Prestival 2014: Myth of Unity head list of local acts announced for music festival

Posted on - 3rd February, 2014 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Music, Preston City Centre, What's On in Preston
Myth of Unity hail from the Fylde

Myth of Unity hail from the Fylde

A music festival set to take place in Avenham Park in September has announced 13 acts.


Prestival will see 13 local and rising stars given the chance to perform in front of a potential audience of 20,000 Prestonians.

Blackpool-based Myth of Unit head the first raft of acts announced include:

– Last Breath
– The Slydes
– James Christy
– Faster Than Bulls
– Rime Suspex
– New York Tourists
– Purple Prose
– Brian Hobbs
– Deadwood Dog
– Strange Rooftops
– James Todd
– Try Colour

Last Breath are a Blackpool based rock band who supported Gary Barlow and Eliza Doolittle at the Blackpool Illuminations in August.

Rime Suspex are a three-piece from Blackburn who combine powerful riffs with soul soaked melodies with urban poetry.

Rime Suspex will bring their grooves to the main stage

Rime Suspex will bring their grooves to the main stage

They are joined by The Slydes, another Blackburn-based rock outfit along with New York Tourists another dirty rock and roll band from Blackburn.

James Christy is a Preston singer-songwriter, who released his first solo album earlier this year.

Hailing from Chorley, Faster Than Bulls have the Ramones and Sex Pistols as their inspiration and claim to rock hard.

Shirli Ainsworth or Purple Prose is a singer songwriter from Preston, who is a regular at the Adelphi’s open mic night.

Brian Hobbs is a Chorley-based singer songwriter who can often be found performing at the Continental.

Deadwood Dog are a six-piece from Preston and combine indie rock with elements of funk and punk.

Strange Rooftops are a Lancashire four-piece who have won numerous battle of the bands competitions across the county.

Preston-based singer songwriter James Todd has been writing and recording his own songs for seven years.

Try Colour are a Manchester-based two-piece called Mary and Olivia who list the Pixies and Yeah Yeah Yeahs among their influences.

Up to five big name headliners are expected for the festival.

The team behind the festival have set up Prestival as a community interest company, as they look to make it a sustainable annual event.

Their plans are currently with Preston City Council for permission to use Avenham Park and start the live music earlier.

What do you think of the line-up announcement? Do you know any of the acts announced? Let us know in the comments below

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