Westlife concerts in Cork postponed to summer 2021

Westlife concerts in Cork postponed to summer 2021

Westlife's planned concerts in Cork this August have been postponed to summer 2021.

The gigs were the band's only Irish dates this year and were due to take place in Páirc Uí Chaoimh on August 28 and 29.

In a statement, the band confirmed tickets purchased for both concerts will be valid for the rescheduled dates, which are August 27 and 28, 2021.

"To all our Irish fans - following the Irish government's announcement last night (extending the Irish ban on mass gatherings until 31st August) the shows at Cork Páirc Uí Chaoimh have been postponed to 27th and 28th August 2021 with all tickets valid for new dates and no ticket exchange required.

"Tickets purchased for 28th August 2020 are valid for Friday 27th August 2021. Tickets purchased for 29th August 2020 are valid for Saturday 28th August 2021.

"In the meantime, we ask everyone to stay home, stay safe and keep playing your part in fighting the spread of this virus."

Meanwhile, Westlife's UK tour has been cancelled. However, they describe their Wembley Stadium concert in London as "a fluid situation".

"We will only deliver this show in August if it is completely safe to do so and will update you all as soon as the position is clear," the band said.

Band member Nicky Byrne said: "We will all come back stronger next year. On the plus side, it gives us an extra year to get our dance moves right."

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