Prestfest for Families is coming to the Flag Market in August

Posted on - 22nd April, 2021 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Flag Market, Kid's stuff, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
A view of the Flag Market in Preston Pic: Tony Worrall
A view of the Flag Market in Preston Pic: Tony Worrall

A free event for families is coming to Preston city centre this summer.


Prestfest for Families is set to take place on Saturday 14 August between 12pm and 4pm.

The event, which doesn’t require a ticket, will take over the Flag Market.

Confirmed to play at the event are music and TV star Martin Kemp, the UK’s hottest party band Boomin, Lancashire favourites Ska Face, and chart-toppers Rak-Su.

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Mark Whittle from organisers Preston BID said: “We can’t wait to welcome families from across Lancashire to Prestfest for Families on 14 August.

“We’ve put together a packed afternoon of free, live entertainment, to ensure people return home from our city centre, following some retail therapy and a visit to our event, with a huge smile on their face.”

Andrew Stringer from St George’s Shopping Centre, sponsors of the event, said: “We are proud to support and be involved with Prestfest For Families this year, welcoming families to our wonderful city. This year’s line up is set to be the best yet.”

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The event will be hosted by TV favourite Sam Thompson, from Made in Chelsea, The Celebrity Circle, and Celebs Go Dating.

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The BID is encouraging people to check out the event on Facebook and to look out for exclusive competitions.

The event is subject to the government’s national roadmap remaining on track.

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