Merseyside music festival to mark the ten year anniversary of The Steve Prescott Foundation. 

After receiving surgery to remove tumors following a diagnosis of pseudomyxoma peritonei, a rare form of cancer, in 2006 Steve Prescott began rising money for charity. This led to the formation of The Steve Prescott Foundation which has to date raised over one million pounds for Try Assist (formally The Rugby League Benevolent Fund) and The Christie Hospital.

Before his death in 2013 Steve was very active in raising money. He walked 199 miles between Hull and the Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford and later completed the London Marathon alongside fellow former players Chris Joynt, David Lyon and Terry O’Connor in 2008.

Steve Prescott - Photos by SiRAstudio

Steve Prescott – Photos by SiRAstudio

He also cycled between John O’ Groats and Lands end whilst completing the National Three Peaks Challenge (climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon) en route. In recognition of these and many other fundraising endeavors Steve was awarded the MBE in 2010.

To mark ten years since the foundation was formed the Totally Wicked Stadium (yes, that is the real name. St Helens Rugby League Club sold the naming rights to their stadium in 2016 to vape firm Totally Wicked) is hosting “Precky Fest.” On the bill are eighties acts ABC, Midge Ure, The Boomtown Rats and Paul Young. Also taking the stage will be Toploader and Dodgy.  Former Radio 1 and current Radio 2 stalwart Jo Wiley will DJ. The evening will be compared by lifelong St Helens fan Johnny Vegas who will be inviting some “special guests” that will be announced soon.

For those who don’t want the fun to end too early there will be an after party hosted by  local up and coming indie rock act Stillia.

PreckyFest will take place on 1st July. Ticket packages are available from the website here

Andy Sunley