For this edition of Nostalgia, we decided to turn the clocks and calendar pages back to 2005, in Bitts Park, Carlisle, where Girl’s Aloud performed at the peak of their career.

In recent news, it was broken that beloved Girls Aloud member Sarah Harding passed away.

Her death was announced and confirmed by her mother, and she died of breast cancer which was diagnosed in August, 2020.

She passed away on Sunday, September 5, 2021.

Her mother, Marie, announced the news on Instagram, describing her “beautiful” daughter as “a bright, shining star”.

Earlier this year, Harding revealed doctors had told her she would not see another Christmas.

Her Girls Aloud bandmates Nicola Roberts and Nadine Coyle led the tributes on social media.

Roberts, who shared photos of them together, posted: “I can’t accept that this day has come.

“My heart is aching and all day everything we went through together has raced round my mind . . . a part of me or us isn’t here anymore and it’s unthinkable and painful and utterly cruel.”

She added: “Electric girl, you made us.

“You gave it everything and still with a smile.”

In her prime, however, Cumbrians were able to enjoy her talents, along with two other headlining acts, Estelle and Daniel Bedingfield.

A line up of eight support acts included the recently reformed girl band Bananarama and Tyler James, who at the time, was one of the most exciting young talents in the British music scene.

Leader of Carlisle City Council, Cllr Mike Mitchelson, said, at the time, leading up to the event: “Following the success of last year’s (2004) pop2thepark event, which included performances from Liberty X, Lemar and Blazin’ Squad, we’ve made sure that this year’s event is bigger and better.

“It’s great to have a line up which reflects some of the UK’s favourite performers.”

Girls Aloud were formed in 2002, since which the UK’s biggest girl band have released over six Top 3 singles.