Westlife

Westlife will put on a show at Colchester Castle Park tonight

The superstars of POP Westlife are set to bring their greatest hits to the grounds of Colchester Castle at a concert tonight.

Westlife, made up of singers Shane Filan, Markus Feehily, Kian Egan and Nicky Byrne, will take the stage at Castle Park on July 2 as part of their Wild Dreams Tour.

They are ready to perform their greatest hits, such as Swear It Again, World Of Our Own and Flying Without Wings.

The band will also be playing new anthems from their latest album Wild Dreams, which features tracks co-written with artists like Ed Sheeran and Amy Wadge.

Louisa Johnson, who was crowned the X Factor winner in 2015 when she was just 17, will take the Castle Park stage as the opening act.

Since her legendary and historic win on the Saturday night primetime show, the singer has worked with various celebrity producers, such as Clean Bandit.

Speaking after the announcement of their gig in Colchester, Westlife said: “We are incredibly delighted to announce the news of The Wild Dreams Tour.

“It feels like things are finally starting to get back to normal and we can’t wait to enjoy that feeling with our amazing fans.

“After the past 18 months, this tour means more to us than anything we’ve done before.

“It will be a massive celebration and will bring us closer to our fans than ever before.

“We are planning spectacular shows that will include all of our greatest hits and a few special surprises.”

Formed in 1998, Westlife have since achieved global success, recording seven UK number one studio albums and 14 chart topping singles.

To date, they have sold 55 million records, making them the best-selling act of the 2000s, and have moved over ten million singles.

The band were due to perform in Colchester in 2020, but this was delayed due to the pandemic.

Doors open at 4 p.m. for the Saturday show.

Prepaid parking will be at Kings Meadow, off Catchpool Road.

Further car parks are available at Priory Street and Leisure World.

Park and Ride buses will also be in service.

Participants are advised that they cannot bring professional cameras or video cameras and should not bring chairs or blankets.

No glass can be brought to the concert but reusable water bottles are allowed.

Umbrellas may be used if it is raining but must be put down for the performance.

Tickets are still available at colchester-events.co.uk/event/westlife/.