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July 2018

FNL:Després|Dead Circus|Stray Weather|Space Lab Disco

Friday, 20th July @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Electro duo Després visit the UK as part of the Angers – Wigan Twinning Tour they headline the Grand Vault with their brilliant New Wave sound drenched in Analog synths, beats, bass and mesmerising vocals. Support on the night comes from local lads Dead Circus, Stray Weather and Space Lab Disco – expect high energy big bass beats melded with synths, chiming guitars and soaring vocals throughout. DJ support throughout & club night provided by Wigan’s own Space Lab Disco…

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The Green Fayre

Saturday, 21st July @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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21st & 22nd
Beacon Country Park, Beacon Lane
Upholland, WN8 7RU United Kingdom

The Green Fayre is West Lancashire’s BIGGEST free countryside event. There are over 50 wonderful stalls and demonstrations providing fun and wonderment for all the family. The shows arena wows the crowds with jousting, dog agility and viking battles taking place throughout the weekend. Discover traditional and modern woodcraft techniques by taking a stroll through the Working Woodland area and visit a range of traders and exhibitors in the Craft and Healthy lifestyle marquees. Get up close and personal to…

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Joe Astley Live

Saturday, 21st July @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Indiependence, 6 King Street West
Wigan, WN1 1LP United Kingdom

Joe Astley is a singer-songwriter based in Wigan; his energrtic performance and powerful singing style have made him popular around the North-West as a solo artist, performing a huge range of covers. As front-man of the five piece rock ‘n’ roll band, The Back Pages, his music was described as “The sounds of pre-1965 with a modern twist.” by Michael hall of The Classic Rock Show at Radio Warrington. He has also earned plaudits from musicians even in America in…

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Slaughter II

Saturday, 21st July @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

The Old Courts are delighted to welcome Slaughter II with support from the legendary Ghengis Grimes fronted by mesmerising front man: Messer, and the lug-hole piercing, raw-rock of Cat Called Dog. Former Members of Manchester’s Slaughter and the dogs, Brian Grantham and Ed Banger play their plunk legacy hits old and new. Slaughter II formed from the remains of Slaughter after original bassist Howard Bates left citing musical differences. The band includes Edweena Banger, formerly Eddie Garrity from Ed Banger…

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The Green Fayre

Sunday, 22nd July @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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21st & 22nd
Beacon Country Park, Beacon Lane
Upholland, WN8 7RU United Kingdom

The Green Fayre is West Lancashire’s BIGGEST free countryside event. There are over 50 wonderful stalls and demonstrations providing fun and wonderment for all the family. The shows arena wows the crowds with jousting, dog agility and viking battles taking place throughout the weekend. Discover traditional and modern woodcraft techniques by taking a stroll through the Working Woodland area and visit a range of traders and exhibitors in the Craft and Healthy lifestyle marquees. Get up close and personal to…

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LIVE LOUNGE SUNDAY featuring Small Town

Sunday, 22nd July @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

It’s that time again! Come and join us for another round of our Live Lounge! Including sets from some guest acts along with the usual no-appointment open mic slots. Come down, watch, get involved, whatever suits you! Small Town are a three piece difficult to pigeon hole band producing their own classic and quirky sound that covers a rare mix of genres. From Wigan, and the surrounding areas Small Town – have released two full length albums over the last…

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FNL Quaintest Show On Earth, and Friends

Friday, 27th July @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

QSOE are joined by special guests (including Michael Bishop) on stage as they perform tracks from the new album ‘ Wax Lyrical ‘ along with previous material from over the past few years. There will also be four fantastic support acts including folky favorite Tim Critchley, hilarious satirical singer songwriter Chris Tavener , local legends Chonkinfeckle, and the man Brian Eno described as ‘fresh and exciting to listen to’ – James Holt. This is going to be a fantastic evening…

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Live Life Music Festival 2018

Saturday, 28th July @ 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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28th & 29th
Thompson House Equestrian Centre, Pepper Lane
Standish, Wigan, WN6 0PP United Kingdom

My Life My Way is working in partnership with My Life charity to present the Live Life Music Festival. Includes: live music on two stages (main stage and acoustic stage), comedy tent, fire eater, festival crafts, stalls, games, festival hair and make-up, accessible go-carts, and much more! Due to the generosity of our sponsors, prices have been slashed to just £5 per person, per day. Includes live music on two stages: main stage and acoustic stage, comedy tent, festival crafts, games,…

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London Calling

Saturday, 28th July @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

By very popular demand, The Old Courts are delighted to welcome ‘London Calling’ with support from Mazebound, and The Violets. London Calling – The most superb tribute to The Clash on the circuit today. The look, sound, attitude, belief, aggression and sincerity is all there. Bringing you ‘White man in Hammersmith Palais’ – ‘Rock The Casbah’ – ‘White Riot’ – ‘Lost In The Supermarket’ – ‘I Fought The Law’ – ‘Should I Stay Or Should I Go’……….the list really does…

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Live Life Music Festival 2018

Sunday, 29th July @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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28th & 29th
Thompson House Equestrian Centre, Pepper Lane
Standish, Wigan, WN6 0PP United Kingdom

My Life My Way is working in partnership with My Life charity to present the Live Life Music Festival. Includes: live music on two stages (main stage and acoustic stage), comedy tent, fire eater, festival crafts, stalls, games, festival hair and make-up, accessible go-carts, and much more! Due to the generosity of our sponsors, prices have been slashed to just £5 per person, per day. Includes live music on two stages: main stage and acoustic stage, comedy tent, festival crafts, games,…

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Picnic Brass – Golborne Brass Band

Sunday, 29th July @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Haigh Woodland Park, School Lane
Wigan, WN2 1PE United Kingdom

Bring along your picnic, set your blanket on the ground and enjoy the music of local brass bands. An afternoon combining traditional brass sounds and the historic and beautiful surroundings of Haigh Woodland Park. A great family event. Free event Car park charges apply All Woodland Park attractions open as normal during each performance. Set 1 – 1.00pm. Set 2 – 2.30pm

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LIVE LOUNGE SUNDAY featuring A. D. Cooke

Sunday, 29th July @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Come and join us for another round of our Live Lounge! Including sets from some guest acts along with the usual no-appointment open mic slots. Come down, watch, get involved, whatever suits you! This week’s featured artist is A. D. Cooke – a Singer/Songwriter from the North West of England: ‘The Pie Capital of the North’ – Wigan. Following the success of her ‘Northern Girl’ album, she is busy putting the finishing touches to her second album ‘Flying’, which is…

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August 2018

Crisis

Friday, 3rd August @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Post-punk rockers Crisis are distinctly edgy, controversial and create music that is about society, government, and anti-Nazism. Their sound was once described as ‘music to march to’ (Sounds magazine), and true to this tagline, the band performed at many rallies in the 1970’s – from Rock Against Racism (RAR) to Right To Work. Despite splitting up in the early 80’s, Crisis’ politically-charged music has continued to resonate in UK culture and their far-left lyrics are seen by many just as…

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Limehouse Lizzy

Saturday, 4th August @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Limehouse Lizzy ’25th ANNIVERSARY TOUR 1993-2018′ Limehouse Lizzy continue to keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy alive, well and dominating stages worldwide. The band have also added a tribute to ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist (and world renowned solo artist) Gary Moore into their show. From their Official PRS award, performing for Virgin Atlantic in Barbados, T.V. appearances (BBC 2’s ‘Arena’ amongst others), and to actually being recruited to record and tour by members…

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Live Lounge Sunday featuring John Anderton

Sunday, 5th August @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Come and join us for another round of our Live Lounge! Including sets from some guest acts along with the usual no-appointment open mic slots. Come down, watch, get involved, whatever suits you! This week’s featured artist is long time Live lounge host, John Anderton – a Singer/Songwriter originally from London but now based in Wigan. Although varied Johns style of music could be classed as modern folk/rock with an occasional touch of blues thrown in. focusing heavily on story…

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FNL Woodley Taylor / Kahuna / Small Town / Binx

Friday, 10th August @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

“Somewhere between a loved up Mick Jagger and a cocked out Neil Young” – Ric Brooks (Tunafish Media Ltd), Woodley Taylor return to headline the Grand Vault after a storming set earlier in the year to promote their brilliant debut album ‘Breathe A Little Deeper’ – expect guitars and harmonies – channelling vibes anywhere from Creedence Clearwater Revival and Fleetwood Mac, through to the energy of more recent bands such as Oasis and Arcade Fire. With rave reviews it’s no…

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Wigan Auction House Artisan Market

Saturday, 11th August @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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2nd Saturday of the Month
Wigan Auction House, Miry Lane
Wigan, WN6 7TG United Kingdom

Wigan Auction House on Miry Lane Wigan has announced a new monthly market day on the second Saturday of each month from 10am-4pm. The artisan market promises to be a unique shopping and trading experience with stall holders selling organic meat and dairy, homemade artisan pies and cakes, arts and crafts, bespoke handmade children’s’ clothes, vintage traders, vinyl records and more. Expect rare vintage finds, handcrafted gifts, tasty food, a licenced bar, live music and lots of friendly faces! PLUS…

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Wigan Pride 2018

Saturday, 11th August @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wigan Town Centre, Wigan, WN1 1PE United Kingdom

Wigan Pride is back and this years event will be on Saturday the 11th August. As with previous years it promises to be a free, fun, family-friendly event, jam packed with fantastic artists and local talent on our main stage and a range of different market stalls. This year we are celebrating the themes of growth and community, as a community event we strive to be the most inclusive, diverse and tolerant event we can be. Autism Friendly. @WIGANPRIDE #WIGANPRIDE18

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Wigan Pride After-show Party

Saturday, 11th August @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Wigan’s daytime Pride festivities in the town centre finish and hand over to The Bailiff until the early hours. Don’t miss this free event in the all-new Bailiff. Live performances and superb music until late. Over 18’s only Saturday 11th August | Bailiff Bar: Entrance 1 | Doors and Bar open 6.00pm | Free event Approx. Stage Times TBD

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Kurt Travis w/ Special Guests

Saturday, 11th August @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Boulevard, 17A Wallgate
Wigan, WN1 1LD United Kingdom

RAWKUS Events returns to Wigan with an immense live show! Ex- Dance Gavin Dance frontman Kurt Travis joins us for a full band headline show, alongside very special guests Televangelist, Atlas : Empire, Only The Righteous and more to be announced! Tickets are only £5 advance from: skiddle.com/e/13260259

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