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Westlife Delight Thousands of Fans with Band’s First Wembley Stadium Gig

Irish boy band Westlife performed their biggest hits at a packed Wembley Stadium.

The sold-out show featuring songs such as Flying Without Wings was part of their Wild Dreams tour.

It was the first time in the history of a chart-topping band that they had performed at a prestigious London venue.

Westlife on stage at Wembley Stadium (Aaron Chung/PA)

Mark Feehily, Shane Filan, Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan and Brian McFadden rose to fame with Westlife, which formed in 1998.

They broke up in 2012 after 14 years of success, but reunited in 2018 without McFadden, who left the band in 2004.

The Irish quartet thrilled the crowd on Saturday night after Sophie Ellis-Bextor and James Morrison performed on stage at Wembley.

Westlife at Wembley StadiumSophie Ellis-Bextor (Aaron Chung/PA)

A huge following in the UK, Westlife has sold over 55 million records.

Feehily said this week that securing a gig at Wembley after nearly 25 years in their music career “blew our minds a little bit”.

He said on ITV’s This Morning on Friday: It’s taken years of our careers to play at a sold-out Wembley Stadium. ”

Westlife at Wembley Stadium(Aaron Chung/PA)

Filan finally agreed that playing at Wembley was a “huge achievement” for the group, stating:

“And once you play in a stadium, I think you’re among a very elite list of people who are lucky enough to be able to play it. I obviously think of bands like Queen and people like that.

“It’s pretty incredible and we’re very proud of it.

“This is a big achievement for us.”

The concert was also broadcast live in cinemas across the UK and #westlifeincinemas trended on Twitter.



Westlife Delight Thousands of Fans with Band’s First Wembley Stadium Gig

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