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Pictures and videos: Thousands flock to Feile for Boyzone concert

Boyzone bow out with a final hurrah for adoring NI faithful

Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Boyzone) [CAA APPROVED FLIGHT 11 MINS]
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Boyzone) [CAA APPROVED FLIGHT 11 MINS]
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Ellie McAuley for Boyzone)
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Ellie McAuley for Boyzone)
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Ellie McAuley for Boyzone)
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Ellie McAuley for Boyzone)
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Boyzone)
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Ellie McAuley for Boyzone)
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Ellie McAuley for Boyzone)
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Ellie McAuley for Boyzone)
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Ellie McAuley for Boyzone)
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Boyzone)
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Ellie McAuley for Boyzone)
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Boyzone)
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Boyzone)
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Ellie McAuley for Boyzone)
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Boyzone)
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Boyzone)
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Boyzone)
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Boyzone)
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Boyzone)
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Boyzone)
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Boyzone)
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Boyzone)
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Boyzone)
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Boyzone)
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Boyzone)
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Boyzone)
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Boyzone)
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Boyzone)
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Boyzone)
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Boyzone)
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Boyzone) [CAA APPROVED FLIGHT 11 MINS]
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Boyzone)
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Boyzone)
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Boyzone)
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Boyzone) [CAA APPROVED FLIGHT 11 MINS]
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Boyzone)
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Boyzone)
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Boyzone)
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Boyzone) [CAA APPROVED FLIGHT 11 MINS]
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Boyzone) [CAA APPROVED FLIGHT 11 MINS]
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Boyzone) [CAA APPROVED FLIGHT 11 MINS]
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Boyzone) [CAA APPROVED FLIGHT 11 MINS]
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Boyzone) [CAA APPROVED FLIGHT 11 MINS]
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Boyzone) [CAA APPROVED FLIGHT 11 MINS]
Boyzone at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Sunday Life)
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Boyzone)
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Boyzone)
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Boyzone)
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Boyzone)
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Boyzone) [CAA APPROVED FLIGHT 11 MINS]
Boyzone perform at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Boyzone) [CAA APPROVED FLIGHT 11 MINS]
Boyzone at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Sunday Life)
Boyzone at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Sunday Life)
Boyzone at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Sunday Life)
Boyzone at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Sunday Life)
Boyzone at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Sunday Life)
Boyzone at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Sunday Life)
Boyzone at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Sunday Life)
Boyzone at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Sunday Life)
Boyzone at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Sunday Life)
Boyzone at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Sunday Life)
Boyzone at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Sunday Life)
Boyzone at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Sunday Life)
Boyzone at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Sunday Life)
Ciara hanley , Olivia Johnston , Andrea James , rosin shelvlin , Seanneen Johnston - west Belfast / wales , Donegal during Boyzone at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Sunday Life)
Rebecca Davies , Nicole clarke, Victoria Harvey , Nicola Boyle ,shannen n Chaiside - Newtownabbey during Boyzone at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Sunday Life)
Stephanie Geddis , Denise Mullan, Leanne crossey - Lisburn . during Boyzone at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Sunday Life)
Corrina Magill , Harry Harwood - Belfast during Boyzone at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Sunday Life)
Jean and molly Mcgrattan , Rachel Morgan - Belfast during Boyzone at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Sunday Life)
Met 3 years ago today at feile - Tommy lawlor , Angela Armstrong - west Belfast during Boyzone at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Sunday Life)
Hanna and Elaine Carey with Lindsay Patterson (Centre) - Belfast during Boyzone at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Sunday Life)
Natasha Brown , Danielle Toal - Antrim during Boyzone at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Sunday Life)
Sean Fegan , Gemma Dalton , Margaret Black , Elizabeth McCoy , Terri Fegan , Nicci Fegan, Joanne Fegan - Antrim during Boyzone at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Sunday Life)
Ryan and Caitlinn Devlin - Roisin Donaghy : - Crumlin during Boyzone at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Sunday Life)
Amanda , Catherine Doyle - north Belfast during Boyzone at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Sunday Life)
Lisa Ohara : Pauline Ferguson, Marie Fuller , Lucille Cullen, Leah LÕEstrange, Joanne Magee , Mary Rice , Alison McKenna - west Belfast . west Belfast during Boyzone at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Sunday Life)
Nicola McDonnell , Lisa Wilson - Lisburn during Boyzone at Feile in the Falls Park, west Belfast on August 10th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Sunday Life)

By John Toner

Boyzone worked their way back to Belfast last night as their fans who love them No Matter What turned out in their thousands for their last ever show on Irish soil.

Falls Park in west Belfast was packed with people who love the Nineties heart-throbs as they brought an end to their Thank You & Goodnight tour.

Ronan Keating, Keith Duffy, Shane Lynch and Mikey Graham took the stage for one of the biggest Feile an Phobail concerts to have taken place.

In September last year Irish pop legends Boyzone announced their final album and farewell tour which wrapped up last night in Falls Park.

The gig took place seven months after the boyband's supposed farewell Belfast show at the SSE Arena, but they insist this is goodbye after extending their tour thanks to huge demand.

The group, who have bagged six UK chart-topping singles and four number one albums, saw massive demand for their 16-month-long Thank You & Goodnight world tour.

An initial 13 dates across Britain and Ireland this year shifted over 175,000 tickets, with calls for more seeing nine shows added to the itinerary.

The boys are big fans of Northern Ireland and in July, Keith Duffy revealed the small but special part he believes Boyzone played in the peace process.

He said: "Back in the early days, before the days of the Odyssey in Belfast, we used to play the King's Hall, back in '94 and '95 and we had a ceasefire, there was peace in Northern Ireland but at the same time there was always tension.

"I remember one concert and I think we had sold out the King's Hall three or four nights in a row. I remember the nine o'clock news coming down and videoing the queues outside the King's Hall of Catholics and Protestants and everyone together all queueing to go and see Boyzone."

He added: "It was very special for us to see that we are part of a peace process, we're in the middle and we're part of a peace process and people are coming together in harmony to see us perform regardless of whatever troubles are behind them.

"For a non-political pop group band, that was a special moment for us in Belfast."

Keith added the band haven't thought too much about how they will feel following last night's farewell show and the curtain coming down on their Boyzone career.

He said: "To be honest, the downside we haven't really dwelled on or thought about too much.

"The day will come when we have to face it head on and the Belfast gig is going to be so special for that reason because I think it probably most likely will be the very last concert (in Ireland) Boyzone ever do and it's in Belfast."

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