Musical mix set for two huge tents in Miller Park for Guild spectacular

Posted on - 28th August, 2012 - 8:02am | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Music, Preston Guild, Preston News, What's On in Preston

The Mirrortones are just one of the acts who will be playing in Miller Park

A colourful mix of folk music, blues, electro, spoken word and hip hop wll be taking over Miller Park during the Guild celebrations.


Two huge tents, named as Speigel and Expo, will be in the park and be filled by a diverse list of acts.

From William Michael Neary performing poetry about the Guild, Boney Black bringing their hip hop to the show and MC Ruth Gould from Da Da Deaf and Disability Arts introducing a host of different acts from the deaf community.

The full line-up for the tents on Monday 3 September is below:

Expo Big Top Tent:

3 – 3.30 pm: Alison Boyle, book reading: ‘from Pakistan to Preston’ followed by q & a session & book signing at stall on Lord Derby Walk.

3.35 pm: William Michael Neary – poetry reading including the recital of specially written songs about the Preston Guild.

4.10 pm: The Mirrortones – acoustic boy/girl duo.

4.45 pm: The Well Dressed Gentlemen – band performing toe-tapping 1920’s American and English Jazz music.

5.20 pm: Rubilazer – vibrant, zany and entertaining band with a nod in allegiance to theatrical rock.

8 pm: The Stumble – a six piece original blues/soul act synonymous with old time R&B, soul and Chicago Style blues.

8.35 pm: The Loaded Dice – Original alternative-blues-rock.

9.10 pm Techniques – indie/electro band.

9.45 pm: Boney Black – a hip hop stage performance.

10.15 pm: Shotta TV – bringing together many of Preston’s most talented rappers, DJs and performers focussing on street life and youth culture.

Plus stalls from 12pm to 5pm from:

Preston Mela Trust offering free traditional arts & crafts workshops for all of the family, Lions Club International, North West Blood Bikes Lancs & Lakes – vehicle displays, Preston and South Ribble Fairtrade Group and Macmillan Cancer Support information stall

Speigel Tent: D.verCity Deaf and Disability Arts Festival supported by Arts Council England and Preston City Council. BSL Interpreted, Hearing Loop, Accessible.

MC: Ruth Gould, CEO of Da Da Deaf and Disability Arts

11 am: Thea Soltau Dance workshop with audience

12 pm: The Beatovens – rock band

12.30 pm: Deafway Storytellers with voiceovers

1 pm: Poet Roger Cliffe-Thompson

1.40 pm: musician Johnny Crescendo

2.10 pm: Deafway Storytellers with voiceovers

2.50 pm: keynote speaker/performer David Roche

3.40 pm – 4 pm: The Beatovens – rock band.

8 pm – 9 pm: The Sing the Docks choir (a Made in Preston project) and local singer/songwriters perform the suite of ten newly commissioned songs. Including performances from Susie Jones, Tom Metcalfe, Tom Walsh and many more.

9.05 pm: Preston Musical Comedy Society performs excerpts from their upcoming performance ‘Mack and Mabel’.

10 pm finish.

What do you think of the line-up? Will you be going? Let us know in the comments below

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