Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and The Lathums both announce huge Wigan gigs

Wigan is the place to be next summer, clearly. (Contains affiliate links)

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Two more massive gigs have just been announced at Robin Park in Wigan, with both Noel Gallagher and The Lathums gigging on home turf.

There’ll be five huge shows at the new 11,500-capacity home of Wigan Warriors across the summer of 2024.

Also announced already are gigs from James Arthur, and two nights for Richard Ashcroft.

Noel Gallagher‘s High Flying Birds will be headlining on Thursday 18 July, following the release of their fourth studio album, Council Skies.

The band, fronted by the former Oasis legend, also sold out a huge homecoming gig at Manchester’s Wythenshawe Park last August bank holiday weekend.


Opening the run of gigs at Robin Park will be former X Factor champion James Arthur, who has scored four top 10 albums, and collaborated with the likes of Anne-Marie, Sigala, Rudimental, Marshmello and many more.

Up next will be Wigan locals The Lathums, with their biggest headline show to date on Friday 19 July.


They’ll be supported by very special guests Jake Bugg and Brooke Combe, in an emotional, celebratory homecoming that will show off their two chart-topping albums in the town they grew up in.

Richard Ashcroft closes the series, in his first Wigan gig in over 25 years, which has driven such demand that a second date has been added.

He said: “After 25 years, I’m back playing in my hometown. Looking forward to an amazing night in Wigan.”


Wigan’s musical history ranges from the emergence of George Formby in the 1930s to being the beating heart of the Northern Soul scene, and also the town which created 90s Britpop legends The Verve.

Now it will build on its legacy with a new summer gig series at the multi-million pound Robin Park, built in association with Wigan council.

Located next to The DW Stadium, Robin Park is just a 20 minute walk from Wigan town centre, and Wigan North Western train station.

Live at Robin Park 2024 gigs and tickets

  • Wednesday 17 July – James Arthur + special guests – Tickets on sale Friday 8 December at 9am here
  • Thursday 18 July – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds + special guests – Tickets on sale Friday 8 December at 9am here
  • Friday 19 July – The Lathums + special guests Jake Bugg and Brooke Combe – Tickets on sale Friday 8 December at 9am here
  • Saturday 20 July + Sunday 21 July – Richard Ashcroft + special guests – Tickets here

Featured image: Matt Crockett