Preston BID, in association with St George’s Shopping Centre, will stage ‘Prestfest for Families’, a free-to-attend event, from 12noon, then ‘Prestfest’ with Bar Pintxos from 6.30pm.

‘Prestfest for Families’, hosted by Pete Wicks, will feature live performances from 80’s icon, Martin Kemp, the UK’s no.1 ska and two-tone band, Ska Face, chart topping boy band, Rak Su, and touring party band, Boomin’.

Centre Manager, Andrew Stringer, from St George’s shopping centre, sponsors of the event said: “We are proud to support such a fantastic event line up. St George’s is at the heart of Preston, and we have missed events such as these over the past 18 months and we look forward to welcoming families back”.  The popular Markers Market, which features, bakers, makers, and creators, will surround the ‘Prestfest for Families’ event site from 10am – 4pm.

From 6.30pm, the Flag Market turns in to an enclosed arena as ‘Prestfest’ gets underway – featuring an international line up of DJ’s, including Todd Terry, Freemasons, and The Shapeshifters.

The event, originally scheduled to take place in 2020, has confirmed Jax Jones has been added to the line-up. Jax is a Grammy-nominated DJ, producer, and performer, who has enjoyed huge international chart success through his collaborations, and who’s tracks have been streamed over half-a-billion times!

Tickets for Prestfest are limited and available from: (over 18s only).
Anthony Smith, from Bar Pintxos, sponsors of the event said: “I love how Preston is
developing, it’s getting really exciting and this square in front of the Harris Museum in
my opinion is where it’s at. Can’t wait to see what happens over the next 12 months -
I am super excited for Prestfest ”.  Mark Whittle from Preston BID said: “We can’t wait to welcome families to this Saturday’s events, especially as these will likely be the first events many people will have been to since early 2020.

“We’ve put together a great line up of performers to encourage people to safely return
to the city centre and have a great time together in the outdoors (and hopefully the
sunshine).  “We’re really grateful for the support residents of the city have shown Preston as we collectively work our way back to normality. A big ‘thank you’ to our sponsors, St George’s Shopping Centre, and Bar Pintxos too, for helping to make these events possible too”.

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Prestfest for Families
FREE Event
Prestfest for Families

Prestfest for Families, a FREE city centre event from Preston BID, supported by St George's Shopping Centre, takes place on Saturday 14th August between 12noon and 4.00pm. The event, which does not require a ticket, will take over the city's Flag Market on what is hoped will be a sunny Saturday afternoon.



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