Mel C: ‘Spice Girls aren't playing Glastonbury 2023’

There will be no Spice Girls at the 2023 Glastonbury festival credit:Bang Showbiz
There will be no Spice Girls at the 2023 Glastonbury festival credit:Bang Showbiz

Melanie C has put a stop to suggestions the Spice Girls will play Glastonbury this year.

She added although she would love the group to play the festival, but has insisted it is not part of the group's current plans.

Asked if festival co-organiser Emily Eavis has called on the band to perform, she told The Guardian newspaper's G2 supplement: "It’s the question I hate the most, because the answer is as disappointing to me as it is to Spice Girls fans.

"We would love to do Glasto. It just doesn’t fit with the current plan with the girls. We do want to get back on stage – everything is up in the air."

The Spice Girls, which also includes Emma Bunton, Geri Horner, and Mel B, reformed without Victoria Beckham for a stadium tour three years ago, and Melanie believes the fashion designer has some "fomo (fear of missing out)" about not being involved in 2019's 'Spice World Tour', and is "optimistic" she will change her mind and reunite with her bandmates in the future.

Melanie continued: "Of course we had incredible stadium shows in 2019.

"And you know, there's definitely a bit of fomo for her, so I’m a big optimist. We were all at Geri's 50th a couple of months back and Victoria was the first one on the dance floor requesting Spice Girls songs."

Victoria explained she didn't take part in the reunion tour because things "feel different now" and she is too busy with her eponymous fashion and beauty lines.

She told Vogue Germany: "It took me a lot of courage not to go on tour with the Spice Girls again, but to be the one who says, 'You know, I'm not doing it because things feel different now than they used to'.

"I'd rather concentrate on my family and my company."