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Preston Windrush 76 Festival – timings, line up and TV star to appear

Posted on - 18th June, 2024 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, City Centre, Parks, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Crowds at last year’s Windrush Festival Pic: Paul Yates

One of the largest free music events in the city returns this weekend.

Windrush 76 brings good vibes and soulful music to Avenham Park.

Established in 2013 the Windrush Festival has grown to become a day-long celebration of the city’s African-Caribbean and mixed-race communities.

Read more: Preston Windrush Festival founder speaks on community cohesion hopes

The festival runs from 12noon to 8pm on Sunday (23 June) with more than 3,000 people expected to attend.

During the day there’s live music and DJ sets with the running order below of performances.

12noon-12.05pm – Tony King and Adrian Murrell
12.10pm-12.30pm – Jason Marx
12.35pm-1.05pm – Dan Byrant
1.10pm-1.40pm – LJ
1.45pm-1.55pm – Savannah
2pm-2.30pm – Ryan Peake
2.35pm-3pm – Geno Hayley
3.10pm-3.15pm – Remembrance
3.15pm-3.30pm – Fashion Show
3.35pm-4pm – Stephen Bayliss
4.05pm-4.30pm – Quick Draw
4.50pm-5.20pm – Rick Star
5.25pm-6.15pm – Zamaica
6.20pm-7.45pm – DJ Toro
7.05pm-7.45pm – Luv Injection Music
7.50pm-8pm – Adrian Murrell

Alongside music there’s also a lot of food on offer as well as a live demonstration from Christine Cherry who was a finalist on Channel 4’s The Great Pottery Throwdown in 2022.

Christine Cherry is planning a live demonstration of her pottery skills during the festival

Co-founder of Windrush 76, Adrian Murrell, said: “The festival has a real community vibe about it and when I say community vibe, I mean Preston’s multi-cultural, multi-racial community and it’s an amazing event to be part of.”

Read more: A short history of Preston’s Caribbean community – from colour bar to cricket to Carnival

Deputy chief executive and director of community and wellbeing at Preston City Council, Sarah Threlfall, said: “As we commemorate the 76th anniversary of the Empire Windrush’s arrival on UK soil, the Windrush Festival serves as a powerful tribute to the legacy of the Windrush generation. T

“This festival not only highlights their invaluable contributions to our society but also fosters a spirit of unity and cultural appreciation among our diverse communities. We are proud to support this event and look forward to its continued growth and success in years to come.”

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