Sponsored: Preston’s set to party with big events this Saturday

Posted on - 12th August, 2021 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Sponsored Features
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The Flag Market plays host to three events this Saturday (14th August)!


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

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

Pete Wicks
Prestfest for Families host Pete Wicks

Centre Manager, Andrew Stringer, from St George’s Shopping Centre, sponsors of the event said: “We are proud to support such a fantastic event line up. St George’s is at the heart of Preston, and we have missed events such as these over the past 18 months, and we look forward to welcoming families back”.

The popular Makers Market, which features, bakers, makers, and creators, will surround the Prestfest for Families event site from 10am to 4pm. From 6.30pm, the Flag Market turns in to an enclosed arena as Prestfest gets underway – featuring an international line up of DJs, including Todd Terry, Freemasons, and The Shapeshifters.

The event, originally scheduled to take place in 2020, has confirmed Jax Jones has been added to the line-up. Jax is a Grammy-nominated DJ, producer, and performer, who has enjoyed huge international chart success through his collaborations, and whose tracks have been streamed over half-a-billion times!

Jax Jones
a Grammy-nominated DJ, producer, and performer Jax Jones is coming to Preston

Tickets for Prestfest are limited and available from (over 18s only).

Anthony Smith, from Bar Pintxos, sponsors of the event 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.”

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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 line up 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 residents of the city 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 too, for helping to make these events possible too”.

For more information on Prestfest for Families, visit the Prestfest for Families Facebook event page.

For more information on Prestfest, visit the Prestfest 2021 Facebook event page.

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