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27th March 2012 Print

After almost 15 years since they first came together as one of the Ireland’s favourite boy bands, Westlife are calling it a day with a farewell tour around the UK from 10 May – 25 June 2012. is pointing holidaymakers in the direction of the best tour destinations for bidding adieu to one of their all-time favourite bands, while also enjoying a mini-break.

“The tour is less than two months away and we predict tickets are going to start selling out fast and so are flights. It’s advisable to get booking now for the best deals on both,” says Nadine Hallak, Travel Expert for

The boys will be reliving some of their greatest hits such as Seasons in the Sun, Flying Without Wings and Uptown Girl. Follow the Cheapflights’ guide on where to go for the best concert experience and what to do while you’re there.

Glasgow, SECC, 27 May 2012
Located in the city centre, just a short walk away from restaurants, pubs and the heart of Glasgow’s nightlife, the SECC is the perfect venue. Visitors to Glasgow should head to the West End and Old Town for a mix of traditional Scottish pubs and trendy modern venues. The West End is great for those on a student budget while Byres Road serves up a variety of party venues. During the day, explore the city to discover some of the best Victorian architecture in the world as well as taking in the nature in the city’s 70 parks and gardens.

Belfast, Belfast Odyssey Arena, 29 & 30 May 2012
Westlife has dedicated not only one, but two nights to their farewell concert in their homeland of Ireland. While Belfast is still up-and-coming as far as tourism is concerned, the Queen’s visit there last year boosted its popularity and the Odyssey Arena subsequently hosted the likes of Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. The city has plenty to offer including the Titanic Quarter, featuring the Titanic Dock and Pumphouse, Belfast Castle, the award-winning Belfast Zoo and the Ulster Folk Transport Museum. The city also boasts a wealth of gastro-pubs, hotels and nightlife districts.

Liverpool, Liverpool Echo Arena, 13 June 2012
Liverpool’s Echo Arena is an award-winning building situated on the river, but the city is famous for much more than its concert facilities. Offering up two of the country’s best and most popular football teams, countless cultural attractions, some of the UK’s best shopping and plenty of places to wine and dine, Liverpool is the perfect weekend getaway. Shopaholics should head to the Metquarter and Cavern Walks, while culture vultures can take their pick from galleries and botanic gardens.

Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena, 15 June 2012
Newcastle is one of the UK’s biggest party towns, making it very fitting for a pop concert performance. Visitors looking to make it a party weekend can head to the numerous clubs, pubs and bars located in areas such as Quayside, Big Market and the Diamond Strip. During the day, hangover permitting, merrymakers can enjoy exploring the town and its many sights, such as the Millennium Bridge and Castle Keep.

Dublin, Croke Park Stadium, 22 & 23 June 2012
With a seating capacity of 82,300, Dublin’s Croke Park Stadium is a spectacular choice of venue for Westlife’s farewell tour. Ireland’s capital is vibrant, cosmopolitan and buzzing with life. Equally vibrant are its people, known for their friendly demeanour and hospitable charm. The city’s elegant Georgian streets are packed with things to do. Best shopping districts include Grafton Street and Henry Street, while two of its very best pubs can be found on Poolbeg Street. Of course, no trip to Dublin is complete without a visit to the renowned Guinness brewery at St. James’ Gate, which has been producing the thick brew for more than 250 years.

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