The Prescot Festival has announced a must-see line-up of arts, music, culture and entertainment for June 2019.
The 10-day programme sees return visits from a few familiar faces, including the toe-tapping swing band Dr Jazz & the Cheshire Cats, the much-loved Liverpool historian Ken Pye and the celebrated Maghull Wind Orchestra, an all-age ensemble that captures the true spirit of community music-making.
Some acts will make their Prescot Festival debut this year, with Broadway show tunes from Crosby-based Opera Viva, choral music from Liverpool Cathedral Choir, and an opening night featuring the Cheshire Constabulary Band (with Cottom’s hot pot supper—by now a tried-and-tested festival tradition).
Local schools will be getting involved, with the return of the annual Young Instrumentalists of Prescot event, as well as a new Primary School Choir Festival, bringing together singing talent from schools across the Knowsley borough.
“We’ve always promised to make top-tier arts and music accessible and affordable for everyone,” said Artistic Director Dr Robert Howard, “and we’re both proud and grateful to be able to deliver that for the fifteenth consecutive year.”
The 15th Annual Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts runs from Friday 21 to Sunday 30 June in the historic Lancashire town of Prescot, Merseyside. More information is online at www.prescotfestival.co.uk.
Photo: Phil Shotton conducts Maghull Wind Orchestra in the 2018 Prescot Festival’s Proms-style finale (Alan Humphreys Photography)