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Wednesday 28 January 2015

Wembley won’t rock us, says Girls Aloud Nicola

Cheryl Cole from Girls Aloud
Cheryl Cole from Girls Aloud
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Girls Aloud - official tour image
Girls Aloud - official tour image
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Nadine Coyle
Smash Hit: Nadine (centre) and Girls Aloud
LONDON - FEBRUARY 18: Girls Aloud Cheryl Cole, Sarah Harding, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh pose after winning the Best British Single backstage at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court on February 18, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)
Most Girls Aloud rumours focus on a solo career for Londonderry-born Nadine Coyle, agreed on by most as the biggest talent of the bunch
Member of girlband 'Girls Aloud' Sarah Harding poses for a photograph as she opens the new Ultimo Shop in Oxford Street Debenhams on November 12, 2007 in London
Girls Aloud member Nadine Coyle
Nadine Coyle from Girls Aloud
Girls Aloud Tour 2008
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British group Girls Aloud, from left, Nadine Coyle, Kimberly Walsh, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Cheryl Cole arrive at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
British band Girls Aloud, from left, Nadine Coyle, Kimberly Walsh, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Cheryl Cole arrive at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
British group Girls Aloud, from left, Nadine Coyle, Kimberly Walsh, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Cheryl Cole arrive at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
British group Girls Aloud perform at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. (AP Photo/MJ Kim)
British group Girls Aloud perform at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. (AP Photo/MJ Kim)
British group Girls Aloud perform at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. (AP Photo/MJ Kim)
British group Girls Aloud pose backstage at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009 after winning a prize for best British Single of the year. From left, Cheryl Cole, Sarah Harding, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Kimberly Walsh. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
British band Girls Aloud react after collecting the Best British Single Award at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. (AP Photo/MJ Kim)
British band Girls Aloud react after collecting the Best British Single Award at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court
LONDON - FEBRUARY 18: Cheryl Cole of Girls Aloud poses after winning the Best British Single backstage at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court on February 18, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)
LONDON - FEBRUARY 18: Sarah Harding of Girls Aloud poses after winning the Best British Single backstage at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court on February 18, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)
LONDON - FEBRUARY 18: Nadine Coyle of Girls Aloud poses after winning the Best British Single backstage at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court on February 18, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)
LONDON - FEBRUARY 18: Girls Aloud Cheryl Cole, Sarah Harding, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh pose after winning the Best British Single backstage at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court on February 18, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

Girls Aloud have vowed to stay true to their pop roots when they support Coldplay at Wembley Stadium this weekend.

The band’s Nicola Roberts said there would be no concessions to fans of Chris Martin’s Grammy award-winning rock band.

Nicola made her comments to BBC Radio 5 Live as the five girls prepared to get back on stage again for the first time in several months.

The band has had a break over the summer, with Londonderry’s Nadine Coyle remaining in Los Angeles, where she lives with her family. Roberts said there would be no changes to their set and pointed out they were asked to support Coldplay because the rock band liked their music.

“So for us to turn around and scrap a few songs and do a few covers to try and please the crowd — well, that’s not what Girls Aloud are about at all.”

She added: “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.”

Earlier this year Nadine told the Belfast Telegraph that she was a huge fan of Coldplay’s and was excited about supporting them at Wembley.

In an exclusive interview with the newspaper she said: “Can you imagine Coldplay wanting us to support them?

“I love all of their songs and can’t wait for the concerts. I’ll treasure those moments forever.”

Rapper Jay-zee and London indie rockers White Lies — who play Belfast in December - are also scheduled to perform.

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