And it’s back! South Ayrshire’s first big festival of the post-lockdown times.

Prestfest organisers have officially announced their line-up for the the 2021 edition of their music festival due to take place on the first weekend in September.

It has been a long period of closure and cancellations for the music industry, but finally, now that we’ve moved out of the levels system of coronavirus restrictions, live music can go ahead once again.

With government restrictions lifted, Prestfest, Prestwick’s annual live music festival will be returning this year on September 3, 4, and 5th.

This will be the festival’s 9th year with live music throughout the town, which traditionally uses a variety of venues and outdoor spaces to host musicians.

A potential highlight of this year’s Prestfest will be a parade along Main Street lead by the Kilmarnock Pipe Band at 1pm on Saturday, September 4.

The band will perform in Boydfield Gardens along with young musicians who will be performing throughout the afternoon.

Then, on Sunday, September 5 the little ones are in for a real treat as tribute group Little Fix, the UK’s number one Little Mix tribute act will be performing from 1pm at Boydfield Gardens.

The venues that will be hosting live music this year are, The Eagle Tavern, The Red Lion, The BUF, Scruffy Duffys, Bar Central, The Taj, Caprice, Vic’s, The Golf Inn, Prestwick Cricket Club, Glenburn Miners Club and various retail premises throughout the town.

In total there will be more than 180 performances throughout the three days and amazingly all the gigs are free entry. There will be donation pots dotted around the town and in venues to raise money for Cash for Kids.

Bill Briceland, one of the festival’s organisers said: “The Prestfest committee are grateful for the support from South Ayrshire Council,

Prestwick Business Association, The Rotary Club and the New Life Church whose help has made this year’s festival possible.

“A big thank you also goes out to Councillor Hugh Hunter whose input was gratefully received.

“The festival will be supporting Cash for Kids and there will be various collection points throughout the town so make sure you support this great cause.”

Merchandise for the festival, including official festival t-shirts, is also available and can be bought from The Emporium, 88 Main Street in Prestwick.

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