Westlife at Wembley 2020: Don’t miss their biggest UK concert ever
Irish boy band Westlife have announced their biggest-ever UK concert at London’s Wembley Stadium, set for 22 August 2020.
The “My Love” singers just wrapped their hugely successful Twenty Tour, which sold a record 600,000 tickets and saw them bring their hit songs to 27 cities in 13 countries.
Described as “a once in a lifetime event”, next year’s spectacle in the Capital will see the lads supported on stage by James Morrison and girl group All Saints. According to The Sun, the band said, "Headlining Wembley Stadium is a dream come true for all of us.”
They continue, "This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and we’re incredibly excited for a show which will be different and more spectacular than anything we’ve ever done before. This will be our biggest ever concert in the UK”.
The Westlife comeback tour will also see them doing a huge 2020 concert at Pairc Ui Chaoimh in Cork, Ireland on 28 August 2020. According to the Irish Mirror, a number of hotels in the area have already sold out of rooms and the show is driving prices up. In a statement on Metro, the band said, “We’re over the moon to announce we’re going to be playing Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Cork for the first time ever next year!”
As if that wasn’t enough, Westlife have also told fans they’ll be dropping their first record in nearly a decade. Titled Spectrum, it is their 11th studio album and is being released on 15 November 2019. It has been led by the singles “Hello My Love”, “Better Man” and “Dynamite”, and the 11-track collection include collaborations with Ed Sheeran, Steve Mac and James Bay.
The group had previously broken up in 2012, with original band member Brian McFadden having left Westlife in 2004. That said, the split seven years ago may have been the best thing that’s ever happened — allowing the boy band to become standalone men.
Band member Mark Feehily told Metro, “The best thing for our career that we’ve ever done is split up. We would not be standing here today announcing we’re playing Wembley Stadium if we did not split up.”
His bandmate Shane Filan agreed, saying, “I think the time away did a lot for us individually. You had to learn how to stand on your own two feet. We were babies, we were like teenagers when we started Westlife, and we didn’t know anything but having the lads around you and being a band.”
Grateful to see Westlife back together? Then you need to see them live on-stage! The presale for the Westlife concerts in Cork and London will start at 9:00am BST on Wednesday 18 September 2019, and general tickets go on sale Friday 20 September 20 at 9:00am via Live Nation.
Until then, keep reading for everything you need to know before you go to see Westlife in 2020.
Westlife fast facts
- Formed: 1998
- Group members: Shane Filan, Markus Feehily, Kian Egan and Nicky Byrne currently; Brian McFadden
- Number of studio albums: 10 released; 1 upcoming
- Musical style: Pop
- Record sales: 55 million worldwide
- Most famous singles: "Swear It Again", "If I Let You Go", "Flying Without Wings", "I Have a Dream", "Seasons in the Sun", "Fool Again", "My Love", "What Makes a Man", "Uptown Girl", "Unbreakable", "When You're Looking Like That", "Queen of My Heart", "Mandy", "Tonight", "Hey Whatever", "You Raise Me Up", "Bop Bop Baby", "The Rose", "World of Our Own”
When is Westlife’s new album coming out?
Westlife’s upcoming album Spectrum will be released on 15 November 2019. Recorded in London, Los Angeles and Dublin, it is their first record since 2010’s Gravity.
The band reformed last October after going on hiatus in 2012. Originally signed by Simon Cowell and managed by Louis Walsh, Westlife had previously enjoyed 14 No. 1 songs on the UK singles charts.
What is the Westlife Spectrum tracklist?
The Spectrum tracklist has not yet been announced, though it is known there will be 11 songs. These will include previously released “Hello My Love”, “Better Man” and “Dynamite” as well as upcoming “My Blood”.
When are the Westlife Wembley and Cork concert dates?
The Westlife Wembley concert will be on 22 August 2020. Their Cork show is on 28 August 2020. Regarding the latter, band member Shane Filan tells the Belfast Telegraph: “It is absolutely fantastic to be playing for our Irish fans. It really is like getting to relive our youth.”
Their Cork show will make them the third major act to play at Pairc Uí Chaoimh —a £62-million revamped entertainment complex— after Ed Sheeran and Rod Stewart.
What is the setlist?
While it’s impossible to say what the setlist will be for Westlife’s 2020 Wembley and Cork shows. That said, we do know what they played at their three sold-out shows London’s O2 Arena earlier this year.
Westlife The Twenty Tour setlist:
- Hello My Love
- Swear It Again
- What About Now
- My Love
- When You’re Looking Like That
- Uptown Girl
- If I Let You Go
- Better Man
- Another One Bites the Dust / Radio Gaga / I Want to Break Free / Somebody to Love / Don’t Stop Me Now / We Will Rock You / We Are the Champions (Queen cover)
- I Have a Dream
- Fool Again
- Queen of My Heart
- What Makes a Man
- You Raise Me Up
- Flying Without Wings
- Play Video
- World of Our Own
How to get Westlife 2020 Wembley and Cork tickets?
As mentioned above, Westlife general tickets go on sale Friday 20 September 20 at 9:00am. That said, they are likely to sell out quickly — and you can’t depend on your dreams to take you there.
Worry not, StubHub will have guaranteed genuine tickets available soon; keep checking the link below to live your best life with Westlife.