Sugababes have carried out one of the comebacks of the last few years, taking to Glastonbury’s Avalon Stage, the vibrant Mighty Hoopla festival, the newly-opened Drumsheds and the O2 arena along the way.
Now, they’re making history by becoming the headline act at the UK’s first-ever train station festival this week. Trainline announced the news today (December 4), though they’re holding fire on pushing the button to reveal which station it’ll take place at.
The first-of-a-kind festival will take place at a mystery London train station this Friday (December 8), and as well as Sugababes, the lineup will feature support from Isaac Levi, Theo, Stone Jets, Billy Crabbie, Ella Tobin, and Dan Tredget.
Tickets will be completely free, and those hoping to catch the event can enter the ballot to head Round Round the block to see the Sugababes perform in the festive season. There may or may not even be a Christmassy moment in the set from the trio.
It comes after research found 49% of people in Britain enjoy unexpected live music when waiting for their trains, and it’s be hard to argue that Sugababes rocking up to a station for a gig would help pass the wait on the platform.
Speaking on the festival, Sugababes said: “When Trainline asked us to headline its first-ever music event in a London Station we were excited to be part of it, particularly when we heard that the event will be supporting up and coming music talent, giving them a platform to perform. This will be an intimate gig for us, and with all of us being born & bred in London, we’re excited to perform.”
The TrainLive festival is due to take place from 1pm on December 8, and you can find more information, as well as enter the free ballot for tickets, here.