading

Wednesday 17th, Cliffs Pavilion, Southend

Friday 19th – Apollo, Manchester

Saturday 20th – Civic Hall, Wolverhampton

Sunday 21st – Guildhall, Southampton

Wednesday 24th – HMV Apollo, London

Thursday 25th – Concert Hall & Brighton Dome, Brighton

Saturday 27th – Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield

The Saturdays were speaking after playing an exclusive acoustic set at the Gibson Interactive Studio in the new British Music Experience, now open at the O2 Arena.


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