THE farewell concert by Irish pop band Westlife is to be screened live at the cinema in Galashiels.

The group, who announced last October they were splitting after 14 years, are set to bow out with a final concert at Dublin's Croke Park on Saturday, June 23.

The event will be beamed at more than 200 cinemas in nine countries including Belgium, Denmark, Estonia and Norway.

The band, whose 14 UK number ones include 1999 hit Flying Without Wings, have sold more than 44 million records worldwide. Organisers said tickets for the concert sold out in minutes.

Andrew Poole, manager of the Pavilion in Galashiels, said: "We are absolutely delighted to be participating in this event. "We have worked hard over the past few years to expand the choice of screened entertainment our customers enjoy, but this is the first time we have been able to join in with such a high profile group on a live basis. "This is a very exciting project for us and we hope it will be the start of another business strand bringing even more top pop and rock acts to the Borders."

Tickets, priced �12.50, are available from the box office, by telephone on 01896 752767 or online at