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New Preston music festival to see The Sherlocks play the Minster

Posted on - 16th July, 2018 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Music, Nightlife, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
The Sherlocks will play Preston
The Sherlocks will play Preston

A new music festival across multiple venues in the city is launching in September.

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Powered by Peter Alexander at Blitz the North by North West festival will see a number of venues put on live music.

Already confirmed are The Sherlocks playing at Preston Minster in Church Street.

Peter said: “Preston has a vibrant night time economy and we’re working collectively to promote this night of live performances to offer something a little different from the norm.

‘Preston is an award-winning leisure destination and events like North By North West give us yet another opportunity to encourage people to visit the city centre and take in venues they might not ordinarily visit.

“We’re working with some passionate venues and musicians and cannot wait to launch the full line up very soon.”

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The festival on Saturday 22 September has been timed to coincide with the Lancashire Encounter festival – a three day arts spectacular across the city centre.

Police were near Preston Minster on Tuesday evening Pic: Tony Worrall
The Minster is one of the venues to be used Pic: Tony Worrall

More than 20 venues are due to be hosting live music and the event is sponsored by Cool Media Marketing who are building a website to show off the full programme once it is confirmed in August.

Managing director Luke Maher said: “Being a proud Prestonian and passionate about music, getting involved with this event was a clear winner for us.

“It’s great to see the BID team, Blitz and many more venues working together to bring a full night of variety and live entertainment to the city centre.

“Coolmedia are excited to be a part of this event, one which we want to see grow year on year. On September 22nd Preston’s city centre will be a beacon of sound for everyone to enjoy.”

Read more: What to expect at this year’s Lancashire Encounter Festival

North by North West is being supported by Preston at Night and the city’s Business Improvement District.

Anyone interested in taking part and performing at the festival can contact bid@lancschamber.co.uk to find out about taking part in the festival. Tickets are available from Skiddle.

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