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Russ Winstanley

Founder DJ Wigan Casino


September 23rd 1973 ~ December 6th 1981
Russ Winstanley launched the famous Wigan Casino all-nighters on September 1973 at 2.00am, Russ attracted 700 soulies on this 1st occasion, and the admission was a princely 75p. The all nighter's ran for 8 years until December 6th 1981 and over 4 million people flocked to station road. Russ hosted 4 nights a week with a total attendance each week of 10,000, twice the combined wigan rugby and soccer gates at this time.

Wigan Casino was awarded by Americas Billboard Magazine the accolade "The Heart of Soul" in 1978, beating Studio 54 in New York. Eventually the owners of the building and Wigan Council decided to close the venue to extend the civic centre and in spring of 2007 the £100 million Grand Arcade shopping centre including a Casino Cafe and permanent exhibition was built on the site of Station Road.

World's Biggest Northern Soul Event incorporating Wigan Casino's 40th Anniversary September 27th/28th and 29th at Butlins Skegness and in Wigan Bank Holiday Saturday August 24th. For The latest details I'll be guesting on BBC Radio Manchester 95.1 FM this Saturday morning just after 10am on Becky Want Show. For four Sharing an apartment at Skegness it's from just £71 each for 3 nights and inclusive food packages from only £46 50 !!! All top DJs plus Dean Parrish,Martha Reeves,Tommy Hunt, Chris Clark,Geno Washington,Brenda Holloway and Sidney Barnes.3 top Venues,1st ever Northern Soul Awards,Dance Competition, one venue running continuously Friday Lunch until Monday Lunch!!! To book or more info tel Butlins 0845 070 4732 or check out Less than £40 per night to enjoy all the Acts,Venues and DJs including food and accommodation!!! No wonder it's selling so quickly!!! Any other queries get in touch with me. Coach details from Gtr.Manchester/Lancs area soon as well as the Massive Wigan Event in Wigan Sat August 24th. Further info from me this Sunday at Wigan's Cherry Gardens Free Adm. 4 til 1;,Sunday Feb 3rd with Tommy Hunt at Crewe's Royal Hotel £5 3 til 8; Pemberton Central Wigan Sunday Feb 10th;Northampton's Cotton Club Sat March 16th; Widnes 8 Towers Friday March 29th;Burnley's Fulledge Club Sat March 30th. 



The Wigan Casino 38th Anniversary

will be at

D.W Stadium

Saturday September 24th 2011

8pm to 4am


Dean Parish


Top Casino DJs including Russ Winstanley,Dave Evison,Brian Rae,

Keith & Alan

Mr.Ms.Soul Twins Stuart and Neil plus Guests.

Tickets by Pay Pal £10 plus £1 50 p+p or £12 OTD.

More info 01942 826060


Russ' Soul Show,listen Again click on to listen again or russ winstanley

 The Biggest Event of the Year

Inc  Casino Clothing Launch








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