6 of the Best Brit Pop Band Reunions!

Shutterstock / Mick Atkins © Boyzone band in concert at York Racecourse

Following the recent announcement that Boyzone are reuniting for a series of concerts, let’s take a look at some of the best pop band reunions of the last 20 years

If recent reports are correct, Ronan Keating, Keith Duffy, Mikey Graham and Shane Lynch will once again be taking to the stage to entertain their adoring fans. The group have recently bought shares in Lancashire’s Chorley FC, and it’s at this venue they plan to perform in a series of concerts.

A reunion for the boys could really put Chorley on the map, and Chorley FC will be hoping for the sort of publicity and success that Ryan Reynolds has brought to Wrexham A.F.C.

No details of the concerts have been announced yet – so watch this space!


The five members of iconic Irish band Boyzone kicked off their careers way back in 1993 when Louis Walsh brought them together. Seven studio albums and nine compilation albums followed, along with six UK No.1 singles, including their 1998 smash hit, No Matter What. Sadly Stephen Gately passed away in 2009, leaving the remaining members of Boyzone to celebrate their 25th anniversary with a reunion tour in 2018. Fingers crossed the recent rumours are true and we can once again hear Ronan, Keith, Mikey and Shane live on stage.


Girls Aloud

In 2012, the group was named the UK’s biggest selling girl group of the 21st century, so far! After winning ITV talent show Popstars: The Rivals in 2002, the group went on to have four number one hits as well as twenty consecutive top ten singles in the UK. The band parted ways in 2012, following their 10th anniversary tour, and many band members went on to enjoy solo careers, most notably Cheryl. The reunion will see members Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts, Kimberley Walsh and Cheryl perform as band again.


Spice Girls

Nothing screams 90s Brit Pop like the Spice Girls! The Spice Girls formed way back in 1994, and at the time were an unique beacon empowerment with band members representing all kinds of women. Melanie Brown (Scary Spice); Melanie Chisholm (Sporty Spice); Emma Bunton (Baby Spice); Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice); and Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice) came together as one unstoppable force – The Spice Girls. The band disbanded in 2001 following the release of their final album ironically named, Forever. Like most girl groups, the members went off and enjoyed solo careers before reuniting in 2019 for a series of shows, but this was without Victoria Beckham. There have been talks this year of a full reunion for the band’s 30th anniversary, which might spice up your life!



5,6,7,8… Steps were the “one hit wonder” that went on to repeatedly storm the UK charts! Formed in 1997, during their career they achieved two number-one albums in the UK, as well as 14 consecutive UK top-5 singles, including two number ones. The band consisting of Lee Latchford-Evans, Claire Richards, Lisa Scott-Lee, Faye Tozer and Ian “H” Watkins, dissolved in 2001 after a riff between members. But all seems to be forgiven as Steps has reformed multiple times. They came together again in 2011 for a documentary series titled Steps: Reunion. They then released a new album in 2020, What the Future Holds, which led to a full UK arena tour. Steps are still going strong as they go on tour again next year!


Take That

Another massively successful pop band which has reunited multiple times is Take That! The group currently consists of Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen, but initially also included Jason Orange and Robbie Williams when they formed back in 1990. Recent posts on the band’s official Instagram page have hinted at a ninth studio album soon, but only as the current trio.



Blue was formed in 2000 with an R&B influence and released three studio albums, which all peaked at number one. They split after five years in 2005 to – you guessed it –  pursue solo projects. However, they were back again like most 90s and 00s bands, but this time with an extra special twist! In 2011, Blue were chosen  to represent the UK in that year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Sadly, we came 11th place. Blue is one of the few bands on this list consisting of all four original members (Simon Webbe, Duncan James, Antony Costa and Lee Ryan. Following the Eurovision reunion, they went on to release two more studio albums. Blue are also on tour next year!




Hannah McLaren

I've worked at DC Thomson for six years! I began as an intern at My Weekly and The Scots Magazine, which was extended by a few months to help out at The People's Friend. I then covered maternity as Celebrity Editor for My Weekly, before I became Multimedia Journalist at The Scots Magazine. Currently I'm writing digital content across each title.