Westlife fans flock to stadium 24 hours before show

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Westlife fans were queuing for their places at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster last night more than 24 hours before their idols were due to perform.

At least 30 female fans have spent the night outside the venue to ensure that they are at the front of the queue and get the best spot in the stadium to watch Westlife perform tonight (July 30).

Thousands of fans from up and down the country have snapped up tickets to see the Irish superstars perform in the town on Saturday.

A spokesperson for the Stadium Management Company said: “ These fans certainly show dedication. They have spent the night here and there is a great sense of camaraderie.

“They have been offered use of the facilities to freshen up and are now on countdown for the doors to open.”

One of the support acts for Saturday has now been confirmed as singer-songwriter Glenn Cal, who is quickly making a name for himself on the Irish and UK music scene.

Glenn was handpicked to by Westlife to join them on the whole of their Gravity Tour across Ireland and the UK which has made 2011 a busy year for him as he has also been gigging extensively, playing festivals such as Electric Picnic and Temple House, and opening for Westlife at Lissadell House, Sligo and the Marquee, Cork.

“The weather forecast for the weekend is looking sunny and warm which can only add to a great evening’s entertainment at the Keepmoat Stadium.”

The Irish quartet have had 14 number one singles in the UK, the third-highest in UK history, the same as Cliff Richard and trailing behind only Elvis Presley and The Beatles. The Band - Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Mark Feehily and Shane Filan - are the only act in British and Irish history to have their first seven singles go straight to number one and have sold over 44 million records worldwide.