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March 2019

Watoto Children’s Choir

Saturday, 30th March @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Edge, Wigan Riveredge
Wigan, WN3 5AB United Kingdom

The Watoto Children’s Choir are excited to share a brand new production for the 2019 UK Tour: ‘We Will Go’ Watoto Children’s Choirs have travelled extensively since 1994, sharing a message of hope for Africa’s orphans and widows. To date, the choir has toured six continents and performed to enthralled audiences in schools, retirement homes, churches, parliaments, state houses and royal palaces. The Watoto Children’s Choir concert is a fundraising event for Watoto. The choir’s members are orphans and other…

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Muffin Men Playing the Music of Frank Zappa

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

The Muffin Men play 50 years of Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention. Celebrating 29 years on the road around Europe. The MufFinZ quintet, featuring 4 original members from the 1990 Muffin Men line-up. This tour will revive many Mothers of Invention pieces, along with others Zappa favourites. The Muffin Men have played over 2000 dates around Europe, often featuring ex-Zappa alumni. The band play their own arrangements of Zappa material, along with some note-for-note versions of some favourites.…

£8
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Great Reckoning // Ronda // Crimson Image

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

Lawless Promotions & Wigan bands network present :- Great Reckoning RONDA Crimson Image Doors 7.30 £3 on the door.

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Birds Of Paradise – FatBird’s 1st birthday show!

Saturday, 30th March @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Fatbird, 21 Wallgate
Wigan, WN1 1LD United Kingdom

Bella Besame and ‘The Slippery Belle’ return to celebrate FatBird Cabaret bar’s **FIRST BIRTHDAY** on Saturday 30th March! BIRDS OF PARADISE! ….an evening of beautiful burlesque, charming cabaret, seductive singers and all round debauched entertainment! Leave your inhibitions at the door and get ready for a wild night! STARRING: CECE SINCLAIR: Bump n’ grind gorgeousness! BRANDY MONTMARTRE: A heady mix of classic glamour & vintage beauty! SUZY SAUCEPOT: Roaringly ravishing lion-tamer! EVA FOX: Your sensational chanteuse for the evening! THE…

£10
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The Tom Sharp Jazz Orchestra

Sunday, 31st March @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Whelley Ex-Servicemen’s Club, 180 Vauxhall Road
Wigan, WN1 3LU United Kingdom

Led by trumpet virtuoso Tom Sharp, this 18 piece big band were the 2016 winners of the Great North Big Band Jazz Festival. Drawing on some of the finest musicians in the Yorkshire area, many of whom are outstanding soloists in their own right, the band produce a fast moving programme which features classics from the golden age of big bands as well as the best of the current bands. Having impressed at the Wigan International Jazz Festival, the band…

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April 2019

Overload: Audio-visual experience

Thursday, 4th April @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Wigan Arts Festival starts here…we’re excited to have the Bailiff Bar back room open with this fantastic audio-visual event featuring the fantastic experimental electronic music of La French, Suncurves and TWJones combined with the projected work of a local visual artist. 18’s and over only Thursday 4th of April | The Bailiff Bar: Entrance 1 | Free Event

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Korn Again with special guests Shallow Waters

Friday, 5th April @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Boulevard, 17A Wallgate
Wigan, WN1 1LD United Kingdom

KDS Promotions brings the ultimate tribute to Korn, Korn Again, To The Boulevard. Support from Wigan’s Shallow Waters. Entry only £8 on the door.

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Punk Unplugged

Saturday, 6th April @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Join us in The Bailiff Bar for an afternoon of some of the finest stripped back punk covers, re-imagined by local singer-songwriters! Free entry, but we’ll be passing a bucket around for those who wish to donate to the Pete Shelley Statue fund. Over 18’s only Music starts from 3pm | The Bailiff Bar opens at 12:00pm Saturday 6th of April 2019 | Entrance 1: King Street West

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Litterbug // Early Mojo // Oh No! And The Hell Yeahs!

Saturday, 6th April @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Boulevard, 17A Wallgate
Wigan, WN1 1LD United Kingdom

It’s punk rock but not as you know it! 3 great North-West bands for just £4! Litterbug Early Mojo Oh No! and the Hell Yeahs!

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Folk Sunday Hosted By Bad Grandad

Sunday, 7th April @ 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Folk Sunday is back. Bad Grandad once again brings you a selection of the best regional folk, come and get cosy in our beautiful Bailiff Bar and enjoy performances from special guests and of course, Bad Grandad himself. See you there! 18 and over only Sunday 7th of April 2019 | The Bailiff Bar: Entrance 1 | Bar opens at 12:00pm | Free Entry

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Community Jamboree

Wednesday, 10th April @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Since opening, The Old Courts has welcomed a variety of acts to our stages, as well as maintaining our commitment to showcasing local talent and supporting local groups. The Community Jamboree is a celebration of this, hosted by local musician John Anderton. Already confirmed for the night are fantastic local barbershop style harmony group Piertown Chorus, upcoming local singer/pianist Zara James who wowed on her recent Green Room Session, and local legends Chonkinfeckle. With more to be announced, this will…

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Northern Soul Live

Friday, 12th April @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Edge, Wigan Riveredge
Wigan, WN3 5AB United Kingdom

Northern Soul Is Coming Home- The Edge Wigan with The Edwin Starr Band and Northern Legend Lorraine Silver, full band and classic hits in a dynamic show!  

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John Fairhurst – Divided Kingdom Album Launch

Friday, 12th April @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

The Old Courts are excited to welcome Wigan’s own John Fairhurst home as he launches his fantastic new album ‘Divided Kingdom’ in the Grand Vault. John Fairhurst makes heavy blues for heavy times. In equal parts revealing, vulgar, cathartic and thrilling, the virtuoso guitarist is channelling the discontent felt in the western world to pay tribute to – and to update – the very idea of rock n roll as protest music. Created with his partner in crime, Bristolian drummer…

£6
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Record Store Day 2019

Saturday, 13th April @ 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

What’s the first album you ever bought? What’s your favourite record of all time? Join us in The Bailiff Bar as we celebrate Record Store Day 2019! A selection of brilliant local singer-songwriters will be playing their favourite tracks from some of their favourite albums. Record Store Day is the one day of the year when over 200 independent record shops all across the UK come together to celebrate their unique culture. Special vinyl releases are made exclusively for the…

Free
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Plant Based Saturdays

Saturday, 13th April @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Haigh Woodland Park, School Lane
Wigan, WN2 1PE United Kingdom

Plant Based Saturdays in 2019 Haigh Woodland Park, 6-10PM Plant based street food from across the North West, bars with Vegan beers, spirits and wine and live music in a beautiful child and dog friendly woodland park venue!

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U2 2 – The World’s Premier Tribute

Saturday, 13th April @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

U2 2 are the world’s longest running tribute to U2. These look-a-like/sound-a-likes have performed over 2000 shows, spanning four continents! Boasting the best sounds in the business, the band have also been hired purely as look-a-likes by companies such as Blackberry. During the ’90’s, the band were known as, ‘Achtung Baby’ and they were the hottest ticket, selling out venues all over europe. Over the past 27 years, their sound has been refined to the point, where even the most…

£12
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Greenslate Farm Easter Fair

Sunday, 14th April @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Greenslate Community Farm, Greenslate Lodge, Greenslate Road
Billinge, Wigan, WN5 7BG United Kingdom

Family friendly Easter Fair at Greenslate Community Farm Sunday 14th April 11:00 am to 3:00 pm Led by our brilliant volunteers, our Easter Fair spectacular is set to be a great child friendly event. With stalls, crafts, animal tours, face painting, bouncy castle, there is plenty to do and see. Don’t forget the food and drink! As with all our events, there will be plenty of great things to try.

Free
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Jordan & The Inkblots plus DJ Jon Lowe

Friday, 19th April @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Monaco, Atherton Road, Hindley
Wigan, WN2 3EU United Kingdom

Kicking off The Monaco Music Festival wwekend we have Sassy Music by Jordan & The Inkblots followed by our fantastic DJ Jon Lowe. With a supreme mix of 90’s floorfillers and Chart Hits these guys will have you bouncing into the Easter bankholiday weekend. Doors open at 7pm with our DJ and the band will be on from 9pm just £5 plus booking fee when pre-booked or £7.50 on the door.

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The Toasters and Guests

Friday, 19th April @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Legendary NYC Ska Group The Toasters are joined by guests at The Old Courts. Join us for a stacked line up of live new wave ska. Support from the evening comes from Broken 3 Ways, RedEyed Jedi, Bandits!! Over 14 with an Adult Stage Times: Toasters 10:30pm – 11:30pm Broken 3 Ways 9:15pm – 9:45pm Redeyed Jedi 8:30pm – 9:00pm Bandits 7:45pm – 8:15pm Friday 19th of April 2019 | The Grand Vault: Entrance 3 | Doors and bar open…

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Ska Face – A Good Friday Celebration

Friday, 19th April @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Boulevard, 17A Wallgate
Wigan, WN1 1LD United Kingdom

A 10 piece Ska band from Blackpool with a combined age exceeding 450 years, old enough to know better but young enough not to care. They play classic Ska and 2 Tone with an infectious groove and unstoppable energy that just makes you want to groove. Tickets are £5.00 each and can be purchased from The Boulevard or online via the ticket link below. Please note – tickets purchased online will incur a booking fee. OTD: £7.00 Doors to the…

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