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30th Jul 2021

Westlife will perform free, intimate Belfast gig next month

Calling all Westlife fans!

Beloved Irish boyband Westlife are all set to perform a limited-capacity gig in Belfast on 26 August.

The concert will be part of BBC Northern Ireland’s summer music programme, which marks the return of live music.

A location for the event has yet to be revealed, but it will be held in central Belfast.

In a statement, the band, comprised of Shane Filan, Markus Feehily, Kian Egan and Nicky Byrne said: “We are thrilled to be taking part in this year’s Radio 2 Live. Our show at Hyde Park in 2019 was such a highlight for us and we can’t wait to do something a little different this time.”

Westlife will be the last group to take part in the concert series.

Fans can register for tickets at .

If you don’t manage to nab yourself a seat, fear not. The concert will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sounds on 11 September. Additionally, Radio 2 will play a highlights show from 7 and 9pm the next night.

Ahead of the series, BBC Radio 2’s Helen Thomas said: “New for 2021 and beyond, Radio 2 Live will take the spirit of our very special radio station around the UK. We’re thrilled to be bringing Texas, Steps, Manic Street Preachers and Westlife to Radio 2 listeners around the country after so long without live music.”

The station’s head of music, Jeff Smith added: “Radio 2 is committed to bringing live music performance to its listeners as we know how much they love to listen and watch their favourite artists perform the songs they adore.

“Over the past year, Radio 2 House Music has done a brilliant job with performances from Joan Armatrading, Kelly Clarkson, Rag’n’Bone Man and many more, but now it’s time to get back to live performance in front of an audience. Radio 2 Live is going to feature incredible sets from major artists, in front of what I’m sure will be a very excited audience of Radio 2 listeners.”