The historic Prestwich Carnival is set to return this summer after a two-year pandemic-related absence.

The volunteer run carnival will take place at St Mary’s Park on Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26 and organisers promise the event will be "returning bigger and better".

This year will also mark the carnival’s 100th birthday, making it an extra special one for the people of Prestwich and the surrounding areas.

Headline acts include Typically Tina, a passionate and dynamic tribute to Tina Turner that will simply take your breath away, whilst Dean Richardson as Freddie Mercury faithfully recreates the image, voice and flamboyancy of the great man himself.

In addition to the main event, carnival goers will be able to catch the Thornley Groves Grand Parade making its way through the town on Sunday afternoon.

The free main stage, sponsored by Anatolian Grill and hosted by Roch Valley Radio, will this year host a Saturday afternoon community stage and any groups wishing to perform are invited to contact the organisers.

Peter Roberts, volunteer Prestwich Carnival, chairman, said: “Once a year St Mary’s Park, Prestwich plays host to a great family day out including a fun fair, variety of stalls, live music and much more!

"Plus… don’t forget the Thornley Groves Grand Parade which passes through the streets of Prestwich on the Sunday at mid-day.”

 “Following a two-year break due to the pandemic, this year promises to be the best Prestwich Carnival yet.

"There will be some amazing live music acts on stage as well as plenty of free activities for all the family and even a dog show. So come and join in the celebrations and be part of the Prestwich community.”

The Prestwich Carnival is organised entirely by volunteers and takes many months of planning in the lead up to the big day.

If you would like to sponsor Prestwich Carnival, volunteer as a marshal, enquire about a stall, or your group would like to take part in the grand parade, please visit