UP-and-coming bands are lining up to use their skills for good causes at two outdoor events on successive weekends.
Several covers acts from across the borough will converge on St Peter’s Pavilion in Hindley to provide an afternoon of entertainment at the 24-hour rugby marathon in memory of former Super League star Steve Prescott on Saturday July 5.
The line-up has yet to be fully confirmed but is likely to include female-fronted group Haze, whose repertoire includes artists ranging from Blondie to Amy Winehouse, Kiss This and four-piece Karma Cult, whose set will blend versions of well-known tunes with their own material.
The afternoon is being organised by the 21:12 Music Community, which is also hosting an afternoon of music and memories as part of the borough’s ongoing commitment to supporting people with dementia in Mesnes Park on Saturday July 12.
Rockabilly act Hyperjax will transport audiences back to the 1950s with their retro sound before young act Memory Lane, which plays at dementia reminiscence events around the borough, provide a soundtrack of much-loved pop songs from the past.
The family-friendly event aims to bring different generations together, with activities including games, a children’s funfair and tombola.
Wigan bands will be performing during the 24-hour rugby marathon for Steve Prescott at St Peter’s Pavilion in Hindley on Saturday July 5 from 1pm until 6pm.
The music and memories event with Hyperjax and Memory Lane in Mesnes Park is on Saturday July 12, from 1pm until 4pm.