|Festival to put on a show for shoppers
WIGAN International Jazz Festival will go out into the community again this year with free events for everyone to enjoy.
On Saturday 12 July there will be two town centre concerts sponsored by Wigan Rotary Club. Wigan Schools Swing Band will be entertaining shoppers at 11am followed by Wigan Youth Band performing from 12noon.
And visitors to Mesnes Park will be in for a treat on Sunday 13 July when Echo 42 Big Band puts on a show in the park at 1pm.
Ian Darrington, Festival Director, said: “We want as many people as possible to benefit from this year’s jazz festival so we’re taking the music to the streets and the great outdoors so everyone can be involved. For those who want to come to some of the concerts at Robin Park, there’s still time to book your tickets but make sure you do it soon to avoid disappointment!”
The Wigan International Jazz Festival, sponsored by Manchester Airport, takes place from Thursday 10 July to Sunday 13 July.
Highlights include Jools Holland, performing 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; great American trumpet player Jon Faddis and Clare Teal with Her Hollywood Orchestra performing classics to celebrate Doris Day’s 90th birthday.
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 or at Robin Park Indoor Sports Centre.
To keep up to date with festival news, visit www.wlct.org/jazz