The Courteeners have announced details of what promises to be a glorious show in the North West this summer. The band have confirmed a headline concert at Wigan’s Haigh Hall Live, on Thursday 30th June.
The outdoor concert, with a capacity of over 7,000, will be the opening night in a planned 4 day event at the site. Against the spectacular backdrop of Wigan’s Haigh Hall Country Park, the band will be supported by Merseyside band The Coral, and promising Salford-based starlet Ren Harvieu, with further acts to be announced in the coming weeks.
The Manchester band recently announced their appearance at the sell-out V Festival and Isle of Wight Festival this summer. With 2 Top 10 albums under their belt, the band played a sell-out concert in December at the 16,000 capacity Manchester Evening News Arena. Tickets for a concert this July in Delamere Forest sold out in a record 38 minutes. In the last 2 years the band have also appeared on the main stage at Reading/Leeds Festival, V Festival, Isle of Wight Festival, and Coachella Festival in California.
A spokesman for Haigh Hall Live organisers Cuffe & Taylor Event Management said:
“We are hugely proud to announce The Courteeners are playing Haigh Hall, it’s the perfect act for Wigan. Being a local band is exactly what the event needs. The fact that The Courteeners have become so popular provides the perfect inspiration to the bands performing in Sunday’s Haigh Fest. I don’t think that Wigan has seen such an epic event since The Verve last played their iconic gig at Haigh Hall in 1996.”