Makers market, family fun festival and live music for Preston Flag Market this weekend

Posted on - 10th August, 2021 - 7:48am | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Flag Market, Kid's stuff, Music, People, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Pete Wicks, Martin Kemp, Jax Jones, Freemasons, ShapeShifters, and Rak Su

Preston Flag Market will welcome residents to three Prestfest events this weekend.


On Saturday 14 August, Preston BID, in association with St George’s Shopping Centre, will stage Prestfest for Families, a free-to-attend event, from 12noon, then Prestfest with Bar Pintxos from 6.30pm.

Prestfest for Families, hosted by Pete Wicks, will feature live performances from 80s icon Martin Kemp, ska and two-tone band Ska Face, chart-topping boy band Rak Su, and touring party band Boomin’.

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Todd Terry

Centre Manager Andrew Stringer, from St George’s shopping centre, said: “We are proud to support such a fantastic event.

“St George’s is at the heart of Preston. We have missed events such as these over the past 18 months. We look forward to welcoming families back.”

The popular Markers Market, which features bakers, makers and creators, will surround the ‘Prestfest for Families’ event site from 10am – 4pm.

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From 6.30pm, the Flag Market will be turned into an enclosed arena as Prestfest gets underway, featuring an international lineup of DJs, including Todd Terry, Freemasons and The Shapeshifters.

Anthony Smith, from Bar Pintxos, said: “I love how Preston is developing. It’s getting really exciting, and this square in front of the Harris Museum, in my opinion, is where it’s at. Can’t wait to see what happens over the next 12 months – I am super excited for Prestfest.”

The organisers of the event have confirmed that Jax Jones has been added to the lineup.

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Jax is a Grammy-nominated DJ, producer and performer, who has enjoyed international chart success through his collaborations, and whose tracks have been streamed over half a billion times.

Mark Whittle from Preston BID said: “We can’t wait to welcome families to this Saturday’s events, especially as these will likely be the first events many people will have been to since early 2020.

“We’ve put together a great lineup of performers to encourage people to safely return to the city centre and have a great time together in the outdoors (and hopefully the sunshine).

“We’re really grateful for the support that residents have shown Preston as we collectively work our way back to normality. A big thank you to our sponsors, St George’s Shopping Centre and Bar Pintxos, for helping to make these events possible.”

For more information about Prestfest, visit the website here.

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