Westlife

Stage schedules, opening acts… Everything you need to know

Westlife is taking The Wild Dreams Tour to Páirc Uí Chaoimh for two nights and promises to bring all of their classic hits with them.

The first concert will take place on Friday August 12 followed by another evening on Saturday August 13. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights and the first act is scheduled to take the stage at 6:30 p.m.

At the time of this writing, some tickets were still available for both concerts.

Who are the acts of support?

While fans will be thrilled to see the guys from Westlife return to the stage, they also bring some great supporting roles. The first are another Irish group, Wild Youth. The Dublin band are a regular hit on the Irish airwaves with well-known hits such as I can not continue and make me dance.

After Wild Youth, British singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé. The Read all about it The singer shot to fame after her performance at the 2012 London Olympics and recently released a new album.

Where is the Ticketmaster kiosk?

Approaching the stadium, on Link Road between Monahan Rd and Center Park Rd. (Right at the entrance to where the Marquee concerts are held)

What time will everyone be on stage?

While doors open at 6pm, Wild Youth kicks off at 6.30pm and will be followed by Emile Sandé at 7.30pm.

At 8:30 p.m., Westlife themselves – Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Markus Feehily and Shane Filan – will grace the stage.

So, what success can we expect from the guys?

According setlist.fmWestlife covers all the bases with some of the best known hits, plus covers of other popular songs and even an ABBA tribute.

Stars light, Uptown Girl, When you look like this, fool again, world to us and fly without wings are all ready to be executed at night.

Westlife on stage at Wembley Stadium, London. Photo: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

What should I know about food and drink?

It is important to note that the bar facilities in the location area will be card only on both nights.

No glass bottles are allowed in the stadium, but drinking fountains are available.

If you’re looking for a bite to eat on the way to the venue, the nearby Marina Market is full of stalls and convenient food and drink options. Located on Center Park Road, it is open until 8 p.m. Also nearby on Monahan Road is the Black Market which will also be open until 8pm.

What about transport?

Páirc Uí Chaoimh is approximately 10 minutes’ walk from the village of Ballintemple. It’s a busy area before and after concerts, so drop-offs and pick-ups might be better from further afield.

The venue is around 30 minutes walk from Parnell Place bus station and 40 minutes walk from Kent train station.

There will be a designated taxi drop-off area on Victoria Road.

What will the weather be?

The warm weather is expected to continue over the weekend and it looks like it could get even hotter with Friday and Saturday expected to reach temperatures of up to 30 degrees, according to Met Éireann.

Although the sun is welcome, be sure to stay hydrated throughout the day and night if you go to the concert. Pack and wear plenty of sunscreen as well as a hat to cover your head and if you need shade. Many people in the stands will be shaded, but those standing on the pitch will obviously be more exposed. It will remain warm as the night progresses with temperatures expected to remain in the teens.

What else should I know?

Organizers say those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

And finally – with the small details aside – there’s plenty to look forward to for fans of the night. As well as great backing bands and classic hits, if last weekend’s Wembley concert is anything to go by, you can expect an energetic performance, fireworks, lots of confetti and sets coordinated.