RICHARD ASHCROFT announces huge outdoor homecoming at Robin Park, Wigan

Richard Ashcroft

Today, Richard Ashcroft announces his long-awaited homecoming show at Robin Park, Wigan, on Saturday, 20th July. Tickets go on sale Friday 1st December at 9 am from and This will be the first time Richard has performed in Wigan for over 25 years.

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

Richard Ashcroft is a two-time Ivor Novello winner (Songwriter of the Year in 1998 and Outstanding Contribution to British Music in 2019) who has released five Top 5 solo albums, including the #1 debut ‘Alone With Everybody’. He first came to attention with The Verve, with whom he released one of the biggest albums of the era in the shape of ‘Urban Hymns’ (the UK’s 18th biggest-selling album of all-time) as well as a succession of anthems which remain staples of his live set today, including ‘The Drugs Don’t Work’, ‘Bittersweet Symphony’, ‘Lucky Man’ and ‘Sonnet’. His most recent album, ‘Acoustic Hymns’, was released in 2022 and reached No.2 in the UK Album Chart.

Robin Park is Wigan Warriors’ new multi-million-pound facility, built in association with Wigan council. Located next to The DW Stadium, Robin Park is just a 20-minute walk from Wigan's town centre and Wigan North Western train station.

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