Boyzone to play Féile festival

Published Thursday, 22 May 2014
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Irish band Boyzone will perform in Belfast this summer as part of Féile an Phobail 2014.

Boyzone to play Féile festival
Boyzone will perform in Belfast in August. (© Getty)

The four-piece will play at the Falls Park in the west of the city on Saturday 2 August.

The announcement comes after Féile organisers revealed Yorkshire-based band the Kaiser Chiefs will perform as part of the festival on Saturday 9 August.

Féile an Phobail was established in 1988 as a direct response to the conflict in Northern Ireland to celebrate the positive side of the west Belfast community.

The festival runs from 31 July - 30 August and includes a programme of music, talks, tours and community events.

Féile Director, Kevin Gamble, said: "Féile is delighted to have secured another massive coup for west Belfast and the Falls Park.

"It's one of the thrills of working for Féile an Phobail that we get to make announcements like this. The office and indeed out and about on the road is buzzing!

"We're hugely excited to be bringing one of the biggest bands of all time to the wonderful surroundings of the Falls Park. Tickets are already flying out and this gig is sure to be one to remember."

Boyzone achieved huge success in the 1990s, with their charts hits including No Matter What, Baby Can I Hold You and Love Me For A Reason.

The group split in 2002, before returning to the music scene in 2008.

Tragedy struck in 2009 when singer Stephen Gately was found dead at his home in Majora, Spain due to an undiagnosed heart condition.

The band re-grouped as a four-piece and released their most recent album BZ20 last year.

Tickets for Boyzone live at the Falls Park are on sale now.

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Dee in Newtonabbey wrote (189 days ago):
Not a fleg in site. Brilliant. Hats off again to W Belfast and Feile An Phobail. The rest of N Ireland could learn a very serious lesson in how to celebrate your culture and how to conduct yourself in the process from these people. They are a shining example to the rest of the world re what's good about N Ireland.
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