Stone Roses secret gig for Sheffield’s Olympics ‘Queen’ Jessica Ennis

Olympics 'King and Queen': Bradley Wiggins and Jessica Ennis, at the Adidas Underground Stone Roses gig in east London.  Photo: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire
Olympics 'King and Queen': Bradley Wiggins and Jessica Ennis, at the Adidas Underground Stone Roses gig in east London. Photo: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire
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SHEFFIELD’S Olympic golden girl Jessica Ennis and cycling champ Bradley Wiggins were given a right royal welcome at a secret Stone Roses gig, writes Graham Walker.

Frontman Ian Brown introduced her as the ‘Queen of England’ and Wiggins the ‘King’.

The gold medal winnners were amongst star-studded fans at a small secret show, at the Village Underground, in Hoxton.

Brown told the crowd: “We’ve got the queen of England in here tonight: Jessica Ennis – and the king: Bradley Wiggins.”

Joining them were rower Pete Reed, Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, the Clash’s Mick Jones, Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie, and Boy George.

Heptathlon champ Jess, aged 26, said of the Stone Roses: “I had to come tonight. I think they’re brilliant.”

Wiggins, who won gold in the men’s time trial, fresh from winning the Tour de France, achieved another amibiton - the 32-year-old cyclist and self-avowed mod partied with Paul Weller at the gig, staged by Adidas.

Announced just hours earlier, it was a free show for fans who had attended the Syone Roses’ Heaton Park shows in Manchester earlier in the summer.