2022 Prescot Festival

The 18th Annual Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts has now ended. The 19th Annual Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts takes place from Friday 16 to Sunday 25 June 2023.

The 18th Annual Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts takes place from Friday 17 to Sunday 26 June 2022. Tickets go on sale on 1 May 2022 from:

  • Poco Coffee (30 Eccleston Street, L34 5QJ) – cash only
  • Online from Ticketsource (booking fee applies)

Click here to download the official festival flyer as a PDF, or view the schedule below:

Full Schedule

Friday 17 June

7.30pm Opening Night: Dr Jazz & the Cheshire Cats

Prescot Parish Church £7

The Lymm-based jazz band, with vocalists, are back in town for the third time, promising an evening of sensational swing. Enjoy a decadent cupcake in the interval, courtesy of Prescot’s Down in Albion (included in ticket price).

Saturday 18 June

7pm Choral Spectacular

Prescot Parish Church £5*

The Prescot Festival Chorus assembles once again to perform highlights from perhaps the best-loved choral work of all time, Handel’s Messiah, featuring the famous ‘Hallelujah Chorus.’ Our musical guests for the second half are Liverpool Cathedral’s Community choirs Liverpool64, the Gilbert Scott Singers (Youth Choir) and Junior Choir, under the direction of Ian Wells. Choral singers: Click here to find out how you can ‘Come & Sing’ Handel’s Messiah.

*Under 16s FREE with a paying adult.

Sunday 19 June

6.30pm Choral Evensong: Liverpool Bach Collective

Prescot Parish Church FREE

Formed at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King in 2013 by the cathedral’s Master of Music (1966-1996) Philip Duffy, the Liverpool Bach Collective have a mission to take sacred choral music to churches across Merseyside. Before singing Bach’s Cantata 30, with instrumentalists, chorus and solo singers, they will lead the congregation in a traditional service of Choral Evensong.

Monday 20 June

6pm Primary Schools’ Choir Festival

Prescot Parish Church FREE

Join us in celebrating an array of choral talent from local primary schools with this second annual choir festival.

Tuesday 21 June

9.30am Young Instrumentalists of Prescot

Evelyn Community Primary School FREE

Specially selected local children of all ages showcase their musical skills. Featuring the Reverend David Rose Trophy.

Wednesday 22 June

7pm Film: Violent Playground (1958)

St Paul’s Church £5

Stanley Baker (The Guns of Navarone, Zulu), David McCallum (The Man from UNCLE) and Peter Cushing (Dracula, Star Wars) star in this classic drama, shot in Liverpool and capturing many recognisable, nostalgic locations on film. Cert. PG.

Thursday 23 June

7pm Barn Dance

St Paul’s Church £5

Whether you love to dance or prefer to sit, listen and watch, you’re invited to join four-piece band Two Left Feet for a traditional family barn dance, with caller. Feel free to bring your own food and drink.

Friday 24 June

7pm Foden’s Band

Prescot Parish Church £8*

England’s highest-ranking brass band—and now also number two worldwide—returns with soloists for another brilliantly entertaining evening of music. The ensemble has been making music for over a century; in 1908 it achieved the prestigious championship section status that it has retained ever since.

*Under 16s FREE with a paying adult.

Saturday 25 June

11.30am Talk: Ken Pye’s Curious Tales of Prescot and Huyton

Prescot Parish Centre £3

The popular author and historian returns to Prescot to entertain and inform with more fascinating stories of the area’s illustrious past.

7pm Songs from the Shows with BOST

Whiston Town Hall £6

The award-winning musical theatre company are back on the festival stage with more classic tunes, this time with a ‘Sounds of Liverpool’ theme, including favourites from such shows as Cilla, Carousel and Blood Brothers, as well as songs from such pop greats as The Beatles and The Zutons. Bar available.

Sunday 26 June

12 noon-4pm Prescot Carnival

Brown’s Field FREE

Prescot Town Council present their annual afternoon of stalls, games, food, fairground rides, live entertainment and more for all ages.

6pm Festival Finale with Phoenix Concert Orchestra

Prescot Parish Church £6*

Welcome to a belated celebration of two decades of this local community light music orchestra, presenting a selection of much-loved melodies from stage, screen and the concert hall, conducted by Dr Robert Howard. Founded in 2000 by former King David High School Head of Music Jill Hyde, with some former pupils, the orchestra has made successful tours of Italy, Spain and France, and is a frequent guest and firm favourite of the Prescot Festival.

*Under 16s FREE with a paying adult.


Friday 1 July

7pm Post-Festival Concert: Choir of St Peter’s College, Oxford

Prescot Parish Church FREE

An evening of sacred choral music conducted by Quintin Beer as part of the choir’s Merseyside tour.