A selection of DJs from Preston’s best-loved venues are teaming up to stage a virtual all-day party.Advertisement
Preston At Night Live will feature 12 hours of eclectic music from DJs who regularly perform at the city’s most popular bars and clubs.
Produced with digital quality audio and visuals, the virtual party will also feature an exclusive mix from special guest DJ StoneBridge, who will be performing live at Prestfest this September.
The event is spearheaded by Preston At Night, a brand managed by the city’s Business Improvement District (BID).
A spokesperson for Preston BID said: “We’re all missing the atmosphere from Preston’s award-winning leisure scene during lockdown – but we’re committed to following the government’s advice whilst hoping we’ll be all be back together before too long.
“There have been some great livestreams from DJs and individual venues to date, but we think Preston will be the first destination to host a broadcast like this featuring multiple venues and performers from one city… literally a day or night out at your favourite venues, but online.”
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The DJ co-ordination is being led by city entertainer Brian Hudson, the man behind the Tokyo Jo’s Reunion events, who will also host the online broadcast.
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Brian said: “I came up with the idea after the Tokyo Jo’s Reunion livestream. We had over 16,000 listeners for that so I knew there was scope for people sat at home with nothing to do and wanting to be entertained.
“I’ve been in the industry for 30 years so I’ve kept my foot in door with near enough everyone in the city. It’s mind-blowing that ten venues have put their faith in me and agreed to be involved.
“I’ve had mixes sent in from the main DJs, and there will be a bit of everything for everybody, including party, R&B, soul, dance and house.
“It will be a showcase of Preston city centre venues and our way of saying, ‘We’re still here, we’re missing you, and we can’t wait for this to be over so we can all have a massive party together again’.”
The interactive livestream, which will feature requests and messages of support to people on the frontline, will start at 2pm on Saturday 25 April and finish at 2am on the Sunday.
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The event will be broadcast on Twitch, and messages and requests can be sent via WhatsApp to 07493 897671.
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