Leeds record label putting Preston on the music festival map

Harry Unsworth (bottom left) with Till? Records [Credit: Till? Records]

Leeds based record label, ‘Till?’ have plans to make Preston a festival hotspot with the creation of large scale dance music event ‘Preston Garden Party’.

Owner of the business, Harry Unsworth saw a gap in the event market for Lancashire city.

Having founded the company in 2020, the 19-year-old founder says his “love of dance music” drove his passion to create a festival of his own.

Harry and his friends began amassing a following by holding house parties in Leeds.

“Our first major event was in a skate park in Leeds with around 500 capacity, we brought artists from Barcelona, Ireland and all over the world but then the pandemic hit”.

Till? Records promotional video [Credit: Till? Records]

The money brought in from the event, along with their major sponsors, have allowed them to take on the challenge of creating Preston’s newest music festival, planned for August 14.

The artists for the Preston Garden Party will be a mix of local and international acts, with a competition for amateur artists to submit their own work for a chance to play on stage.

Without revealing any details of the location for the event, Harry did say capacity will be “pushing up to a thousand”.

COVID-19 has had a huge impact on organising the event, as many suppliers of equipment have been out of trading for a long time.

But now with the latest Government announcement, it looks as though the restrictions will ease in time for the early August date that the event is earmarked for.

Harry says the Preston Garden Party would not be a one time event as he had a structure in place for the next seven years.

Tickets for the event are not yet out but are to be up for sale in the coming weeks, so keep an eye out on social media for announcements.