Westlife wow thousands of fans in band’s first ever Wembley Stadium gig, 24 years into their career

The boys performed to a full capacity crowd for their sell-out show (Picture: PA)

Irish boyband performed their greatest hits to a packed on Saturday night, thrilling fans,

The sold-out show, featuring numbers such as major 1999 hit Flying Without Wings, was .

It was the first time in the chart-topping band’s history that they have played at the famous venue.

Mark Feehily, Shane Filan, Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan and Brian McFadden found fame with Westlife after forming in 1998.

They disbanded in 2012 after 14 years of success without McFadden – who left the band in 2004, and has since .

and James Morrison took to the Wembley stage to perform as dazzling support acts before the Irish quartet serenaded the crowd on Saturday night.

Westlife, who formed in 1998, said they Wembley was ‘a massive achievement’ (Picture: PA)
Nicky Byrne and Kian Egan enjoyed the crowd (Picture: PA)
Mark Feehily taking the lead with his soaring vocals (Picture: PA)

Westlife, who have a huge UK following, have sold more than 55 million records.

This week Feehily said that securing the Wembley gig nearly 25 years into their music careers had ‘blown our minds a little bit’.

He told ITV’s on Friday: ‘I think playing concerts like this in Wembley Stadium is something that we’ve dreamed of since we were little boys and to actually be here now, I think for us it just means so much, nearly 25 years into our career to be playing to a sold-out Wembley Stadium.’

The foursome were in fine fettle (Picture: PA)
You can never have too much confetti (Picture: PA)

Filan agreed that finally playing Wembley was a ‘massive achievement’ for the group, saying: ‘We’ve played stadiums all over the world but Wembley Stadium is probably the most famous stadium in the world.

‘And I suppose once you play the stadium you’re in a very elite list of people that are lucky enough to play it and I obviously think of bands like Queen and people like that.

The band took to Twitter to reflect on their show the day after (Picture: PA)

‘It’s pretty incredible and we’re very proud of it. It’s a massive achievement for us.’

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

On Sunday, the band took to the social media site to reflect on their show, calling it a ‘pinch yourself moment’.

‘Wembley Stadium! What an incredibly special night,’ the post read.

‘That was a real pinch yourself moment for us and something we will talk about for the rest of our lives. Thank you to each and every one of you who joined us last night, both in the stadium & cinemas! We will never forget it!’


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