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Westlife announce band is heading to Hull as part of new stadium tour

The quartet will be playing at Hull College Craven Park Stadium on Friday July 10. Credit: PA Images

Irish boyband Westlife will be heading to Hull as part of their biggest UK outdoor tour to date.

The quartet of Shane, Mark, Kian and Nicky, who reunited last year without Brian McFadden, are set to tour the UK in 2020 for 15 different dates as part of their Stadiums in the Summer tour.

The band will perform at Hull College Craven Park Stadium on Friday July 10 with tickets being released on November 15.

The reaction to our comeback tour was beyond anything any of us ever imagined so we’re going to do it all over again but this time in some of the largest outdoor venues in the UK. The shows are going to be incredible and will include all our greatest hits. We can’t wait to perform in Hull.

– Westlife

Fans can expect to hear greatest hits including "Flying Without Wings" and "You Raise Me Up" as well as songs from their new album which is set to be released later this month.

Bosses at Hull Kingston Rovers say events like this are important for the city.

Hull Kingston Rovers are delighted that Westlife will be coming to Hull College Craven Park next July.

Hull was the City of Culture in 2017 and we are keen to build upon that legacy and bringing artists of the calibre of Westlife only enhances our profile. The city is a very proud one, with a rich heritage, and I fully expect that the people of Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire will support this concert as they have done in the past.

– Mike Smith, CEO Hull Kingston Rovers