Top tribute acts are thrilling the audience at Rockprest

Preston's Moor Park is Rocking to the sound of some great live music this weekend.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 3rd July 2016, 1:45 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 6:55 pm
Photo: David Hurst
Fans at RockPrest, Moor Park, Preston
Photo: David Hurst Fans at RockPrest, Moor Park, Preston

The venue is staging Rockprest - the UK’s biggest free rock tribute festival.

Some of the biggest tribute acts in Europe are playing on two stages, over two days of crowd-surfing, chorus-chanting, festival fun.

There are bars, food stands, a market, a children’s area and thrill rides.

Photo: David Hurst Troops Of Doom perfom at RockPrest, Moor Park, Preston

And organisers say it’s already been a big hit.

Acts that took to the stage yesterday included Mentallica, Guns or Roses and ACDC Experience.

Today, performances are coming from, among others, Supreme Queen, Flew Fighters and Speak & Spell.

Jools Taylor, of the festival, said: “It’s been a great success. We got a really good turnout yesterday, 6,000 came out and the weather held off.

Photo: David Hurst Troops Of Doom perfom at RockPrest, Moor Park, Preston

“It’s been really well received.”

He said the feedback from the audience was good: “Brilliant, really good - a fantastic response.”

The first bands fired up at noon, with the last play at 10pm.

The free event calls for just a £2.90 booking fee.