Preparations for Pride Festival at Preston Park

Pride organisers have been working this week to get Preston Park ready for two festivals, and today are making the finishing touches.

Friday, 3rd August 2018, 5:08 pm
Updated Friday, 31st August 2018, 5:14 pm
Preston Park gets ready for Pride (Photograph: Harry Bullmore)

The Pride Festival takes place tomorrow (August 4) with pop superstar Britney Spears headlining, as well as performances from Pixie Lott, Ella Eyre and Louise on the main stage.

Pride revellers will also be able to dance the night away at the Pride Dance Tent, or enjoy some sequinned sensations at the Legends Cabaret Big Top.

New this year is QueerTown, a boutique area of the festival curated by Paul Diello showcasing an array of live cabaret, comedy, burlesque and drag acts.

Preston Park gets ready for Pride (Photograph: Harry Bullmore)

The Pride Festival opens at 12.30pm as the community parade is set to arrive.

On Sunday (August 5), there's a new family-friendly festival – LoveBN1Fest.

The festival will be headlined by Nile Rodgers & Chic, with supporting acts Jess Glynne, Raye, Gabrielle, House Gospel Choir, Rowetta and Arianna and the Rose.

It starts at 1.30pm and will close at 9.30pm.

Preston Park gets ready for Pride (Photograph: Harry Bullmore)

Tickets are £37.50 and children under 14 can go for free.

Preston Park gets ready for Pride (Photograph: Harry Bullmore)
Preston Park gets ready for Pride (Photograph: Harry Bullmore)