Pop stars Girls Aloud say they will not make any concessions to rock fans when they support Coldplay at Wembley Stadium this weekend. "Coldplay asked us to do the gig because they like what we do," singer Nicola Roberts told BBC Radio 5 live. So for us to turn around and scrap a few songs and do a few covers to try and please the crowd - that's not what Girls Aloud are about at all."
The 24-year-old added that the band "can't wait" to play at Wembley. "We've had the summer off. I've been in St Tropez for three weeks, I've sunned myself, I've had a blowout with my friends from Liverpool, and I'm ready to get back on stage now."
Jay-Z and White Lies are also scheduled to perform at the two concerts on Friday and Saturday. "You've got the pop element there, you've got the indie element there and you've got the hip hop element there," Roberts said. "I think anybody who comes - whether it's a man, a woman, a young teenage girl, a young teenage boy - I think everybody will be entertained. We're not going to change for anybody, we're just going to stick to what we do - our formula. So far it hasn't gone so badly."
The band, who found fame on the TV reality show Popstars: The Rivals in 2002, have released five albums and won a Brit award for best single this year. But they have all decided to take a year off from the group to pursue other projects. Cheryl Cole and Nadine Coyle both have solo records planned. Roberts is expected to concentrate on her cosmetics range for people with fair skin.
"All five of us are strong enough to go out and test the water and do things on our own," she said. "I've gone from GCSEs at school to being in the band. It is all I've ever known, so for me this year break is going to be a huge test."
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