COMMENT - Elton is a great coup for borough

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WIGAN borough has hosted some amazing live musical performances over the years.

The Beatles, T Rex, the Rolling Stones and the Verve are just a few of the big names who have played in the past and now we have another mega star arriving.

The news that Elton John is to play a gig at Leigh Sports Village is fantastic for the whole borough as it puts it back on the map.

They don’t come much bigger than Elton John and there is no doubt the show will be a sell-out and be one of the great nights in Wigan’s musical history.

Hopefully other artists will see such a big name as Sir Elton coming to the borough and it could be the start of a musical revolution.

One would hope that if it is as successful as we all hope it will be that the Sports Village and perhaps other venues in the borough will be considered more often for other big name acts.

Either way it is fantastic to see rock royalty coming to the region.