Events

Tommy Jones & John Anderton

The Old Courts Crawford Street, Wigan

We welcome you to enjoy free live music, every Friday & Saturday in the Bailiff Bar. Grab a drink and bask in the great ambience of our local artists. Saturday 19th November we present Tommy Jones & John Anderton Tommy Jones – Tom has played main stage with artists from all over the world and even held a residency in Japan. With extensive musical knowledge of all genres behind the performance there is bound to be something for everyone to enjoy!  John Anderton – Award-winning singer-songwriter, John […]

Free
Recurring Event Frost Festival

Leigh Santa Parade

Spinning Gate Ellesmere Street, Leigh

The Funfair, Market and stage show will take place at Spinning Gate Shopping Centre with a parade led by Father Christmas and his reindeer.

Free

Courtyard Christmas Light Switch On

Haigh Woodland Park School Lane, Wigan

THIS SUNDAY (Sunday 20th November). THE COURTYARD CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHT SWITCH ON. A day of seasonal fun, activities and celebration. Featuring: 1.30pm. Festive Brass. With Old Hall Brass Band. With Jem, the singing Christmas Fairy. 2.20pm. Helen Minshall. Interactive Christmas Song. 2.40pm. The Milltown Sound Chorus sings Christmas. 3.10pm. Helen Minshall and the Singing Christmas Fairy. 3.40pm. Festive Brass. 4.10pm. The Arrival of Santa. 4.50pm. The Christmas Tree Switch On. Plus it’s Artisan Market Day. FREE ADMISSION. (Car Park Fees […]

Free

Pocket Jazz

The Old Courts Crawford Street, Wigan

We’re bringing you a brand new music night in the Bailiff, and lets just say you can expect something small and something jazzy – Pocket Jazz. Inspired by Valves, Vinyl and Jazz night, Haden Boardman will host a fun evening that will showcase local jazz new and old. Novembers act will be a four-piece band organised by Wiganer Kevin Bates. Kevin has been involved in jazz all his performing life, having worked his way through the Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra, he has […]

Free
Recurring Event Frost Festival

Golborne Christmas light switch-on

Golborne Wigan

Christmas is coming to Golborne with a Christmas disco, a live performance and Christmas carols by Golborne Brass Band. Santa will also be flying by in is sleigh. When: Thursday 24th November 2022 Where: Peter Kane Square

Free

Penelope Carpenter & Lily Webb

The Old Courts Crawford Street, Wigan

We welcome you to enjoy free live music, every Friday & Saturday in the Bailiff Bar. Grab a drink and bask in the great ambience of our local artists. Friday 25th November we present Penelope Carpenter & Lily Webb Penelope Carpenter  – We’re pleased to welcome Welsh born artist, Penelope Carpenter, who typically covers from range from late 90’s early 2000″s MTV and Kerrang style music. Artist influences such as Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Keane, Green day, Jack White, and Ed Sheeran, and many […]

Free

True Order

The Old Courts Crawford Street, Wigan

TRUE ORDER are Europe’s only tribute to the iconic Manchester band New Order and are considered by many to be the next best thing to watching the real thing. Playing the songs from the early years after the demise of Joy Division, including the haunting ‘Ceremony’, along with the anthemic ‘Temptation’, right through to tracks from 2015’s Music Complete, such as ‘Restless’ and ‘Singularity’, they emulate the rich tapestry of synthesizers, sequencers, drum machines and guitars with the same uncompromising […]

£14
Recurring Event Frost Festival

Wigan Christmas light switch-on

Wigan Town Centre Wigan

Wigan Christmas light switch on this year will this year have Pop Idol icon Gareth Gates taking to the stage along with Abz from 5ive, Katy Unsworth and Sam Lavery. Local performance groups will also be joining the stage show. Lots of fun for all the family with a live stage programme, funfair rides and a Christmas Market on Standish Gate.  

Free

And Heavy Metal For Wigan XXXVIII: Rebellion

The Boulevard 17A Wallgate, Wigan

The 38th iteration of AHMFW, featuring bands from across the metal spectrum, some making their brand debut whilst others make a return after a long absence! Deified Local heavyweights who have earned a reputation for their fierce live show and dedication to their craft, it's with great pleasure to welcome Deified back after a long absence from the stage! The band have graced the stages of multiple major festivals and some impressive support slots, and have spent their time away […]

Free

Calvin Snape & Liam Horrocks

The Old Courts Crawford Street, Wigan

We welcome you to enjoy free live music, every Friday & Saturday in the Bailiff Bar. Grab a drink and bask in the great ambience of our local artists. Saturday 26th November we present Calvin Snape & Liam Horrocks Calvin Snape – Local boy Calvin will have you singing along to his mix of covers and originals. From the 60’s to present day, rock to pop, Britney Spears to Foo Fighters, you’re bound to have a good time! Feel free to shout out requests and […]

Free
Recurring Event Frost Festival

Wigan Santa Parade

Wigan Town Centre Wigan

Join Santa and his real life reindeer as they parade through Wigan Town Centre, from Mesnes Park to Believe Square where a funfair, markets and live performances await!

Free

Ruby J & Sonnet Duo

The Old Courts Crawford Street, Wigan

Ruby J – born in 2005, the singer-songwriter and recording artist fuses multiple genres with her own unique style. Inspired to pick up a guitar at aged 13 by the likes of Tash Sultana, Arctic Monkeys & more… a now 17-year-old Ruby J has solo stage presence that encapsulates her audience. Described as “the new kid on the block” by live music lovers on Twitter 2022 has seen Ruby J make a major UK Festival Debut at The Isle of […]

Free

MOTHERSHIP – Led Zeppelin Tribute

The Old Courts Crawford Street, Wigan

MOTHERSHIP – Led Zeppelin Tribute present our brand new set – two hours plus of Zeppelin classics, with a handful of surprises, too. When the Levee Breaks, Going to California, Kashmir, Misty Mountain Hop and lots more. It might get loud and expect the unexpected! “The most authentic sounding Zep tribute in the UK”.(Classic Rock magazine) Doors 19:30 Mothership 20:00 – 21:10 Interval Mothership 21:30 – 22:40 This is a standing only event.

£15

Ska Face

The Boulevard 17A Wallgate, Wigan

Ska Face are 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. Expect all the ska and 2 tone classics from the likes of The Specials, Madness, The Selecter, Bad Manners, Toots and many more! Tickets: £8.00 plus booking fee | OTD: £10.00 […]

£8

Standish Christmas Market

Standish Wigan

  We're back! We're finally able to host our fifth annual Standish Christmas Market. On Saturday 3rd December 2022, we'll be taking over Standish village centre once again, with a festive street market, two craft halls, live music stage and drinks tent. There'll be singing! There'll be dancing! There'll be comedy! And there'll be so much more! We have over 50 traders at this year's Standish Christmas Market! For 2022, we're also hosting a virtual market alongside our physical one […]

Free
Recurring Event Frost Festival

Hindley and Hindley Green Christmas light switch-on

Hindley Town Hall Cross Street, Hindley, Wigan

Free festive fun for the whole family; visit Santa in his grotto, face painting, food and shop for Christmas presents at the Christmas market stalls. Three Silcock’s Funfair Rides (children ride for free) A (free)visit to Santa in his Grotto including a (free) selection box gift Face painting (Free) Hotdogs, crisps and beverages for the kids. (Free) Mansoor (Humanity First) providing his spicy specials (free) Fresh Donuts  provided by Brian & Denise Cross keys Chippy (Free) FOLP’s World famous Bar Music […]

Free

Mark Peters

The Old Courts Crawford Street, Wigan

The Old Courts are proud to announce a special show as 2022 draws to a close. Mark Peters is an esteemed musician, composer and producer held in especially high regard for his acclaimed solo work and his earlier releases with the timeless ‘Engineers’ Marks second visits us with the solo album Red Sunset Dreams, the follow-up to his hugely acclaimed debut Innerland, which was one of Rough Trade’s albums of the year when it came out in 2018, it features […]

£10

Ashton Christmas light switch-on

Ashton Town Centre Wigan Road , Ashton-in-Makerfield

Ashton's BIG Christmas Markets and a spectacular firework display! SUNDAY 4TH DECEMBER 1-6PM ASHTON MARKET WN4 9AF FESTIVE FOOD AND DRINK LIVE ENTERTAINMENT MARKET STALLS FUNFAIR RIDES SANTA'S GROTTO FIREWORK FINALE AND MUCH MORE!

Free