23 September-1st October, 5-9pm
York’s completely free, completely accessible week-long music festival returns today in the heart of York city centre, and it’s set to be bigger and better than ever.
Come along to the marquee on Parliament Street for live music between 5-9pm every day from Friday 23rd September to Saturday 1st October. With 30 carefully selected acts from a variety of musical genres, you might just discover something you love. And with no entry fee, what have you got to lose?
York’s Little Festival of Live Music, created in 2013 with less than three weeks notice for the York Food and Drink Festival, has grown from strength to strength and is now in the finals as Yorkshire’s Outstanding New Festival of the Year in the Yorkshire Gig Guide Awards (to be announced early October).
Gig-goers aren’t the only ones who benefit: the community music festival fundraises for local community groups and charities – and it’s raised over £6000 so far.
Ellen Cole, director of York’s Little Festival of Live Music says:
We always aim to offer our audiences a great musical experience and enjoy introducing them to acts that they may or may not have seen before.
I love being part of the festival because we can bring so many people together to enjoy great music in a warm and welcoming environment.
Furthermore, our venue is also fully accessible to give those with mobility problems peace of mind. It is great to see a free entry music festival like ours do so much for the York community, which is why we bring it back year-after-year.
After receiving nearly 800 applications from bands and musicians up and down the country, the team whittled them down to 30 acts who will showcase their work at the festival.
This year’s line-up includes renowned folk and acoustic performer David Ward Maclean, popular York group The Duncan McFarlane Band, Americana folk combo King Courgette, alternative RnB artist Kymberley Kennedy, and York’s legendary surf-rock band the Surf Sluts.