Robin Park Music Series
Wigan Warriors are proud to be hosting a five-night Music Series in July 2024, which will see Richard Ashcroft, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, James Arthur and The Lathums perform at Robin Park Arena.
Wigan has a long, illustrious music history, and in 2024, the next chapter will be written with a huge outdoor concert series – featuring some of the UK’s most beloved and acclaimed live acts – to be held at the Club’s training facility.
The first of five nights will be opened on Wednesday 17 July by 2012 X-Factor winner James Arthur, who has since become one of the world’s biggest streaming artists with more than 38 million monthly listeners on Spotify alone.
The Middlesborough-born artist, who has already sold out a string of shows on his Bitter Sweet Love World Tour, has scored four Top 10 albums, and over his career has collaborated with the likes of Anne-Marie, Sigala, Rudimental, Marshmello and many more.
James, who will be joined on the night by special guests Gabrielle and Scouting For Girls, will be followed by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds who will headline Robin Park on Thursday 18 July – special guests to be confirmed.
Following a successful 2023, which has already seen the release of the highly anticipated and critically acclaimed fourth studio album, ‘Council Skies’, the band will rock Robin Park Arena ahead of a sold-out homecoming gig at Manchester’s Wythenshawe Park on August Bank Holiday weekend.
Wigan’s own The Lathums will play their biggest headline show to date in an emotional and celebratory homecoming on Friday 19 July, which will see the band loudly and proudly play the songs of hope and heartbreak that have filled two chart-topping albums.
The Lathums will be joined by Nottingham singer-songwriter Jake Bugg, who was nominated for Best Breakthrough Act at the Brits in 2013 and won Best Solo Artist at the 2015 NME Awards, and Brooke Combe, who enjoyed a remarkable breakthrough year in 2021 which saw her win the Breakthrough Female prize at the Scottish Music Awards.
The Music Series will be closed with two ground-breaking shows by Richard Ashcroft on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July, which will see the former The Verve frontman perform in Wigan for the first time since the famous Haigh Hall concert in front of 35,000 people 25-years ago.
On returning to Wigan, two-time Ivor Novello award winner Richard Ashcroft said: “After 25 years, I’m back playing in my hometown and looking forward to an amazing night in Wigan.”
Wigan Warriors Chief Executive, Kris Radlinski said: “The upcoming year, 2024, holds the promise of excitement for all Wiganers. It kicks off with a thrilling lineup of sporting events, featuring Wigan Athletic facing off against Manchester United in the FA Cup. Following this, Wigan Warriors take the stage in February for the World Club Challenge against the Penrith Panthers at the DW Stadium, promising a blockbusting game.
“Shifting gears to the realm of music, we’re set for a cultural extravaganza as we welcome music royalty, including Richard Ashcroft and Noel Gallagher and his High Flying Birds, to Robin Park. Joining these iconic figures are the incredibly talented James Arthur and the hometown heroes, The Lathums. It’s poised to be a fantastic time to come together and celebrate all the wonderful aspects of our town.”
Tickets for James Arthur, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and The Lathums will go on sale at 9am on Friday 8 December from Gigs and Tours.com and Ticketmaster.com. Tickets for Richard Ashcroft’s Saturday and Sunday can be purchased from Gigs and Tours.com, Ticketmaster.com and RichardAshcroft.com.