After much speculation, it has been confirmed that Westlife will play Cork's Páirc Uí Chaoimh for the first time on August 28, 2020.
The boyband delighted fans with the news that they will play "a major concert" in the 45,000-seater GAA grounds next year during a press conference at the stadium on Monday morning.
⌁ 𝗔𝗡𝗡𝗢𝗨𝗡𝗖𝗘𝗠𝗘𝗡𝗧 ⌁— MCD Productions (@mcd_productions) September 16, 2019
For the first time ever, @Westlife are coming to #PAircUiChaoimh on Friday 28th August 2020!
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𝗧𝗜𝗖𝗞𝗘𝗧𝗦 on sale from 9:00am this Friday 20th September 2020 pic.twitter.com/SzszpznUUF
The four-piece, who are currently promoting their eleventh studio album, Spectrum, which is set for release on November 8, said they are "over the moon" to be playing in the fourth-largest GAA stadium in Ireland next summer.
Had a few visitors to @PaircUiCha0imh this morning. @westlifemusic will play a concert here on Friday August 28th 2020. Thank you to @NickyByrne @ShaneFilan @KianEganWL and @MarkusFeehily for attending along with @mcd_productions .Tickets on sale from 9:00am this Friday Sept 20th pic.twitter.com/88CyMROV2S— Cork GAA (@OfficialCorkGAA) September 16, 2019
Taking to social media, the band posted: "We're over the moon to announce we’re going to be playing Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Cork for the first time ever next year!
"We can’t wait to bring this show to Ireland which will be more spectacular than anything we’ve ever done before🌟 Tickets go on sale Friday 20th September at 9am."
We're over the moon to announce we’re going to be playing Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Cork for the first time ever next year! We can’t wait to bring this show to Ireland which will be more spectacular than anything we’ve ever done before🌟 Tickets go on sale Friday 20th September at 9am. pic.twitter.com/BtG2roMwl9— Westlife (@westlifemusic) September 16, 2019
In a short video on Twitter on Sunday, Shane Filan, Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, and Mark Feehily, teased a big reveal.
In the clip, the four said in unison: "Hi, we're Westlife."
Then Kian chimed in: "And Ireland, we have got some very exciting news for you - coming on Monday."
Ireland we've got a big announcement for you tomorrow 👀 pic.twitter.com/ICj8f1tzas— Westlife (@westlifemusic) September 15, 2019
Fans were quick to guess that the Swear it Again hitmakers would be taking to Páirc Uí Chaoimh:
it's cork I'd say 🙏💖— Emma🌻 (@xEmma_xo) September 15, 2019
They're playing Cork next summer and most likely Croke Park again. That's the rumors.— 🍀Erin🍀 (@Miss_Erin02) September 15, 2019
Oh I wonder what that could be #Cork2020— Sarah Kenny (@SarahKenny77) September 15, 2019
Mark Feehily recently said the best thing the group did for their career was to split up as "too much of a good thing can be a bad thing."
The chart-toppers recently completed their comeback Twenty tour which opened in Belfast on May 22, along with playing two sold-out gigs at Dublin's Croke Park.
Westlife previously announced they will play their first Wembley gig on August 22 next year, with tickets going on sale on September 20.
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