PrestFest: Events line-up announced for festival celebrating city centre nightlife

Posted on - 26th April, 2013 - 11:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Preston News, What's On in Preston
PrestFest hopes to attract thousands into the city centre

PrestFest hopes to attract thousands into the city centre

Nearly 80 businesses have signed up for a Bank Holiday bonanza of events in the city centre.


PrestFest unites bars, restaurants and other venues for three nights worth of special offers, events and performances.

Events on from Saturday 4 May include free history tours of the city, an all male stripshow at Rumes nightclub and £9.95 set menus at the Olive Press for two.

Ten lucky punters will also win £100 each to spend in the city centre when local radio station Rock FM visit venues on Saturday 4 May.

The weekend has been organised by the Preston Business Improvement District to celebrate the city retaining its award for being a great night out.

The Purple Flag award is given to city centres which have a varied and high quality entertainment offer.

Chair of BID’s Preston By Night group, Jessica Toomey of the Frog & Bucket Comedy Club said: “It’s exciting to be working on a project like this, I’m not aware of any other towns or cities that have such a strong partnership between entertainment operators with a willingness to come together to improve trade for us all.

“BID’s financial investment will allow us all to do something different, to position Preston as a place to go if for a safe, vibrant and fun night out.

“It’s not about going out and getting drunk, it’s about dining, taking in a show, or enjoying cocktail or two, Preston has a massive offering by night and working together as an industry to provide a complete package for visitors is the way forward.”

The BID are putting £20,000 into funding the weekend.

A full guide to all the events and offers is available on the Preston BID website.

Will you be going to any events? What do you think of the night out on offer in the city centre? Let us know in the comments below

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