Wigan Live Festival

This a free festival on coming to Wigan in August 2016, at various venues around Wigan Town Centre!

Over 50 Bands

Wigan Live will be host to over 60 bands in Wigan over 2 days. There will be music from all kinds of styles you'll be sure to hear someone you love. Check out our artists page for the huge line up!

Absolutely Free

This fest is free to all guests So bring a friend or 2!. There will be over 10 venues hosting music over 2 days. Including some of your favourite Wigan Pubs!

Countdown to Wigan Live 2016

Welcome to Wigan Live Festival!

Showcasing some of the best unsigned bands and soloists from the local area and further afield, Wigan Live Festival returns for a huge 4th year in 2016.

Dates for 2016 are August 19th & 20th

free 2 day live music festival across multiple venues in Wigan Town Centre –  a real celebration of local live music.

With so many genres represented, from rock to blues to folk and beyond, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Last year we had over 70 artists playing at over 10 venues!

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If you would like to apply, and play at Wigan Live 2016 – then head to our Applications page

2015 Testimonials

  • Jed is Dead had an awesome evening at the Old Courts on Saturday. Really talented bands and friendly crowd. Thanks for the opportunity to play. - Jed is Dead

  • Thank you so much Wigan Live Festival! both sets were amazing and to our new fans who came to see us twice! We will be back again soon. - Life on Standby

  • And what a brilliant night last night, to say the least. My regards, Gary. - Gary Jennings

  • Thanks for having us last night we really enjoyed playing Bar Legion last night hopefully we can return next year x - The Jars

  • Wigan Live Festival you were amazing! Thanks to everyone who came tonight, we had a great time and we hope you did too! - Fear Me December

  • As always. Great weekend, great atmosphere, great music. Well done guys see you again next year - Lee Dyson

  • I had THE MOST fun playing at Wigan Live Festival. Both my set at The John Bull Chophouse and my second at Wigan Central were great. Awesome volunteers helping with the fest, awesome staff at both venues, and incredible crowds. Hopefully I’ll be back in Wigan very soon! - Dog Coffee


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Wigan Live Promo Video - 2016

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Our 2016 Line Up

Click to see all bands announced so far (We’ll be adding more over the next few weeks)



Post Punk
The Bright Black

The Bright Black

Pop | Funk | Soul

Our 2015 Wigan Live Festival Poster!

Wigan Live Festival