Energy In Abundance At Prestfest 22

​The kind of energy that comes for free was there in bucketloads at Prestwick as the Scottish Coastal Town celebrated its 10th annual festival.

Sean McBride

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Crowd of revellers outside an outdoor festival stage.
Prestfest Main Stage. Unless otherwise stated, all pictures courtesy of the author.

​A party atmosphere is common among the many bars and restaurants along the Main Street in Prestwick especially at the weekend. But, on one particular weekend every year things get cranked up just that bit more. In the warmth of the Ayrshire community, revellers dance to the strains of every type of music you can imagine as the party atmosphere of the annual Prestfest gets into full flow. With a full set of Tribute Bands paying homage to the likes of The Beatles and The Kinks sharing the main festival stage with more traditional performances from the Ayrshire Fiddle Band and the Ayrshire Rock Orchestra, the scene was set for another amazing year at Prestfest. Arriving late to my home in the town, I wolfed down a hastily prepared dinner of fish fingers and toast and headed out into the party already in full flow.

​My first venue was ‘Some Comedy Yeah’ at the Prestwick Cricket Club where some friends of mine were among the acts at Prestfest’s first ever comedy night. Local writer, comedian, and musician Robert Neil teamed up with Ayrshire comedian Ian White to bring a comedy line up to Prestfest for the first time in its…

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Sean McBride

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