Preston is the centre of the pop-musical world this weekend. It’s the biggest event in the town/city since, well, last Preston Guild. The View, The Scissor Sisters, Razorlight, Kasabian, LCD Sound System…(full line-up) are all bringing their cutting-edge/reminiscentoftheseventies sounds to a fenced enclosure that has been constructed on Moor Park for Radio 1’s ‘Big Weekend’.
Wikipedia says: “Created in 1833-35, the park is reputed to be the first in which the inalienable right of public access was assured. Moor Park is Preston’s largest and oldest park and was originally common land derived from the Royal Forest of Fulwood by the Charter of Henry III of England in 1235. It was one of the first public parks in the country.” Claiming to be “first” may or may not be true but smacks of Manchester-style boosterism so we’ll refuse to be impressed.
Now, has Alex Davis got any spare tickets?
Picture by “eat at joe’s”
Postscript: If you haven’t got a ticket this is for you.