Westlife

Sugababes announced as support act for Westlife Aviva Stadium concerts

Westlife have announced their opening acts for their concerts at Aviva Stadium in Dublin on July 8 and 9 and at Pairc Ui Caoimh in Cork on August 12 and 13.

A number of special guests have been announced, including the Sugababes.

The hitmakers of Push the Button will take the stage before Westlife perform at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. The iconic girl group will be made up of its original members.

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The Balbriggan Soule singer has also been announced to support Westlife in Dublin.

Meanwhile, Emeli Sande and Wild Youth will support Mark, Nicky, Kian and Shane ahead of their shows in Cork.

The four stadium gigs were announced at a press conference in October last year and the band promised they would be “the biggest and best” yet.



Westlife’s Kian, Mark, Shane and Nicky announce summer 2022 gig at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium

Westlife’s Shane Filan explained: “It’s going to take you through 22 years of Westlife. It’s going to be full of all our hits, but we want to freshen it up and make it a really exciting show for families.

“A lot of different age groups attend these shows. We want kids to enjoy it and think the show is cool. We want to make it our biggest and best show ever.”

Nicky Byrne added: “It’s a momentous occasion for all of us, not just necessarily the show but this morning, to be able to announce the show given what we’ve all been doing for the last two years. It’s just so positive that we’re moving forward and we’re getting to a point, especially for the Irish music scene, where shows can come back.”

Westlife last performed together in 2020 when they played Croke Park in Dublin on their Twenty Tour, which sold 600,000 tickets in 27 cities and 13 countries.

Westlife tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster.

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