Enjoy Preston Guild Vintage festival weekend

The New Squadronaires will be playing at the Preston Vintage Guild weekend
The New Squadronaires will be playing at the Preston Vintage Guild weekend
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Spirit of the Guild is harnessed for retro-themed celebrations in city

Food, fashion and music from a bygone era will be celebrated at this year’s Preston Guild Vintage festival.

We will also have specialist stall holders, so it really will feel like you have stepped back in time

The weekend event promises ‘old fashioned fun’ and live entertainment at the city’s Guild Hall.

A performance by 18-piece orchestra The New Squadronaires will herald the opening of the event, with further sets from the George Formby Experience, G.I.Jive, The Lancashire Belle, the Cotton Town Hot Club and more.

Traditional treats will be served up in food court areas over the weekend, and throughout the two days guests can shop at a host of vintage stalls, try out the glamorous styles of the day at hair and make-up workshops, enter competitions, or simply sip a cup of tea to the sound of authentic 1940s artists.

A gala dinner will also be a highlight of the opening night.

Richard Simkin, head of operations at the Guild Hall said: “The 1940’s / Vintage Guild Weekend is just another example of how diverse we aim to be, we want to ensure that somewhere throughout the year, there will be something that will appeal to the people of Preston and surrounding areas.”

The Vintage weeknd takes place from September 11 to 13.

Susan Burns, Guild Promotions’ general manager, said: “I love themed events, people really do get into the spirit of things, and the 1940s and vintage scene is no exception. I had no idea that within this particular genre of interest, there is such a variety of entertainment, and I am particularly looking forward to the dance workshops.

“We will also have specialist stall holders, so it really will feel like you have stepped back in time.”

See prestonguildhall.co.uk for details and tickets.