Getting Cracking in 2016

Wigan Live Festival

We’re already making plans for Summer 2016! It’s our 4th year with Wigan Live, and we want to make it bigger than ever, attracting folks from all over the North West to see what Wigan has to offer!

The team had our first meeting this week, and we’re all really excited and starting to plan.

The date of this year’s festival will be the weekend of 19th & 20th August – with bands playing all Friday night and all Saturday – so get it in your calendars!

We’ve had some truly fantastic musicians join us over the past 3 years and many hundreds of guests, and it looks like this year will continue to get better and better.

We plan to have at least 3 new venues involved this year, plus more involvement from other local community groups (and possibly some funding!).

We also have a new volunteer to add to to our small and dedicated core team, which is fantastic news, as it’s all hands on deck approaching the summer. We’re also hoping to give local students some work experience and give them a real practise working to organise a large scale event.

And last but not least – Hello artists and bands! If you’d like to apply to play at Wigan Live this year, please head to our applications page. We’ve already had almost 100 and it’s only Jan! So we’ve got a lot of listening to do, we’re already excited about the line up which we’ll release in the Spring.

It’s still early days, but we’ve got plenty of news and ideas coming! To keep up to date with all the latest news, then just follow our facebook & twitter pages.