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Godfather of house music Todd Terry has announced he will be performing at the fifth anniversary Prestfest when it returns to the Flag Market on Saturday June 6.
To celebrate its fifth year, the city’s annual celebration will be bigger than ever with the event running throughout the day and night.
From 12 noon to 5pm Prestfest’s free family element will take place on the Flag Market.
Then from 6pm the Flag Market will be turned in to an outdoor arena in preparation for performances from some of the world’s biggest names in music.
This element of the event is for those aged 18+ and is a paid-for ticket only event.
The first act confirmed to perform in the evening is the legendary Todd Terry.
Terry has DJ’d across the world for decades and producing for some of the biggest names in music.
His most notable UK releases came in the 90’s and earned him number one spots across the globe.
His remixing and production skills have been called upon by the likes of Michael Jackson, Annie Lennox, George Michael Everything But The Girl and Jamiroquai.
Terry continues to be in demand at events and festivals across the world and is flying in from NYC for the city’s event.
Early bird tickets for the evening part of Prestfest are available now atPrestfest2020.co.uk – with organisers promising more big names to be announced soon.
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The FREE daytime element of Prestfest promises a packed afternoon of entertainment for all the family, for which no tickets are required.
Mark Whittle from BID said: “Prestfest has grown in popularity over recent years – at the request of city centre businesses we’ve extended this fifth anniversary event to ensure all members of the family can get involved.
“Whilst the evening event will follow the format of previous years, the daytime event, which is free for all, will be a welcome addition”.
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Andrew Stringer, chair of the city’s Retail Forum said: “As retailers we are proud to be part of the fifth anniversary of Prestfest, the city’s headline summer event, which has grown over recent years to become a fantastic feature packed event in Preston’s calendar.
“The quality of entertainment on offer will attract families and visitors of all ages from across the region and the feedback and support for the event has been staggering.
“We look forward to welcoming event-goers into this years event”.
Stacey Penney, chair of the city’s Night Time Economy Group said: “The buzz around the city centre was huge when the event took place in 2019, we want to repeat that for 2020’s event.
“Prestfest is a huge deal for the city, it’s a celebration we can all get involved with and benefit from – I’m urging local businesses to think about how they can engage with the event and share in promoting it to people far and wide.
“We want to see as many people as possible enjoying this revered event that adds to the city’s vibrancy and supporting the city’s shops, bars, clubs, hotels & restaurants before and after the gig”.
Organisers have vowed to release the full line-up of both events over the coming weeks and are encouraging Prestonians to mark the date in their diary.
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