Evanfest will be making a return to Preston for its third year this May.Advertisement
The one-day music festival aims to raise money and awareness for Bipolar UK. Organiser Kate Jones, regularly hosts music festivals for charities, but established Evanfest in honour of her friend of 25 years who died, Evan.
She said, “It’s absolutely incredible the way that this has taken off. Initially we put the feelers out and said, “hey we are going to do this…”
“People offered to come and play and now a couple of years on and it will get to Christmas time and I will get messages saying “Are you doing Evanfest this year, can we come and play?”
“People are really keen but they also know this is going to get a big audience.”
Last year, Evanfest attracted up to 800 guests throughout the day, and the turnout is expected to be bigger and better.
Bad Behaviour, Death Wish and Jamie Brewer are among a long list of acts to play the festival, which will be held at Ships in Giggles in the city centre on May 2.
New for this year, The Beatnik Collective will be performing, a special performance art group.
Kate added, “I’m really excited about them.”
She also said that every penny raised goes straight to Bipolar UK, “That money goes towards things like councillors, carers, education for people about Bipolar disorders. It’s more about covering the bigger picture. It was the whole thing that Evanfest wanted to raise money and awareness for Bipolar disorder.”
Performers and raffle prizes are also welcome, and for more information visit their facebook page, or visit their Just Giving page, here.