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Rum and reggae festival coming to Roper Hall and The Adelphi

Posted on - 10th August, 2018 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Friargate, Music, Nightlife, Preston City Centre, Preston News, University campus, What's On in Preston
Rum cocktails will be on the menu this weekend Pic: SocialButterfly
Rum cocktails will be on the menu this weekend Pic: SocialButterfly

A rum and reggae festival is returning to a Preston city centre pub this weekend.

Roper Hall’s celebration of all things Caribbean is also expanding to The Adelphi.

Free to enter the festival sees rum cocktails and a new Lilley’s rum cider being served in the garden at Roper Hall in Friargate.

And throughout Saturday (11 August) one of the UK’s most prominent reggae DJs Operation Sound System will be dropping beats while a Jerk Pit BBQ is cooking up food outside.

Jerk chicken kebabs Pic: timokefoto
Jerk chicken kebabs Pic: timokefoto

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An after party takes place in The Dark Room, upstairs at Roper, with reggae singer Charlie P headlining as well as DJ Lighta, MC Fearless, Natural Selectas, Leggo Dan, Fiyah D and many more.

The festival on Saturday runs from 12noon to 3pm.

General manager at Roper Emma Pulsford said: “Our Rum and Reggae Festival has been growing in popularity every year so we’re delighted to be able to join forces with the Adelphi and continue the celebrations over the whole weekend.”

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On Sunday (12 August) the festival moves to The Adelphi and runs from 12noon to 11pm.

General manager at The Adelphi Craig Almond said: “When the Roper Hall started the festival, the impact was astronomical, so I am delighted that The Adelphi will be involved this year.”

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