Jess Glynne and Hanson will appear in Neighbours next week.
Forget Glastonbury, the Erinsborough festival is where it’s really at!
The 29-year-old singer is set to star in the Australian soap opera as she takes to the stage to entertain the Ramsay Street characters at the Live @ Lassiter’s Music Festival, and the star was delighted to join the cast.
Jess – who will be sharing the screen with actors Stefan Dennis (Paul Robinson) and Bonnie Anderson (Bea Nilsson) – admitted her cameo role is a real “bucket list moment”.
She said: “It’s one of those things that I just couldn’t ever imagine doing so I have really had a bucket list moment and to be able to sing on the show is amazing.”
The music festival episodes kick off on August 12, and MMMBop hitmakers Hanson – made up of brothers Isaac, Zac and Taylor Hanson – are set to deliver an impromptu performance in Harold’s cafe for one of the soap’s loved-up couples.
Taylor added: “We fitted into a story that was written around us performing so it worked really well. We feel quite honoured.”
Jess filmed her scenes earlier this year when she was on a promotional tour Down Under, and as a lifelong fan of the show she was thrilled to be taking part.
She said at the time: “I’ve been watching Neighbours since I was a little kid, I grew up with up it, it was always there so it’s a very surreal experience to be here on the set and be actually acting.
“My family are so, so excited I’m doing it, it’s a huge moment for them.”
Jess and Hanson aren’t the only music acts to have popped up in Erinsborough over the years.
Lily Allen appeared as herself on the show in 2009, as did The Wombats in the same year, and Emma Bunton, Sinitta, and Paula Abdul have all made cameos.
Two of the most famous singers to have appeared in Neighbours did so before they had launched music careers.
Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan initially shot to fame on the show as lovebirds Charlene and Scott Robinson.
What’s more, Natalie Imbruglia appeared as Beth Brennan in Neighbours in the early 90s, and began a singing career after leaving the soap.
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