Westlife

Westlife plays a special concert in the garden for a lucky fan

One lucky Westlife fan had the best birthday of his life when Nicky Byrne, Mark Feehily, Shane Filan and Kian Egan showed up to sing at his party.

It wasn’t just ‘Hello my love’ that Westlife sang when they turned up at Brianna O’Connell’s house in Donabate, Co Dublin on Saturday night to help celebrate her postponed 21st birthday.

The lucky birthday girl was treated to superstar entertainment after her aunt, Sandra O’Connell, a self-proclaimed Westlife super fan from Dublin, won a competition in 2020 as part of RTÉ Does Comic Relief.

The prize was an exclusive concert by Nicky, Mark, Shane and Kian at a venue of his choice.

When she learned that she had won, Sandra immediately proposed the concert to her niece Brianna, explaining that “Brianna’s 21st birthday was canceled due to the pandemic”.

Everyone was sure to capture that special moment of Westlife magic on their phones and cameras

Sandra added: “Brianna has been a huge fan of Westlife since she was a baby and went to every gig, every one in Dublin and Belfast, wherever she could go she went,” she said. she adds.

Upon arriving at Brianna’s on Saturday evening, Westlife immediately launched into a rendition of Happy Birthday as they presented her with a beautiful bouquet of flowers.

The boys then headed out to the back garden where Brianna’s family and friends were waiting under a marquee to celebrate the girl’s birthday.

Taking to the makeshift stage, Westlife belted out a number of hits, while the intimate crowd sang and danced.

Brianna on stage with Kian, Nicky, Mark and Shane

This special concert precedes the band’s dates at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on July 8 and 9 and at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork on August 12 and 13.

The gigs are part of Westlife’s Wild Dreams tour, which will also see them play Wembley Stadium for the first time in August.

The band last played Croke Park in 2020 on their Twenty rounds, which sold 600,000 tickets in 27 cities and 13 countries.

Westlife reformed in 2018 after an eight-year hiatus and have since released two albums, including last year’s Wild Dreams.

Shane, Nicky, Mark and Kian said they were planning “spectacular shows”, featuring some of their most beloved hits, including Swear it again, fly without wings and world to usas well as new tracks from their latest album wild dreamsand some “special surprises”.