Hundreds turn out for ‘bigger than ever’ Evanfest

A big music festival to celebrate the life of Evan Page returned to Ships and Giggles pub in Preston on Saturday. The day long event featured dozens of musical acts plus a visit from the UK Spectre Squad. Linda Lamb and Pete Knight get the gig under way. Picture by Paul Heyes, Saturday April 30, 2016.
A big music festival to celebrate the life of Evan Page returned to Ships and Giggles pub in Preston on Saturday. The day long event featured dozens of musical acts plus a visit from the UK Spectre Squad. Linda Lamb and Pete Knight get the gig under way. Picture by Paul Heyes, Saturday April 30, 2016.
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Hundreds of people turned out in force to a Preston music festival to honour the life of a Preston musician.

Evanfest 4 was held at Ships and Giggles pub on Fylde Road, Preston and featured a variety of music acts to raise awareness of bipolar disorder.

Clare Kendall with 1 year old son Vincent enjoy the opening acts.

Clare Kendall with 1 year old son Vincent enjoy the opening acts.

Evanfest was first held in 2013 to honour the final wishes of Evan Page who suffered from bipolar disorder and died in November 2012 at the age of 39.

Before his death, Evan asked close friend Kate Jones to stage a gig to highlight awareness of bipolar.

Kate teamed up with friends Pete Knight and Lynda Lamb to organise the festival. She said: “It was another incredible event with people showing so much generosity and kindness.

“It is one of those events that has snowballed. It is not just about raising money, but about raising awareness too.”

The day long event featured dozens of musical acts plus a visit from the UK Spectre Squad.

The day long event featured dozens of musical acts plus a visit from the UK Spectre Squad.

The festival featured acts including UK Spectre Squad, Skygreen, Honour Roots, Jamie Brewer, Beatniks Collective and Dirty Bare Feet.

Evanfest is a music festival to celebrate the life of Evan Page.
It was held at the Ships and Giggles pub in Preston and was a day long event featuring dozens of musical acts.

Evanfest is a music festival to celebrate the life of Evan Page. It was held at the Ships and Giggles pub in Preston and was a day long event featuring dozens of musical acts.