Prestfest is set to return to Prestwick this weekend (September 1 to 3).

The popular local music and entertainment festival is showcasing a raft of talent across several venues in the town.

The annual festival went through some uncertain times this year as a result of a lack of funding, with the original team behind the event saying on March 31 that “due to a lack of funds and resources we have taken the decision to cancel Prestfest 2023”.

The news sparked an angry response from many in the area – and within hours a post on the event’s Facebook page appeared to suggest that the 2023 event would still be going ahead on the originally scheduled dates, September 1, 2 and 3.

A new committee, made up of members Scott Russel, Rikki Mckay, Drew McCormack, Robert Neil, Marty Lawrie, Andy Strachan, Lynn Arnott, Debbie Campbell and Euan Ruddick, then took to social media with the exciting confirmation that the event would go ahead.

Seen as one of the most important event in the Prestwick calendar, there will be something for all the family and the community this weekend.

Businesses and spaces that will host the array of entertainment incude Boydfield Gardens, The Buf, Vic's, Red Lion, Jel Bar & Restaurant, Golf Inn, Caprice, Lido, Prestwick Bowling Club, the 65 Club, One Eleven and Taj Bar & Kitchen.

Prestfest has also been sponsored by an array of local businesses and South Ayrshire Council.

There is no requirement to buy tickets for the festival.

For the full line-ups, dates, start times and venue information, click here.

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