In pictures: Preston Weekender takes over the Flag Market for raving and rocking out

Posted on - 9th May, 2024 - 10:38am | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Flag Market, Photos, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Evil Blizzard at the Sunday of Preston Weekender Pic: Mambo Photography

Preston Weekender finally took place on the city’s Flag Market over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Thousands of people enjoyed a dance during the Ministry of Sound takeover on the Saturday evening.

While Sunday was dedicated to a host of city and Lancashire bands who warmed up for The Buzzcocks, Space and From The Jam who headlined a rocking day of live music action for the Weekender.

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The festival – which had originally been due to place last year but was then pushed back after being moved inside the Guild Hall but then had to be shifted back outside after RAAC was discovered in the venue – has been hailed a success by Preston’s Business Improvement District.

Pete Alexander, from the BID’s event organising group, and curator of ‘Sunday on the Square’, said: “From set up on Saturday to the last encore on Sunday, The Preston Weekender was an incredible success for the city.

“Saturdays huge dance night, followed by a host of local bands proving their quality and professionalism, gave superb performances throughout the day, supporting the headliners, and providing a fantastic show for the City.

“We are delighted with the feedback from guests, and the artists, who brought some great community spirit to the event and showed that Preston really is on the musical map when it comes to staging events like this, which can hopefully be repeated in the future with city support.”

Closing the show, headliners, From The Jam, said: “This is our first big outdoor event of the year, and the Preston crowds were brilliant”.

Steve Diggle, from the Buzzcocks, said: “Preston was a great show, it was on fire!”

See our pictures below from Luke at Mambo Photography who was snapping away throughout the Weekender.

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