The Tudor to host live music again

Shallow Waters
Shallow Waters

Live music is to return to the Tudor House Hotel in the guise of the Controlled Noise Festival.

The all-day event will showcase a dozen bands from Wigan and across the north of England.

The event is the brainchild of Whitley musician Martyn Abbott and his band, grunge and psych-influenced outfit Shallow Waters.

He was so keen to see live bands play once more at the New Market Street watering hole, which served as a key venue in the town’s music scene for decades, that he eventually took on the task of filling the pub with sound again himself.

The result is a near 12-hour marathon dedicated to rocking out in all its forms to take place in July, just over six months since the pub delighted its many fans by unexpectedly re-opening having been closed for several years.

Martyn, 25, said: “There was so much talk around The Tudor coming back and I really wanted to see live music back there.

“I suppose I got a bit impatient so being in a band thought I would do it myself.”

Most of the bands will play music based on styles such as grunge, psychedelic rock and doom. There will also be a BBQ and vegan food available in the beer garden.

The Festival takes place on July 20, starting at noon until around 11.30pm. Entry is free.