• Sophie Ellis-Bextor will take to the stage at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 20 April for the England (Red Roses) v Ireland Guinness Women’s Six Nations match
  • The British pop sensation will perform fan favourites at half-time, such as “Murder On The Dancefloor”, which is back in the charts for the first time in 20 years due to featuring in hit movie, Saltburn
  • The performance, co-funded by the RFU and O2, aims to draw in huge crowds as people get behind the Red Roses, the world’s number one ranked women’s team
  • Almost 60,000 fans attended the Red Roses’ Six Nations title decider with France in April last year with the Red Roses victorious and winning a record 18th Six Nations titles
  • Tickets for this unmissable event can be purchased here

British pop icon, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, will take to the stage at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 20 April during the England (Red Roses) v Ireland Guinness Women’s Six Nations fixture.

Ellis-Bextor has achieved worldwide fame throughout her illustrious career and has recently experienced a return to the charts following the inclusion of her music in the BAFTA Nominated film, Saltburn (2023).

Having made her UK Official Chart debut in 2001, she has gone on to release six top 10 singles in the UK charts including fan favourites such as “Murder On The Dancefloor”, “Take Me Home” and “Mixed Up World”, achieving multi-platinum selling status.

The Guinness Women’s Six Nations match between the Red Roses and Ireland will take place at the Home of Rugby, Twickenham Stadium, after last year’s fixture between England and France saw almost 60,000 fans in attendance – the largest ever crowd for a women’s rugby match.

More than 30,000 tickets have already been sold for the fixture, with numbers set to rise for the chance to see the world’s top team in action. Ticket prices start from £20* for adults and £5 for children and include the unique performance from Sophie Ellis-Bextor as well as the opportunity to get behind England’s national women’s team.

O2, the RFU and Women’s Sport Trust launched a partnership in March 2023 to help close rugby’s gender awareness gap with one of its key objectives to fill Twickenham Stadium for a women’s rugby match by 2025.

O2, Principal Shirt sponsor of England Rugby, also pledged in its recent contract renewal to equal spend parity across its men and women’s marketing activity.

The Red Roses are the number one ranked women’s rugby team in the world having won the Six Nations a total of 18 times, including 16 Grand Slam wins and two World Cup victories.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor, said: “I can’t wait to perform at Twickenham Stadium as part of this incredible occasion and I’m hugely looking forward to getting the crowd dancing at half-time to show support for the brilliant Red Roses as they take on Ireland.”

Alex Teasdale, RFU Executive Director Women’s Game, said: “We’re really pleased to have the Red Roses back at Twickenham for their second standalone match. Having Sophie Ellis-Bextor perform, to an anticipated crowd of over 40,000, will add great half-time entertainment to the already amazing action on the pitch.  We’re sure the crowd will love her performance.”

Gareth Griffiths, Director, Partnerships and Sponsorship at Virgin Media O2, said: “The incredible Red Roses, the number one ranked women’s rugby team in the world, are back at Twickenham for a second year running. With such amazing talent on the pitch, as well as a half time performance by pop icon Sophie Ellis-Bextor, it has the makings of a fantastic day out for the family on what will be another momentous occasion for women’s rugby and women’s sport.”

For those looking to purchase a ticket for the Red Roses v Ireland match at Twickenham Stadium, O2 is offering Priority members an exclusive £5 discount (Category 1 ticket offer price of £25, usually £30). Customers can also enjoy even more match day perks on Priority, including 20% off at Twickenham Store. For more information, click here.


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