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Westlife concert provides boost to town

Monday, 23rd Aug 2010

A performance by Westlife in Mansfield has been a great boost for the town, according to its executive mayor.

The Irish pop band gave a concert at the home ground of Mansfield Town football club on Saturday August 21st, with over 10,000 fans attending.

Despite concerns over low ticket sales, the Tony Eggington, the district council's representative, told the Nottingham Post that it had been a huge success.

Following the performance the councillor said: "Just under 9,000 tickets had been sold by the end of play on Friday and more than 1,000 were sold on Saturday.

"It was a great show and everybody thoroughly enjoyed it."

To bring the band to the town, three of the football club's directors had put forward the cash and it is hoped more bands will choose to perform in Mansfield in the future.

Fans of the Irish boyband can still catch them performing this summer at Cawdor Castle in Inverness on August 28th and 29th as part of their Where We Are tour.

By Jemma Howard  

Article filed under: Concert News |