11.15am until 9.30pm
Gerrard Winstanley Gardens
The Wiend
Wigan Town Centre

This year’s Wigan Diggers’ Festival is on the 10th September 2022, celebrating the life and ideas of Wigan born and bred Gerrard Winstanley and the 17th century Diggers’ (true leveller) movement. As usual, we will be having a wide range of music, stalls, poets, fringe events and bands, some from the local community and others from all over the UK. Some well-known names like Jess Silk from Birmingham and this year’s headliners The Wakes from Glasgow will be playing the main stage. Hopefully, we have something for everybody. As always, we will have our usual beer tent, selling a mixture of beers, wine, real ales and ciders. There will be food available on the day also.
There will be the usual two-stage setup, the song and story stage and the main stage. Hopefully, you can make it and meet up with friends old and new. Let’s make this year’s festival one to remember, peace and love to you all, and hope you can come and support this free festival on the day.

Festival line-up in no particular order

Main Stage
The Wakes
McHale’s Permanent Brew
Jess Silk
Bard Company
Commoners Choir
More Than Words
Carol Hodge Band
Fine Lines
Tic No Toc

George Melling
Shaun Fallows
Jimmy Andrex
Carla Mellor

Song and Story Stage
Steam Town
John D Revelator
Vision Thing
Stephen Smith
Haz Jak
Cobalt Tales
Martin Purdey (Harp and Monkey)

2022 Festival T-Shirt
This year’s festival t-shirt is available from the merch stall on the day, or fringe events leading up to the festival, e.g. Bolton Diggers’ bash 30th July 2022.

Stall Applications 2022
Stall applications will be accepted beginning in the next week or so, there will be a link placed on this website allowing you to apply from here, and also one on will be placed on our Facebook page

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I'm part of the Wigan Diggers' Committee, and I am an admin for this site as well as the Face Book pages.

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