Virtual festival returns to Preston for Christmas

The virtual Stream to the Street festival, celebrating the talent of local musicians will be returning for festive performance later this month.

By James Holt
Tuesday, 15th December 2020, 12:30 pm
Band Reverie performed at the previous Stream to the Streets concert
Band Reverie performed at the previous Stream to the Streets concert

Prestonians are set to be treated to a Christmas performance from some of the city’s top bands as part of an online charity gig.

‘Stream to the street’ is returning on December 19 for a special festive live stream in aid of music and mental health charity We are Humming Bird.

Although the event is free, people are encouraged to book a ticket online and spare a few pounds in a donation to the local charity.

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    The first concert, on October 16, was filmed and streamed live at the Harris Museum and included some of Preston's most prominent bands who had been stripped of any chance to perform during the pandemic.

    Listeners will be treated to talents including Hyperjax Duo, Champagne Nippers and Ivan Campo as well as conversation and Christmas festivities.

    Councillor Peter Kelly, Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure at Preston City Council, said: “After the success of the first ‘Stream to the street’ we’re pleased to be returning with some festive joy in aid of a fantastic charity.

    “Music has a way of bringing people together and allowing us to escape the stresses of life which have been many this year.

    “As a city council it’s a pleasure to support events like this and the brilliant cultural scene we have in Preston.”

    The second free event will be streamed via Youtube between 6pm and 9pm on December 19.

    Sarah Hanson, the Event Promoter behind Stream to the street, said: “It's been both an honour and a real treat for me to put these events on. Live music is so important to us all and I decided much earlier in the year that Coronavirus wouldn't stop us enjoying it.

    “We have so much musical talent and some great music venues in Preston, I could put on 10 more of these and still not utilise everyone, so watch this space.”

    More information about the virtual event can be found here.

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