Mr Wilson's Second Liners A rave funeral without the body.

In New Orleans, they celebrate in style.   Second Lining is a quintessential New Orleans art form: following the band to enjoy the music, marching and dancing, twirling parasols and waving handkerchiefs.   It is a full on street intervention. If you’re lucky enough to be caught up in the commotion, you’re part of the Second Line.

 Mr. Wilson’s Second Liners are revolutionary genre-bashers who knock traditional Second Lining sideways, opting for upbeat dance tracks over traditional hymns. Hot-stepping out in uniformed style, they channel the spirit of the 24-hour party people, guaranteed to get audiences dancing wherever they play.

They’re an anarchic extravaganza, bursting with colour and sound, rallying impromptu raves on street corners and rousing audiences young and old into a joyful frenzy. Expending their collective musical talent, they pay homage to the diehard days of the Hacienda, 90s club culture and its greatest hero, Mr. Tony Wilson.

Events and Gigs Upcoming performances

Leicester City FC
27th April 2019 @ 1pm-3pm
City of Derry Jazz Festival
4th-5th May 2019
Multiple performances during day/evening
Highest Point Festival
19th May 2019
Lancaster
Matt & Phreds (Manchester Jazz Festival)
24th May 2019 – 21:30-01:30
£10 on the door from 19:00
Eaglesham Beer Festival
8th June 2019
Eaglesham, East Renfrewshire, Scotland
Sibiu Festival
18th-21st June 2019
Sibiu, Romania
Waddesdon Summer Feast 
6th July 2019 @ 10:00 am
7th July 2019 @ 5:00 pm
DURHAM BRASS
12th July 2019 @ TBC
21st July 2019 @ TBC

Previous gigs include:

Tête-à-tête, Rastatt, Germany.

ITV- Unicef Soccer Aid 2018, UK

Sky Sport – Premier League Trophy Lift ’18.

CBBC Summer Social, Liverpool, UK.

Lightpool Festival, Blackpool, UK.

Les Fête d’Agen – Le Pruneau Show ’18.

ISAN Conference, Bradford, UK.

Caenarfon Festival, Wales.

Bournemouth Arts By The Sea Opening. UK.

Kendal Calling, Cumbria, UK.

Millenium Centre, Cardiff, Wales.

Manchester Pride, UK.

Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester, UK.

Festival Number 6, Portmeirion, Wales.

Durham Brass, International Brass Festival, UK.

Hastings Fat Tuesday, UK.

Chatsworth House, Derbyshire.

Classic Car Boot Sale, Vintage Festival, King Cross, London.

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival, UK.

Liverpool Vintage Festival, UK.

Camp Bestival, Dorset,  UK.

Hull Freedom Festival, UK.

Bestival, Isle of Wright, UK.

Beat Carnival, Belfast, Ireland. 

Winter Gardens, Blackpool, UK.

Chaoyang Spring Carnival, Beijing, China.

Brass Monkeys, Oldham. UK

City Diversions Festival, Chelmsford. UK

AberJazz, Fishguard. UK.

Manchester Jazz Festival, Manchester. UK.

Just So Festival, Cheshire. UK.

Manchester Day Parade, Manchester. UK.

Fêtes de la Tour Blanche, Issoudun. France.

Huddersfield Festival of Light, Huddersfield. UK

Lamplighter Festival, Todmorden. UK.

Illuminate, Birmingham Hippodrome. UK

Stockton International Riverside Festival. UK.

Bishop Auckland Food Festival, Co. Durham. UK.

The Players Nice to meet you

Howard Jacobs
Paddy Higginson
Will Lenton
Henry Botham
Atholl Ransome
Sonya Moorhead
Paul Leeming
Sally-Anne Edward
Keri Sparkes
Chris Davies
Aid Todd
Jacob Jones
Teal Bain-Roben
Mitch Oldham
Kate Reynolds