It seems 2016 so far is the year for huge comebacks and reunions. Many of our past favourites are making a revival for us to experience, and hopefully enjoy, once again! Everyone loves a bit of nostalgia, and we're sure dedicated fans will be scambling to see their idols back in action. So are you excited to see any of these lot again?
1. Robot Wars
The TV classic, Robot Wars will return to our screens after more than a decade away. With technology hugely advanced since the series last aired in 2003, we can’t wait to see the new generation of robots battle it out! It promises to be an “even more exciting and immersive experience,” with “more battles and more science than ever before.” So, if you’re looking to have your robot geekiness revived, be sure you keep a look out for the start date this year!
It’s news fans had been hoping for – and their wishes became a reality when Charlie Simpson finally decided to reunite with boy band Busted. After repeatedly saying he’d never be involved with the band again, Charlie will join fellow members James Bourne and Matt Willis for arena tours across the UK this summer. Their fans will be able to join in on hits such as What I Go To School For and Year 3000, which were released well over a decade ago now.
The hugely popular show ended nearly 12 years ago, so fans went into a frenzy when they heard the cast of Friends would be reuniting this year. Unfortunately though, it was later apparent not all the cast would be back for a two-hour special. Matthew Perry won’t be there, and it’s not yet known if David Schwimmer, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc and Lisa Kudrow will all appear together. But, nonetheless, we still can’t wait to see what unfolds! The show will be on NBC to honour sitcom director James Burrowsset, and is set to air on 21 February.
4. Guns ‘N’ Roses
A huge announcement in the classic rock world came early this year, when it was confirmed original members of Guns’N’Roses – Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan – are to reunite and perform at the Coachella Festival, California, in April 2016. It’s not yet known who’ll join the three members, but it’s rumoured the Welcome To The Jungle rock legends will follow with a big stadium tour. Sadly, if you’re a UK fan you may have to fly out to America to catch them, but no doubt fans from all over the globe will be queuing to see the iconic band.
5. The Mitchell Family – Eastenders
Yes, you heard right, the Mitchell brothers are back! Grant Mitchell is set to return to Walford to join Phil and Peggy, after 10 years away from the show. Ross Kemp will reunite with the iconic Mitchell family for Dame Barbara Windor’s final episodes in Eastenders. Ross is a close friend of Barbara’s, so he thought it was the right time to briefly rejoin the cast. The Mitchell Brothers became a huge hit in the soap, and Grant remains one the most memorable characters from the show, so we’re excited to see them all back together again for one last time this Spring!
6. Spice Girls
There’s no confirmed plans yet, but it’s highly likely there’ll be a Spice Girls reunion to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Wannabe – released in 1996. There’s been huge speculation over whether Victoria Beckham will join them on the tour but, either way, they’ll still be huge numbers of Spice fans eager to buy tickets, and re-live their Girl Power days.
7. High School Musical
Whether you loved it or loathed it, the cast of High School Musical reunited 10 years after the huge hit teen TV film was first released. Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu and Monique Coleman joined in a special telecast for the Disney Channel, which aired on 20 January. The hugely popular franchise reached over 100 million viewers worldwide in the first year of its release, so fans of the show will be excited to see the gang back together once again, if they haven’t caught it already.
8. Stone Roses
British rockers Stone Roses are back once again, playing a series of UK dates in the Summer – including a headline slot at T in the Park. The influential band also released tickets for shows in Manchester and Dublin. The news comes after their succesful comeback tour in 2012, after 15 years apart, with tickets selling out in a matter of minutes!
So, will you be watching or getting tickets for any of these reunions?