Saturday May 5th 2018
Tickets have been snapped up by excited Prestonian’s eager to see DJ sensation, Sash!, TV celebrity Gok Wan and Spice Girl, Melanie C – as they take over our city’s historic Flag Market this May Bank Holiday weekend.
Organised by Preston BID, with support from city centre businesses, the date you need to add to your diary is Saturday May 5th. The daytime event hosted by TV superstar, Gok Wan, is completely free to attend.
Free Daytime Event – Preston Rocks
Catwalk king, Gok Wan, presents an afternoon of style; fusing high street names, independent brands and new designers with an eclectic soundtrack; sponsored by the Fishergate Shopping Centre and St George’s Shopping Centre.
We last saw Gok DJing at the 2017 Student Lock In in St George’s Shopping Centre. He told Podio Preston that he, “love(s) the city… It’s got a vibrant eclectic mix of clothing brands and people – my team and I can’t wait to ‘rock’ up and showcase some awesome looks”.
The event, running from 11.30am until 4.30pm, will see Gok and his team of international models parade ‘must-have’ male and female looks – for all ages.
Evening Event – Prestfest
From 6.30pm, the Flag Market will then turn in to a concert arena for the now-annual ‘Prestfest’ event, celebrating the city’s ‘Purple Flag’ award-winning night time economy sector.
Confirmed acts include Melanie C, from the world’s biggest selling girl-group the Spice Girls, who’ll perform a DJ set as part of the event.
Ahead of her appearance in front of the Harris Museum, Mel C said: ‘It’s going to be great to play my 90’s Mixtape set in Preston, I’m really looking forward to Prestfest – northern crowds know how to party’.
Alongside Mel, retro European dance DJ, SASH! will take to the decks, giving a different dynamic to the event, playing worldwide hits ‘Encore Une Fois’, ‘Stay’ and ‘Ecuador’. SASH! has amassed more than 65 gold & platinum awards and continues to perform across the globe at major dance music events.
As if SASH! and a Spice Girl isn’t enough in the evening, our beautiful northern city will also welcome Café Mambo Ibiza resident DJ Ben Santiago and sax sensation ‘Lovely Laura’. Laura is continuing to create a storm across the globe with videos of her performances now exceeding 70 million views. She’s renowned for her incredible live shows at Café Mambo, Ocean Beach Ibiza, Hed Kandi, and Ushuaïa. She has performed at prestigious international clubs and festivals worldwide, such as Tomorrowland, Cocoon in Frankfurt and Amnesia in Ibiza.
With more acts yet to be announced – Prestfest will sell-out.
Hundreds of Prestfest’s £5.00 early bird tickets were snatched up within hours of them becoming available on Friday evening. Grab yours now – and see all the latest updates here: www.Prestfest2018.co.uk.
Click attending on the Facebook event – and invite any pals you might want to rock up with too?!
See you there Preston?!
Look out for our Spring 2018 edition of Podio Preston to see where our team recommends for the two hour interval (should you be planning to attend both events) Available from the end of this month.
For information about other night time activities in our city, check out Preston At Night, managed by Preston BID and funded by city centre night time businesses.