Armed Forces Day concert to be held overlooking Preston Flag Market

Posted on - 11th April, 2016 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Events, News, Preston City Centre
Looking towards the DJ balcony at the Harris

Looking towards the DJ balcony at the Harris during the January Prestfest event

An outdoor concert is to be held in the Flag Market as part of Armed Forces Day.


Organisers say the same set up as PrestFest is to be used with a stage up on the Harris Museum and Art Gallery balcony.

Last year’s Armed Forces Day saw a concert at the Guild Hall but it will be outdoors during the afternoon of Saturday 25 June instead.

Drew Gale, part of the team behind the event, said: “We want to ensure we’re mixing things up each year.

“Last year we had Collabro and they were brilliant. So we’re trying to get them back again and that’s the calibre of acts we’re looking at.

“Using the Harris means we can have the crowd down on the Flag Market. I’m going for the same feel as the Christmas lights switch on but in the nice summer weather. Lets hope it doesn’t rain!”

The concert would take place between 1pm and 4pm, with the acts due to be announced in the coming weeks.

A wrestling show by Preston City Wrestling is taking place inside the Guild Hall on the Saturday evening, and a Spitfire flypast has been confirmed for the day.

What do you think about the Armed Forces Day event? Will you be going? Let us know in the comments below

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