Date revealed for free tribute festival planned for Preston park

Track record: Visitors to Festwich

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The date has been announced for a free festival to be held in a Preston park.

Tribute acts to bands from across the world are set to pack out Moor Park at Rockprest, which will be held on July 4 and 5.

The festival will feature three stages of music, beer tents, a VIP area, food stalls, a market area, thrill rides and children’s activities, and organisers predict tickets will go in record time.

Festival curator Jools Taylor said: “We are just finalising the line up - it’s a really good line up. People seem really excited about it, we have been inundated with emails.”

The team behind the plans, UK Tribute Festivals, is responsible for Festwich - an annual festival in Prestwich.

Jools said: “We’ve got a good track record of what we do. We give a festival feel, we have three stages offering different types of music, different food outlets, and there are rides and also things for kids - it’s quite family orientated.”

The official line up and the ticket release date is expected to be revealed soon.

Tickets are free, and people only pay the booking fee which is £2.50 to £2.90.

They will be limited in number and only eight per person per day will be allowed, with no tickets on the gates.

Moor Park Coun David Borrow said: “Moor Park is a huge space in the middle of the city, accessible to people across the city and I’m sure the people of Preston will have a wonderful day. As a councillor, my only concern would be to ensure it is properly organised and that it doesn’t cause a major problem for residents in the area.”