IF you haven't been to see Westlife in concert, experience the next best thing with a

screening of their live tour at local cinemas. The band tell The Guide what to expect.

CELEBRATING 20 years since their debut single hit the no.1 spot, The Twenty Tour will see Westlife perform together for the first time since 2012.

Now, cinema goers across the UK and Ireland will be able to join Shane, Nicky, Mark, and Kian and the sold-out crowd at Dublin’s Croke Park Stadium on Saturday 6th July, direct from Weymouth Cineworld, Dorchester Plaza or Dorchester Odeon.

Westlife are back with their biggest tour to date coupled with their two new singles Hello My Love and Better Man going straight to the top of the iTunes charts around the world.

The Twenty Tour is Westlife's fastest selling tour of all time. The band sold an incredible 400,000 tickets in just 48 hours. The live broadcast will see the global pop kings perform brand new songs, alongside their greatest hits and all 14 of their UK No.1 hits including Swear It Again, Flying Without Wings, You Raise Me Up and Unbreakable.

Westlife said: “We have been overwhelmed with the incredible reaction to the tour and we’re so happy that our fans will now have the chance to enjoy the show in cinemas across the world. Croke Park has always been a special place for us and we can’t wait to be back there. It’s going to be a phenomenal night!”

Presented by CinemaLive, leading producers and distributors of event cinema, Westlife: The Twenty Tour Live from Croke Park will be broadcast direct via satellite to over 600 cinemas in the UK and Ireland, including major multiplexes and many independent cinemas and arts centres.

Westlife have sold more than 55 million records worldwide and are the only band to have their first seven singles enter the UK chart at No.1. They also have the most singles of any artist to debut at No.1 in the UK. Overall the band have had an incredible 14 No.1 singles, behind only Elvis Presley and The Beatles. They have had 33 No.1 albums worldwide and as a live act have sold 5 million concert tickets worldwide.

Here, Westlife tell us about what to expect from the concert.

*2019 marks the 20th anniversary of your first number 1 single. Has the group become more of a family over the years?

"The group feels more like a family than ever before. Before it felt very much like just the 4 of us, but now we’re all older and we have kids, Westlife is becoming a part of their lives too. Having everyone over for BBQs and birthdays has cemented what a big extended family we in fact now are."

*You’ve been away for six years, but the Twenty Tour has been your fastest selling tour of all time! When you reunited, could ever have imagined demand for tickets being so high?

"Never! We were all nervous about how many people would care! But they have come back in force and it’s given us the confidence to put together an even bigger and better show than ever before."

*The Croke Park date of the tour is being broadcast into cinemas around the UK and Ireland. Is it important to you that the live broadcast is from your home country show in Ireland?

"We think it’s great that we get to do this at our home coming gig in Ireland & Croke Park is such an iconic venue it just made sense that this is where we had to do it."

*This won’t be the first time you’ve graced the Croke Park stage. Do you remember how you felt walking onto the stage in front of 85,000 people for the first time in 2008?

"I think we’re all going to feel overwhelmed to be back after such a long time but also incredibly excited."

*What can cinema audiences expect from this show?

"We feel that it will be the best show we’ve ever done. There will be a mix of new music and of course all the hits along with some amazing visuals. The show will lend itself so well to cinema and will allow people watching to feel like they are actually a part of it."

*Are there any songs, new or old, which you’re particularly looking forward to performing during the concert?

"We can’t wait to perform Hello My Love on stage, it will be the first time! Also it will be great to bring back the classics Flying With Out Wings, Swear It Again and World of Our Own."

*You’ve just announced your new album, Spectrum. What can you tell us about it?

"Spectrum is a mix of old and new. It’s got the old school Westlife feel to it but with new sounds. "We’ve been so lucky to work with such world class songwriters and producers like Steve Mac and Ed Sheeran."

*Westlife: The Twenty Tour Live from Croke Park, distributed by CinemaLive, will be broadcast at 8pm on Saturday, July 6 to Weymouth Cineworld, Dorchester Plaza and Dorchester Odeon.