Mr Wilson’s Second Liners

In New Orleans, funerals are celebrated in style, with noisy brass bands processing through the streets. The main section of the parade is known as First Line, but the real fun starts with the Second Line. There you will find those who follow the band to enjoy the music, marching with the musicians and twirling parasols or waving handkerchiefs.

Mr Wilson’s form a traditional New Orleans Second Line, but this is no sombre occasion: Mr Wilson’s expend their collective musical talent paying homage to the diehard days of the Hacienda, ’90s club culture and its greatest hero, Mr Anthony H. Wilson.

These revolutionary genre bashers knock the First Line sideways, opting for upbeat dance tracks over traditional slow hymns. Proudly stepping out in uniformed style, they channel the spirit of the 24 hour party people and get audiences dancing wherever they play.

The vision is an anarchic extravaganza, bursting with colour and sound, rallying impromptu raves on street corners and rousing audiences young and old into a joyful frenzy. Catch them leading the Sea of Freaks Torchlit Procession from the Triangle on opening night, ending with a flickering finale on the Inferno: Arts by the Sea festival’s fiery seafront stage.


Sat 08 Oct 16, Sea of Freaks Procession: 20:00 / Inferno: 20:30


Bournemouth Seafront , Undercliff Drive, BH2 5AA