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WIGAN DIGGERS FESTIVAL 2018
 

Star date: 1st September 2018

8TH WIGAN DIGGERS FEST BRINGS BLOCKHEADS AND MERRY HELL

Wigan Diggers Festival
Saturday 8th September 11:30am-9:30pm free
Wigan

The 8th annual free Wigan Diggers Festival takes place on Saturday 8th September with its usual superb mix of music, poetry, comedy, children's entertainment, stalls, speakers and surprises. All with an activist twist.

Full details here...


'Much more than digging...much more than a music fest!'

This year's 8th Wigan Diggers Festival happens on 8th September and it promises to be bigger than ever.

The free open air event, held at The Wiend near the town centre, is in honour of Gerrard Winstanley, who helped found the Diggers movement, a 17th Century direct action group which took over land, believing that..."The earth was made to be a common treasury for all..."

The event brings people united by a belief in social justice together in one huge sprawling festival of music, poetry, comedy, children's entertainment and talks.

This year has headliners The Blockheads, Merry Hell and Barnstormer 1649, featuring Attila The Stockbroker, plus two stages featuring an array of music styles including sets by The Commoners' Choir, Joe Solo, Bard Company, Patrick McKenzie, The Amber List, Jupiter Hollow Blues Band and The Disco Misfits.

The event starts with a symbolic re-enactment in Gerrard Winstanley Gardens, as guest actor Brendan Delaney plays the role of the Wigan born radical. As on previous occasions he will be accompanied by members of the Bolton Clarion Socialist Choir, which will lead the singing of Winstanley's Diggers' Song and The World Turned Upside Down by Leon Rosselson, which tells the story of The Diggers and was made famous by Billy Bragg.

The festival will also feature Speakers' Corner stages where 'festival stall holders, individuals and other supportive organisations will have the opportunity to let passers-by know what they are about in either word or song'...

As usual, it promises to be a top day...


Wigan Diggers Festival
Saturday 8th September 11:30am-9:30pm free
Gerrard Winstanley Gardens, The Wiend, Wigan

For a full line up of acts and events see the Wigan Diggers website
https://wigandiggersfestival.org/

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