List of Lancashire Festivals 2021

With loads of live events beginning to take place, I’ve made a Lancashire list of festivals taking place in 2021.

There will be festivals I’ve missed out – please feel free to get in touch if you would like your festival added (personally, I would love to know about it!)

Please note – I’m not involved in any of these so contact festivals directly for more information.

June 21-30 – Preston Live Arts Festival

July 17 (Sat) – Making a Mark (Harris Museum, Preston)

July 23-25 – Cloudspotting (Gisburn Forest)

July 24 (Sat) – Fleetwood Moves (Marine Hall)

July 24-31 – Waterfoot Wakes (Rossendale)

July 25 (Sun) – Preston Moves (Avenham Park)

Aug 1 (Sun) – Caribbean Carnival (Preston) [VIRTUAL ONLINE EVENT]

Aug 14 (Sat) PrestFest (Flag Market, Preston)

Aug 14/15 (Sat/Sun) – RockPrest (Moor Park, Preston)

Aug 15 (Sun) – Windrush Festival 73 (Hurst Grange Park, Penwortham)

Aug 20-22 – Preston Pop Fest (New Continental, Preston)

Aug 26-29 – Glastonferret (Preston)

Aug 30 (Bank Holiday Monday) – Burnley Canal Festival

Sept 3-5 – HAZ Festival (Burnley)

Sept 3-5 – British Country Music Festival (Blackpool)

Sept 4 (Sat) – Preston Mela

Sept 9-12 – The Collective Weekender (Brewtime/Get Creative) (Preston)

Sept 11 (Sat) – Confessional festival (Blackburn)

Sept 17-Oct 2 – Lancashire Encounter (Preston)

[Sept 26 (Sun) – Preston 10k]

Oct 1-31 – British Textile Biennial (East Lancashire)

Oct 2-12 – Preston Arts Festival

Oct 15-30 – Lightpool (Blackpool)

Nov 5-6 (Fri/Sat) – Light Up Lancaster

[Nov 14 (Sun) – Remembrance Sunday]

Nov TBC – Derelict LIVE (Preston)

Performance artist Frances Kay will bloody well blow your mind at Lancashire Fringe Festival

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Frances Kay, from Rishton near Blackburn, brings her controversial performance Sorry to Lancashire Fringe Festival on Friday, July 15.

And this is one not to be missed. It’s unlike anything else on at teh festival – and unlike anything else you will ever see. Ever.

Her work explores the effects of performance on the body and mind: endurance, duration and pain. Sorry is a critical examination of the performer’s life: her behaviour, clothes, emotions and drinking problems. It takes aim at society and the pressures of beauty and conformity.

But it’s the way this message is devivered, by a hugely innovative performance artist, which is most striking. Kay’s work pushes boundaries, not just for the artist herself but also for the audience.

At times difficult to watch but always captivating, Kay’s performance for Sorry mixes music and repetition to hugely dramatic effect.


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First part of the PRESS RELEASE for Lancashire Fringe Festival

Press release

New fringe festival launches in Preston
June 29, 2016

A new performance arts festival showcasing the country’s best live acts will launch in Preston over two days on July 15 and 16.

Lancashire Fringe Festival is a unique showcase for stand-up comedians, improvisation and spoken-word performers.

The free festival, organised by Garry Cook, sees several hit performers from the Edinburgh Fringe festival coming to Preston.

Festival creator Cook said: “The idea is to bring some of the best entertainment and comedy acts in the country to Lancashire – so people can see great performances and comedy on their doorsteps.

“I’ve invited some of the best acts from last year’s Edinburgh Fringe festival to perform, plus several others who are expected to be huge hits this year.”

Lancashire Fringe Festival takes place over two nights on July 15 and 16 at Ham & Jam Coffee Shop on Lancaster Road, Preston.

One of last year’s Edinburgh Fringe biggest hit shows will be headlining the festival.

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