Eighth Wave to Perform at the JJB Stadium

Wigan face Cup Finalists Hull FC at the JJB Stadium on Friday night and the Warriors are pleased to announce that local band Eighth Wave will be performing before the game.

Eighth Wave originally formed in the autumn of 2006 with a mutual love for mainstream rock and a desire to show the world a thing or two about their infectious pop/rock sound.

They have recently performed a support slot with one of the UK’s biggest selling solo artists Lemar, and appeared at the Liverpool Echo Arena as part of the supporting act for Westlife on their UK arena tour.

To top that, the band were selected to appear on the soundtrack to a new British film called “Hotel Caledonia”. The film is set to be released worldwide and will star a number of well known British actors/actresses such as Chris Marshall (Love Actually, My Family), Billy Boyd (Lord Of The Rings) and Kelly Brook.

Eighth Wave have recently recorded their first full-length studio album with help from top producers Andy Giblin (IdefI, Slipknot, Profane) and Steve Rushton (chart topping band Son Of Dork) with a release set for early 2009. For more details [click here].


The South Stand currently has approximately 750 tickets remaining for the game, and should any of these remain at 6pm then they will be available to purchase from the West or East Stand Ticket Offices priced at £15 (adults) & £11 (concessions) until kick off.

Tickets will also be available on the turnstiles of the East Stand priced at £16 (adults) & £12 (concessions).


In addition to Eighth Wave, Max's Matchday Club will be back this week and the South Stand Supporters Lounge will be open as usual from 6pm. It will re-open after the game where Phil Veivers will present the Coaches Award to their man of the match. Entry is on a first come, first served basis and a season ticket access card must be shown on entry.

Please note that due to logistical problems over recent weeks the bars in this lounge will be unable to offer fans the opportunity to pre-purchase drinks for after the game and fans will be served on a first come, first served basis at full time.

Tonight's entertainment itinerary is as follows:

6.00pm South Stand Supporters Lounge opens
6.15pm Max’s Matchday Club in the Marquee opens
6.30pm Turnstiles open
7.30pm Welcome
7.34pm Eighth Wave
7.48pm Mascot entrance with the Maxterblaster ball cannon
7.50pm Team News
7.58pm Teams enter the arena
8.00pm Wigan Warriors Vs Hull FC
8.40pm Half Time show featuring the Golden Gamble, Mini League, Walkabout Challenge and Walkabout Warrior Girls
9.30pm Full Time
10.00pm Phil Veivers presents the Coaches Award in the South Stand Supporters Lounge


Make sure the bluetooth option is switched on on your mobile phone to receive a special message from Brian Noble when you arrive on the concourse.

Car Parking:

Official car parking is available on car park 1 with limited availability also available on car park 3 and this is charged at £4 per car. Free car parking is available on car park 4 and entrance is on a first come first served basis.

Matchday Programme:

The Warriors Matchday Programme can be purchased from programme sellers around the ground priced at £3.00 and includes an exclusive interview with Michael McIlorum.

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