Wigan Live Festival

This a free festival on coming to Wigan in August 2017, 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 7 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 18th & 19th

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. Here’s our amazing line up where you can listen to the artists – and you can see the full schedule here

This year we have over 60 artists playing at 7 venues!

Although entry is free, any money raised from the festival will be be given to this year’s charity of choice, a fantastic local one! The Brick, a charity helping homeless people to rebuild their lives. Find out more on www.thebrick.org.uk

If you’d like to donate – here’s our JustGiving page, it’s safe and the money will go to helping them.

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  • Close up, personal and loud. There's no escaping the music in Wigan on the day of the festival. Punters poured into venue to soak up the atmosphere of good company, great lager and belting songs. As part of 'Chase the Day' we were making the long drive up from London and were greeted with open arms by the organisers and other acts. A proper bon homie of support and camaraderie, the bands were out front to watch each other, dancing in the crowd and everyone was having a great time. Songs of love, hate, heartbreak and happiness from the amazing set of bands, friends were made and stories to be told were lived out. Support your scene, get down to the festival this year. You owe it to yourself. - Chase The Day

  • We loved playing Wigan festival last year at the old courts, one of the fanciest venues we've played and the crowd were great, one bloke even gave us £20 for a £5 album, good lad! An amazing stage, backstage for us to get dressed in our daft costumes and a great green room to get a few drinks down ya before ya get on, cracking! - The Working Man

  • Such a great atmosphere and brings out a lot of good folk!  - Guest

  • I love how different the acts are - but for me the psych and space rock acts are definitely my highlight - Guest

  • It was one of the most enjoyable festivals we played, the atmosphere was incredible, we seemed to get such amazing feedback from the crowd - Late Night Legacy

  • Thanks to Tim Critchley. Enjoyed it last year but even more so this year. Roll on Wigan Live 2017! - Guest

  • 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

Wigan Live Promo Video - 2017

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Our 2017 Line Up

Click to see all bands announced so far

Recent bands:

Cosmo Calling

Cosmo Calling

Indie | Pop Rock
Thunder and the Gypsies

Thunder and the Gypsies

Alternative rock
Rik Jones

Rik Jones

Alternative | Indie
Jimmy Lee Morris

Jimmy Lee Morris

Acoustic Singer Songwriter
Mosley Bar

Mosley Bar

Indie Rock