Jun 02

Preston’s FamilyFest Celebrates the Armed Forces, 25th June


A day of family-friendly fun has been lined up as Preston gets set to salute the Armed Forces at the Flag Market later this year.

Armed Forces Day returns to the city on Saturday, June 25 when, in addition to the pomp and ceremony, an event for all the family has been organised.

‘Familyfest’ has been organised by Preston Business Improvement District (BID) and boasts a line-up of performers guaranteed to bring in the crowds.

‘The Voice’ winner, Kevin Simm, will be joined by X Factor champion Matt Cardle and Britain’s Got Talent winner Jai McDowall.

They will be supported by other performers including: Sam Callaghan; Tiger Heart, who recently supported Peter Andre on his sell-out national tour; Janet Devlin; Hana Joy; Gabz, and District 12, hotly tipped to be Britain’s next big boyband.

They will perform live from a specially created stage on the balcony of the Harris Museum.

Radio’s Danny Bee will present the show, which will also feature special guest appearances from stars from the international wrestling circuit who will be appearing at the Guild Hall that evening.

Preston BID manager, Mark Whittle, said: “This is a stellar line-up for our family-friendly event and one that will hopefully attract a large crowd into Preston.

“Our headliner performers are all credible artists in their own right and have enjoyed the support of millions of people in their performing career and through television.

“It promises to be a great, free, day out with lots of interaction”.

“At the same time, however, I hope those in attendance will also show their gratitude to the Armed Forces who do so much in protecting our country.”

Familyfest runs from 1pm-4pm as part of Armed Forces Day, which gets underway at 10am.

Sponsored by the North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, the day celebrates the city’s serving soldiers, their families and the city’s connection with the armed forces.