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Pandemic heroes Westlife to donate a thousand Wembley tickets to 'amazing' frontline workers

Wembley concerts will probably be 'the biggest weekend' of their career

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Westlife (from left) Shane Filan, Nicky Byrne, Mark Freehilly and Kian Egan.

Westlife (from left) Shane Filan, Nicky Byrne, Mark Freehilly and Kian Egan.

Westlife (from left) Shane Filan, Nicky Byrne, Mark Freehilly and Kian Egan.

Westlife will give away a thousand tickets to frontline workers for their upcoming Wembley gigs this summer.

The band will be the first music act in over two years to perform at Wembley Stadium this summer with two concerts taking place on August 21st and 22nd.

They were scheduled to play the iconic London venue last summer but were forced to postpone their gig due to the pandemic.

Shane, Kian, Nicky, and Mark appeared on ITV’s Loose Women today to discuss their Wembley weekender and shared that they will be giving away hundreds of free tickets to frontline workers.

Kian Egan said that it is “so special” to be able to give back to the heroes of the pandemic.

“We’re going to give away a thousand tickets to frontline workers. Obviously frontline workers throughout the whole pandemic have been absolutely amazing and just to be able to give something back is just so special,” the singer said.

He continued: “The year that everybody has had, I think this Westlife Wembley Weekend – that has a good ring to it – will definitely be a weekend that everybody is going to be looking forward to... We’re just buzzing for it now.”

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Westlife's Shane Filan, Kian Egan, Nicky Byrne and Mark Feehily chat with Nadia Sawalha on Loose Women. Photo: ITV/Shutterstock

Westlife's Shane Filan, Kian Egan, Nicky Byrne and Mark Feehily chat with Nadia Sawalha on Loose Women. Photo: ITV/Shutterstock

Westlife's Shane Filan, Kian Egan, Nicky Byrne and Mark Feehily chat with Nadia Sawalha on Loose Women. Photo: ITV/Shutterstock

Dubliner Nicky Byrne added: “The year that we’ve had, I mean who would have thought that we would be looking towards live shows. I think it’s so positive, it’s something for everyone to look forward to for a night out.”

Shane Filan chimed in and said that Westlife’s Wembley concerts will probably be “the biggest weekend” of their career.

He told the Loose Women ladies: “It’s very exciting obviously. We were planning to do this show for the last year and a half but now we’re getting to do a second night which is amazing. We’ve been asked to do a second night on the 22nd August and honestly, it’s going to be the biggest weekend of our career probably.

The Sligo native shared that he is grateful that the band are so close all these years later, saying that they are “very much a family.”

He said: “We’re very much a family, the Westlife family. We’ve been through everything together. We know each other more than we know our own brothers and sisters.

“We’ve been through 23 years or 25 years of life together and we’ve been through happy times, babies, and we’ve been through funerals together. We’ve sang for each other at our parents’ funerals and stuff like that.... The boys have always been great to me,” he added.

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