Top DJs confirmed to play at massive free party in city

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Preston Business Improvement District has lined up the free party to celebrate the city’s Purple Flag status, recognising the city centre as a safe and vibrant night out.

Preston Business Improvement District has lined up the free party to celebrate the city’s Purple Flag status, recognising the city centre as a safe and vibrant night out.

The Prestfest event will also support the night-time economy during the traditionally quiet post-Christmas period.

The Purple Party, on January 30, will take the form of a huge free gig on the Flag Market, with thousands of tickets being made available for the event.

A world-class sound and lighting system, together with a live visual and FX show, will create an outdoor nightclub with the special guest DJs performing to the audience from the balcony of the historic Harris Museum and Art Gallery.

MistaJam, an international name through presenting on BBC Radio One and performing at the UK’s biggest festivals and weekly residencies at some of the world’s best super clubs such as Ibiza Rocks and Mallorca’s BCM, will perform a headline set.

And BBC Radio Two’s Craig Charles, well known for his TV career having played Lister in Red Dwarf, presented Robot Wars and spent 10 years in Coronation Street, will perform his hugely popular live funk and soul set.

The Liverpudlian, who recently left the Corrie cobbles to concentrate on his career in music, is a huge hit with the Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club.

BID manager Mark Whittle said: “We are delighted to announce two huge names from the DJ circuit to our Purple Party in January.

“We have been promising this will be the biggest free night-time party Preston has ever seen since we first launched the event in late September and now we can truly back that up.

“We have two acts that are incredibly well known between them and will appeal to a wide and varied audience, which is exactly what we want to attract to our great city.”

Tickets for the event are limited and revellers are urged tro apply early to avoid disappointment.

Free tickets can be obtained from www.Facebook.com/PrestonAtNight by clicking the ‘FREE TICKETS’ tab.