IO, Jakarta – Full Color Entertainment is ready to bring in the most popular British band in the 21st century, Westlife, to Indonesia in August. The Westlife concert in Jakarta is supported by Hilton Honors as the official hospitality partner (DoubleTree by Hilton Diponegoro, Jakarta), and Tiket.com as the official ticket box.
Westlife has reunited after a 7-year hiatus. In order to celebrate their 20-year musical career, Westlife is organizing the “Westlife – The Twenty Tour 2019”. This is the first time they have reunited after their last concert at Croke Park, Dublin, on 23 June 2012. The first part of the reunion concert was held in Ireland, starting in Belfast on 25 May 2019 and ended in Dublin on 5 July 2019. This is followed by a tour of Asian countries, including Indonesia. “Westlife – The Twenty Tour 2019” is scheduled to appear in Indonesia on Tuesday-Wednesday 06-07 August 2019 at 20.15 WIB at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition, BSD City.
Westlife will be singing their latest songs in the concert, as well as some of their hit songs such as “Swear It Again”, “If I Let You Go”, “Flying Without Wings”, “I Have a Dream”, “Seasons in the Sun”, “Fool Again”, “My Love”, “What Makes a Man”, “Uptown Girl”, “Unbreakable”, “ Mandy”, “You Raise Me Up”, and “Unbreakable”.
Westlife members Shane Filan, Nicky Byrne, Mark Feehily, and Kian Egan made the announcement about their reunion as a band and their concert plans to the media and on their official social media accounts in October 2018. Westlife also stated that it has signed a new record contract with the Universal Music Group, and that their latest album will contain their latest single, “Hello My Love”. The new song was released to a good response from their fans.
David Ananda, Full Color Entertainment’s CEO, stated that the Westlife concert is a historical moment for all Westlife fans in Indonesia. He expressed his joy that the tickets for the 2-day concert sold out very quickly, and he also thanked all Westlife fans who enthusiastically and patiently await their return. He believes that the 6th and 7th of August will be a special moment when the fans meet Westlife again and sing along with them in “The Twenty Tour”.
“Through the Hilton Honors Experience loyalty award program, the guests will obtain access to various fun, meaningful, and memorable experiences, through unique activities that match their preferences and interests. We offer various musical, sports, cultural, and culinary experiences,” said Sarah Somerville, Hilton’s Senior Director for Customer Engagement, Loyalty and Partnerships for the Asia Pacific region. “This loyalty program serves things such as tickets for events held by favorite celebrities such as Westlife, as well as for more characteristic and friendly local experiences such as the Ninja program in Osaka or the Big-game Fishing program in the Maldives. We serve tourists who want better, transforming experiences that expand their perspective and generate unforgettable memories. We do our best to provide extraordinary service in these cases,” she said.
“We have held good cooperative events with the Management of Full Color in the past few years. They have brought upper-tier artists to the center of Jakarta to stay in our hotel. In this year, we again have the pleasure of serving as the official hospitality partner for the Westlife Live Concert in Jakarta event. We are happy to say that tickets for the event are sold out,” said Nils-Arne Schroeder, Hilton’s Regional General Manager for Indonesia and General Manager of DoubleTree by Hilton Diponegoro, Jakarta.
“Hilton as a global company has recently commemorated its 100th year in the hospitality business. Our success is mostly due to the support of our work partners and guests. We focus on finding the best ways to satisfy our guests’ needs. With Hilton Honors, we are committed to providing unique experiences in an unexpected manner. In this way, we strive to create meaningful long-term relations for all of our guests,” Schroeder said.
Westlife has sold more than 55 million copies of their albums throughout the world. It is the only band known to have 14 No. 1 singles listed on the British charts, making it the band with the most popular singles in the UK. They are the third artist with the highest numbers of No. 1 singles after Elvis Presley and The Beatles. Westlife has a record 33 No. 1 singles all over the world from their albums.
Westlife’s global success can be seen from the more than 5 million concert tickets sold worldwide over the years. Its most frequent venues are the SSE Arena, Wembley and SSE Arena, Belfast. Its best concert ticket sale occurred during their last concert at di Croke Park Stadium, where their tickets were sold out online within 5 minutes.