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!

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 5th year in 2017.

Dates for 2017 are August, and will be confirmed asap

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 have over 70 artists playing at over 10 venues!

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To see our schedule then go to clashfinder.com/s/wlf2016 – you’ll also find staff at each venue with printed versions, so just ask us for one!

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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Our 2016 Line Up

Click to see all bands announced so far

Recent bands:



Indie | Alternative


Indie | Funk | Pop
David Rybka

David Rybka

Dark Alternative Folk | Blues


Alternative Rock
Oddfellow & I

Oddfellow & I



Groove | Rock
Chasing Ghosts

Chasing Ghosts

Rock | Metal | Goth