|Wigan's Star-Studded Concert Series
POP superstar Ronan Keating and Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins have both confirmed they will be appearing at this summer’s Wigan Life “Tuned-In” Concert Series.
In February it was revealed McFly and The Saturdays had signed to appear as part of a five night open air concert series in the grounds of Haigh Hall on the outskirts of Wigan.
Organiser, Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust (WLCT) in partnership with Wigan Council, believe it will be one of the biggest music and cultural events in Wigan history and are currently in discussions to secure another top name as the fifth act for the week.
Pete Burt is WLCT’s executive director for Service Development. He said: “This is the first time a concert series of this scale has been held in the borough. We believe we’ve created a fantastic line-up that will appeal to all ages and tastes.
“These are some of the biggest names in the music business and we’re delighted they’re coming to Wigan.
“Haigh Hall, set in 250 acres, is a spectacular venue to hold this event for what will be one of the biggest and best open air concert series of its kind in the North West.”
Pop superstar and Boyzone singer Ronan Keating is the only artist to have ever had 30 consecutive top 10 British singles while Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins is regarded as the world’s most successful classical crossover artist. Katherine will be joined by the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Steve Sidwell.
McFly will perform on Monday 5 July, Katherine Jenkins on Wednesday 7 July, The Saturdays on Thursday 8 July and Ronan Keating on Friday 9 July.
Tickets for Ronan Keating cost £32 and Katherine Jenkins cost £33 and will go on sale this Friday (26 March). Call national ticketing partner Ticketmaster on 0844 847 2386 or visit www.ticketmaster.co.uk – usual ticketmaster booking fee applies.
Tickets can also be bought over the counter at Wigan Tourist Information Centre, Wallgate, Wigan.
The Wigan Life Tuned-In Concerts series is part of a much wider “summer of sound” planned across Wigan in 2010. On 4 July the borough’s best unsigned acts will be able to perform at the arena ahead of the concert series for the 2010 Haigh Fest. This free annual celebration of the borough’s best unsigned bands is now in its eighth year. Immediately following the Wigan Life Tuned-In Concerts Wigan’s 25th International Jazz Festival (10 July to 17 July) will start at Robin Park.
For more information visit www.wlct.org/concerts