Wigan has a deep history and connection with
the liberating spirit of music. Wigan’s annual
International Jazz Festival hosts iconic Jazz
musicians and is considered one of the finest
Jazz festivals in Europe. Pemberton Brass Band
continues to celebrate a century long formidable
reputation of prize-winning performances. The
legendary Northern Soul all-nighters at Wigan
Casino continue to spin mythologies into infinity.
A new generation bop to Bounce, a unique
uplifting electronic sound evolved from Chicago
House that put a Donk on Wigan Pier. Wigan Music
Service and Wigan Youth Zone continue to light
the fire within a new generation of musicians.