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

Previous gigs include:

Pushing Up Daisies Festival, Todmorden. UK.

Bishop Auckland Food Festival, Co. Durham. UK.

Lightpool Festival, Blackpool, UK.

ISAN Conference, Bradford, UK.

Boundary Festival Brighton, UK

Caenarfon Festival, Wales

Bournemouth Arts By The Sea. UK.

Kendal Calling, Cumbria, UK.

Millenium Centre, Cardiff, Wales!

Manchester Pride, UK.

Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester, UK.

Festival Number 6, Portmeirion, Wales.

Durham International Festival, UK.

Wray Scarecrow Festival, UK

Chatsworth House, Derbyshire.

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

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival. UK

Liverpool Vintage Festival. UK

Camp Bestival, Dorset. UK

Hull Freedom Festival. UK

Bestival, Isle of Wright. UK

Brassroots Brass Band Bash, Shoreditch, London. UK

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.

The Players Nice to meet you

Howard Jacobs

Howard Jacobs

Paul Leeming

Paul Leeming

Paddy Higginson

Paddy Higginson

Will Lenton

Will Lenton

Atholl Ransome

Atholl Ransome

Sally-Anne Edward

Sally-Anne Edward

Sonya Moorhead

Sonya Moorhead

Aid Todd

Aid Todd

Keri Sparkes

Keri Sparkes

Chris Davies

Chris Davies

Henry Botham

Henry Botham

Carl Thomas

Carl Thomas