Sporty Spice is set to take to the stage as part of Blended music festival this April…

Mel C, aka Sporty Spice and one fifth of the biggest 90s girlband on the planet Spice Girls has just been announced for a Dubai gig this April.

The 90s pop star is the second of two iconic 90s acts announced for Blended Music festival. Mel C will be the support act for legendary 90s boyband The Backstreet Boys, who are set to headline the gig on April 20.

The I Turn To You singer last played in the UAE in 2012 in Abu Dhabi as part of Beats on the Beach festival, but hasn’t performed a gig in Dubai since 2001.

Although Mel C enjoyed a string of solo hits post-Spice Girls, her most successful days were during the Spice Girls era. The five-piece band have sold 85 million singles worldwide, making them the best-selling female group of all time.

Completing the line-up will be Lemar, the British R&B singer and producer who rose to fame in the early 00s after coming third on the first series of talent competition, Fame Academy. Lemar went on to enjoy seven top ten hits and sell two million albums.

Blended, Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai Media City, 4pm to 12am, Friday April 20, tickets from Dhs350. More info on website

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