Wigan International Jazz Festival

The Wigan International Jazz Festival formed in 1986 is a four-day annual event that takes place in mid-July. It attracts more than 3000 visitors to the Borough each year and features many of the most respected jazz musicians from the world of jazz.

In 2017 full responsibility for organising, funding and delivering the Festival was taken on by The Music Continuum, and we are committed to securing a healthy future for the event.


The 2019 Wigan International Jazz Festival takes place from 11th – 14th July.

Details of the programme will appear towards the end of November 2018.

Meanwhile, here are some highlights from the 2018 Festival …