Westlife at Wembley Stadium 2020 – learn how to get tickets, pre-sale small print and the whole thing else concerning the exhibit

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Westlife will perform a “once-in-a-lifetime” concert at Wembley Stadium in 2020.

The Irish boyband revealed the news in a post on their social media accounts earlier this morning, billing the gig as their “biggest ever in the UK”.

About Westlife
Westlife (also initialised as W or WL) are an Irish pop vocal group, which formed in 1998 in Sligo, disbanded in 2012 and reunited in 2018. They were originally signed by Simon Cowell in the UK, Clive Davis in the US and managed by Louis Walsh and Sonny Takhar. The group currently consists of Shane Filan, Mark Feehily, Kian Egan, and Nicky Byrne.
The group rose to fame with their debut international self-titled studio album, Westlife (1999). It was followed by Coast to Coast (2000), World of Our Own (2001), Unbreakable – The Greatest Hits Vol. 1 (2002), and Turnaround (2003), which continued the group’s success worldwide. Before the start of their Turnaround Tour in 2004, one of the original members, Brian McFadden, departed from the band. The four remaining members continued as a group to release their cover albums Allow Us to Be Frank (2004) and The Love Album (2006) and the studio albums Face to Face (2005) and Back Home (2007). After an almost one-year hiatus of studio recording in 2008, they regrouped and released the studio albums Where We Are (2009), and Gravity (2010), and the compilation album Greatest Hits (2011). After eight years, the quartet group will release their eleventh studio album, Spectrum, in 2019. Its first single “Hello My Love” was released on 10 January 2019, its second single “Better Man” on 29 March 2019, and the third single “Dynamite” on 5 July 2019.
The band have sold over 45 million studio albums and 55 million records overall worldwide. 33 albums peaked at number-one globally from 1999-2011. The band has received over a billion views on their official YouTube channel alone with more than 2.2 million page subscribers as well, were streamed more than 300 million times, and more than 550 million streams on Spotify as of 2018 and more than a million followers on the said streaming media platform as of May 2019. More than one million followers are also recorded in the largest music streaming site in China, QQ Music, for the band. They generated hit singles including “Swear It Again”, “If I Let You Go”, “Flying Without Wings”, “I Have a Dream”, “Seasons in the Sun”, “Fool Again”, “My Love”, “What Makes a Man”, “Uptown Girl”, “Unbreakable”, “When You’re Looking Like That”, “Queen of My Heart”, “Mandy”, “Tonight”, “Hey Whatever”, “You Raise Me Up”, “Bop Bop Baby”, “The Rose”, and “World of Our Own”. 19 out of 29 singles as lead artist and as featured artist only released in the United Kingdom have certifications from 1999 to 2019, 17 out of 29 singles in the top 2 from 1999 to 2009 in the UK Singles Chart, and 24 out of 29 peaked inside the top 2 from at least one of all of the Official Singles Charts in the United Kingdom. They have the most certifications for a boy band in the UK Singles Chart after Take That. Also, they have the most certifications for a pop band and a male band in the UK number one singles artists chart since The Beatles.
They are holders of the following Guinness World Records: first to achieve seven consecutive number-one singles in the UK, most public appearances in 36 hours by a pop group, most singles to debut at number one on the UK chart and top selling album group in the United Kingdom in the 21st century.According to the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), Westlife has been certified for 12 million albums and 8.4 million singles in the UK. They are also currently ranked twenty-fourth with the most number-one albums of all time. The group have accumulated 14 number-one singles in the United Kingdom, and a total of 22 top five, 25 top ten, 26 top twenty, 28 top forty, and 29 top seventy-five hit songs, as well as having 7 number one and a total of 11 top 4 albums, making them Ireland’s most prolific chart-toppers. In 2012, the Official Charts Company listed Westlife 34th amongst the biggest-selling singles artists, 16th amongst the biggest selling groups, and 14th with most top ten hits all the highest for a boy band and a pop group in British music history.It makes Westlife as one of the most successful musical groups of all time. On the Best-selling boy bands of all time list, they are eighth currently worldwide, the biggest selling boy band from Ireland in history globally, and the largest selling boy band not from the United States since Bay City Rollers from the 1970s and the highest and the only one on the list that didn’t have had a major break in the United States.
Westlife have not managed to break into the US market so far, achieving only one hit single in 2000, “Swear It Again”. Despite this, the United States ranked in the top five for the number of views of the band with an annual total of more than 30 million on their official YouTube channel alone with multiple videos uploaded as of June 2018.The band has received numerous accolades including one World Music Award, two Brit Awards, four MTV Awards, four Record of the Year Awards and overall with a total of 97 awards and 20 nominations (individual members’ awards not included) so far. As a live act, Westlife have sold 5.5 million concert tickets worldwide from their thirteen concert tours so far. They still hold the record for the most shows played at The SSE Arena, Belfast and SSE Arena, Wembley. They sold out Croke Park Stadium in a record breaking 5 minutes. Also hailed as the biggest arena act of all-time in the United Kingdom. Their thirteenth and latest concert tour is called “The Twenty Tour”.

Westlife at Wembley Stadium 2020: how to get tickets, pre-sale details and everything else about the show

About Wembley
Wembley () is the principal town of the borough of Brent in Greater London, England, located about 8 miles (13 km) west-northwest of Charing Cross. Wembley was formed a separate civil parish from 1894 and was incorporated as a municipal borough of Middlesex in 1937. In 1965, the area merged with the Municipal Borough of Willesden to create the London Borough of Brent, and has since formed part of Greater London.
For a long time, Wembley has been famously known as the location of Wembley Stadium, the home of the England national football team and the largest stadium by capacity in the UK.
The town of Wembley also includes the localities of Alperton, North Wembley, Tokyngton, Wembley Park, Sudbury, and partly Preston.

The announcement comes off the back of the band’s hugely successful Twenty tour which saw them play sold out shows in 13 different countries.

The London concert takes place next summer on Saturday, August 22, 2020 with no further dates currently planned for the Flying Without Wings performers.

Westlife at Wembley Stadium 2020: how to get tickets, pre-sale details and everything else about the show

Singer-songwriter James Morrison and girl group All Saints will serve as backup for the Irish foursome.

A new album featuring Ed Sheeran and James Bay

The Wembley announcement has created a great deal of buzz ahead of the release of the bands’s first studio album since 2010 effort Gravity.

Recorded in Los Angeles, London and Dublin the album features collaborations with Ed Sheeran, James Bay and Steve Mac.

The band have described Spectrum as “everything that we love in music, heartfelt emotional songs and also great uptempos that are designed for our stadium performances”.

Singles Hello My Love, Better Man and Dynamite all feature on the 11-track album which is released in two months’ time on November 15, 2019.

Spectrum can be pre-purchased at westlife.com

How do I get tickets?

Tickets for the event go on sale next Friday (September 20) at 9am and will be available to purchase at livenation.co.uk

Pre-sale tickets will be available to Live Nation subscribers a day earlier (September 19) from 9am.

You can also get a passcode for pre-sale tickets by pre-ordering Westlife’s new album Spectrum from the official store before 4pm on Tuesday September 17. You can find more information on Westlife’s website.

Potential set-list

The group played three sold-out shows at London’s O2 arena earlier this summer, with a set-list featuring fan-favourites You Raise Me Up, Uptown Girl and What About Now.

Here’s the band’s set-list from their last performance in the capital:

Hello My Love
Swear It Again
What About Now
My Love
When You’re Looking Like That
Uptown Girl
Mandy
If I Let You Go
Home
Better Man
Another One Bites the Dust / Radio Gaga / I Want to Break Free / Somebody to Love / Don’t Stop Me Now / We Will Rock You / We Are the Champions (Queen cover)
I Have a Dream
Unbreakable
Fool Again
Queen of My Heart
What Makes a Man
You Raise Me Up

Encore:
Flying Without Wings
Play Video
World of Our Own

As well as some of their most famous hits, it’s likely the band will be playing a number of the new songs from Spectrum at their show next year.