|Tickets go on sale for jazz festival
MUSIC fans can secure their seats to watch some of the best jazz acts from around the world as tickets for the 29th Wigan International Jazz Festival are now on sale.
Headlined by Jools Holland, featuring Melanie C and Marc Almond; this year’s festival - sponsored by Manchester Airport - also offers up star performances from Clare Teal, who will celebrate Doris Day’s 90th birthday; American trumpeter Jon Faddis; the University of South Florida Jazztet; and the SK2 Jazz Orchestra, saluting the music of Stan Kenton.
Ian Darrington, Festival Director, said: “We’re bringing some of the best talent from around the world to this year’s festival, including upcoming jazz stars from across the country. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to enjoy the entertainment – book your tickets now!”
Other festival highlights include jazz vocalist AJ Brown plus the ever popular Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra and the Merseyside Jazz Showcase.
Popular composer, pianist, bandleader and broadcaster Jools Holland launches the festival on Thursday 10 July when he performs with his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, featuring original Squeeze band member and drummer Gilson Lavis, special guest stars Mel C and Marc Almond, and guest vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall.
Tickets for this gig, which takes place in association with Bradshaw, Gass and Hope, went on sale late last year and have already sold out. However, fans can still watch the concert as part of the festival’s Rover Ticket package for only £130 (£120 if purchased before 30 April).
The festival, at Robin Park Indoor Sports Centre, runs from Thursday 10 July-Sunday 13 July.
To book tickets, visit https://boxoffice.wlct.org, call 01942 828 271 or book in person at Robin Park Indoor Sports Centre or Haigh Country Park. Please note that Rover Tickets cannot be bought online.
To keep up to date with festival news, visit www.wlct.org/jazz