Cheryl hopes to make a pop comeback later this year (Picture: Getty Images)
Cheryl will be making her grand return to the stage later this year as she joins Mighty Hoopla 2021 line-up.
The Girls Aloud singer is set to perform at the south London event alongside the likes of Eve, Becky Hill and Atomic Kitten.
It’s hoped the festival will take place as planned at Brockwell Park on September 4 but, like everything else these days, is subject to change due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Other acts confirmed for the event include Raye, En Vogue, Gabrielle, The Grand, The Cocoa Butter Club and Love of Huns, the latter of which will host a talk with Katie Price.
Mighty Hoopla was originally set to take place in June but had to be cancelled after a ‘decision taken [by] the production team following vaccine roll-out timing reviews and rapid testing’.
However, it’s now ‘been given the go-ahead by Lambeth Council for the later date, allowing a Mighty Hoopla the way it should be – all singing, all dancing’.
It’s not known if Cheryl, 36, plans on releasing new music this year but fans will no doubt be hoping for fresh tracks as it’s been over a year since she’s been on the scene.
The pop star was expected to release her fifth solo studio album in 2018 after teasing that it was ‘pretty much finished’.
Instead, she treated fans to the single Love Made Me Do It but it wasn’t the comeback she’d hoped for as it spent just one week in the top 40, peaking at number 19.
The follow-up single, Let You, also failed to perform well and reached 57 on the charts.
In 2019, Cheryl suggested that she wasn’t completely happy with song choices made during her earlier career and told Fault magazine: ‘Sometimes decisions were made to keep the labels happy as opposed to us as artists and it’s hard to put your full heart behind decisions which aren’t your own.
‘Of course, I was young and there’s no telling if what I wanted would have been for the best commercially but at the time, they felt more like the right ones for me but I didn’t push enough for them.’
She added: ‘I’m just happy that now my knowledge and my confidence has grown and I’m able to make the important informed decisions about my work. I’d rather have my music do awfully and hold the blame myself than do anything my heart isn’t truly in.’
Since then, Cheryl has been busy being a mother to her son Bear, who she shares with ex-boyfriend Liam Payne.