Friday 1st March saw Niall Horan’s ‘The Show: Live on Tour’ take over Wembley Arena, London. The eighth night of the former One Direction member’s world tour was highly anticipated by fans from across the south-east, many of whom had travelled for miles from outside the capital just to attend the gig. Featuring performances from all three of his solo albums, plus covers of Stevie Nicks’ ‘Edge of Seventeen’ and ‘Stockholm Syndrome’ as a tribute to his boyband days, Horan delivered a showstopping performance.

Arguably, it was an unbeatable one, especially when considering the unexpected guest appearance from friend and ‘little, big brother’ as the singer put it, Shawn Mendes. Despite some fans speculating there would be a guest appearance for Horan’s London show, the Canadian’s surprise attendance was extremely unpredicted- particularly due to his recent absence from the spotlight. Mendes cancelled the remainder of his latest tour, ‘Wonder: The World Tour’ in 2022 following mental health complications and had made no previous live performances since that year. Understandably, the crowd went crazy when he was brought out to perform hit, ‘Treat You Better’ alongside Horan.

However, it wasn’t just the guest performance that created such an incredible atmosphere in Wembley. ‘The Shows’ carefully considered set design- appearing at times like the outside of a classic theatre- set up for an unforgettable night; with a stunning fan project lighting up the arena to mimic the singer’s home nation of Ireland’s flag during ballad ‘This Town’. Emotions ran high throughout the crowd as Niall Horan put on an all-round spectacular performance, ensuring a night of music that fans won’t be quick to forget.