Saints to host Steve Prescott Festival

The Steve Prescott Foundation will hold its first ever music festival
The Steve Prescott Foundation will hold its first ever music festival

The Steve Prescott Foundation is to stage a unique music festival on July 1 to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of its existence.

The Total Wicked Stadium - the home of St Helens RLFC - will be the venue- and continues the astonishing legacy of the late, great Steve Prescott.

Preckyfest, which is supported by Woolyback Productions and the Super League club, will be the first live music festival to be held at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

A full day of fantastic entertainment featured eight top artistes - ABC, Boomtown Rats, Midge Ure, Paul Young, Jo Whiley, Dodgy, Toploader, and X Factor winner Louisa Johnson. MC for the event is the amazing versatile son of St Helens, Johnny Vegas, who will also be introducing some special friends during the day.

Doors open at noon with the first act on stage at 1pm and the last before the event closes at 11pm.

Standard ticket prices range from £50 to £95 depending on their category and are available on line from Saints at http://www.saintssuperstore.com/matchtickets.html

An after party is also planned at the Imperial Bar and Terrace featuring St Helens own Stillia. More details to follow.

“Let’s fill out the stadium and enjoy a fabulous live music experience in tribute to Steve, the amazing inspiration of the SPF,’’ said a spokesperson for the organisers.

The first news of the festival was revealed at half-time during the Saints/Wakefield Trinity match on Friday night.

Johnny Vegas described it as an ‘exciting and not to be missed event,’ while Steve’s widow, Linza said:’’ Many people have been working hard behind the scene to bring this event to fruition and I’m proud of all their efforts.’’

The Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF) is a registered charity and is the legacy of Steve Prescott MBE who passed away in November 2013.

Steve played rugby league for St Helens, Hull FC and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats and was a Great Britain and Ireland international.

He was diagnosed with a rare abdominal cancer, pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) in 2006 and formed the SPF in 2007 to raise funds for and awareness of the Rugby League Benevolent Fund and The Christie in Manchester.

In 2016 the SPF reached the fantastic Million Pound milestone of donations to its chosen charities and to the SPF Special Causes Fund.

For more details of the days entertainment please take a look at the Preckyfest website.http://www.preckyfest.co.uk