Westlife go out with a bang at final farewell concert

Westlife certainly know how to say goodbye in style.

Westlife, final farewell concertWestlife effigies went up in flames at the band's final farewell concerts. Copyright [WENN]

Kian Egan, Shane Filan, Mark Feehily and Nicky Byrne set fire to effigies on stage as Westlife finally said a sad farewell to their fans this weekend.

Westlife performed their last ever concert at Croke Park in Dublin on Saturday.

The four-man band played to a huge audience of 80,000 people in their final farewell gig, with a set that lasted more than two hours.

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Kian Egan told the crowd: "As this is the very last Westlife concert, the whole idea was to be able to get out here and see our fans one last time and celebrate 14 years."

Mark Feehily added: "For 14 years, Westlife fans have made our dreams come true. This show is dedicated to each and every one of you. Our fans mean so much. You have never stopped supporting us.

"Thanks so much. You're not just our fans, you are our friends and have been with us each step of the way," DigitalSpy reports.

WestlifeWestlife performed their last ever concert this weekend. Copyright [WENN]

To make sure as many fans as possible could wish them goodbye, Westlife screened their farewell show live in cinemas around the world.

The Sun reports Shane Filan said: "Last night was loud but this is unbelievable. Tonight is the loudest, best crowd we have ever had.

"We will always be member[s] of Westlife but we won't be a band anymore. Thank you. I'll never forget this. These are times that will live in our lives forever."

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Nicky Byrne added: "To all of you, you didn't just make the dreams of four lads come true. Much more - only for all of you none of this is possible."

We were sobbing away when Westlife announced they were splitting up after 14 years together.