An invitation to, and preliminary details of this year’s Wigan Diggers’ Festival on Saturday 13th September.
The event will take place between 11.00am and 9.30pm in The Wiend area of Wigan town centre. (see location map below)
The organisers are promising another free all day fun packed open air event to commemorate Wigan born Gerrard Winstanley (1609-1676) and the 17th Century “Diggers” (True Leveller) movement. Winstanley and they famously asserted: “The Earth was made a common treasury for all, irrespective of person!” and are described by Tony Benn as “the first true Socialists”.
Last year’s festival was another resounding success with over 2,000 people attending during the course of the day. We hope this year’s will be too.
2014 DIGGERS’ FESTIVAL PROGRAMME
The day’s running order has yet to be fully finalised, however, amongst this year’s performers are:
BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners: Lucy Ward Band
Last year’s headliners: Merry Hell
Second Hand Wings
Shamus O’Blivion & The Megadeath Morris Men
The Jade Assembly
Black Velvet Band
Liverpool Socialist Singers
Means To An End
John E. Davies
More details to follow a.s.a.p:
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/550650368389097/