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'It's like they never left' - Westlife fans share snaps of 'best night ever' at Belfast concert

Westlife Kian Egan, Nicky Byrne, Mark Feehily and Shane Filan,make their long-awaited return to the stage as they kick off their reunion tour in Belfast.
Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
Westlife Kian Egan, Nicky Byrne, Mark Feehily and Shane Filan,make their long-awaited return to the stage as they kick off their reunion tour in Belfast. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

Westlife fans at the SSE Arena, Belfast were absolutely delighted that the boys were back in town on Wednesday.

The band said they were “ecstatic” and “emotional” as they kicked off their comeback tour with their first concert together in seven years.

Speaking after the sold out concert, the band said: “The Belfast crowd were unbelievable.

“We’re ecstatic and we loved every minute of it. It was emotional at times too. It was amazing to see everyone singing along to our new music and other hits.”

10,000 fans went wild for Westlife, saying it was "as though they'd never left".

One fan tweeted: "Westlife were actually insane, the nostalgia was REAL."

Another said: "WHAT. A NIGHT. Feel so lucky to have been at @westlifemusic’s first concert back in seven years and what a show it was! It’s good to have our boys back again!"

"@westlifemusic amazing concert in Belfast tonight. Ive no voice from all the screaming," wrote another.

Television and radio presenter Jonathan Ross was spotted amongst the crowd, bopping along to all the hits.

There were reports that a man got down on one knee and popped the big question to his girlfriend during Westlife's performance of Queen Of My Heart. Was this you? Get in touch at digital.editorial@belfasttelegraph.co.uk.

The Twenty Tour sees the boy band back from their hiatus with signature cheesy dance moves, classic hits and diamonte-trimmed outfits.

Wednesday marked the start of a phenomenal five-night run at the SSE Arena which takes Westlife to a record-breaking total of 65 shows in Belfast.

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