In The City Festival

On Sunday 30 and Monday 31 August, The Mount and Spread Eagle join together for In The City Festival, a two day musical extravangza right in the heart of York. 22 bands will be playing across the two venues, with things kicking off at The Mount on Sunday and concluding at Spread Eagle on Monday. All have given their time freely in order to run this event as a fundraiser for SASH, a local charity aimed at prevent youth homelessness.


What to do on August Bank Holiday? Have a BBQ? Go to the beach? Decisions, decisions.  Let us make that decision easy for you.


In The City Festival will take place over two days of 30 and 31 August and will showcase some of the best unsigned acts in Yorkshire and beyond. There will also be an beer garden, bbq, drinks promotions and children are welcome.


Forget big ticket prices.  From the promoters to the bands, all have given their time for free to come and entertain you.  There is an eclectic mix of music that will entertain the whole family.  The event starts at The Mount pub on Blossom Street, kicking off our two days of live music from 22 bands.


On the Sunday at The Mount there will be Simon Foxfrom Scunthorpe who will be setting the pace with his solo indie act performing originals and covers and The Tapestry from Greater Manchester who have been gigging in London and will be playing at The Blackthorn Festival  in Manchester.


We also have the likes of Jade Assembly from Bolton in Lancashire, who will be supporting The Clone Roses, and Lazy Eye from The Midlands who have just played the Pop-Up Fest in Manchester.  The ones to look out for today are The Atmospherics, an indie-pop/rock band from Blackpool, who are hitting the nation’s airwaves at the moment.


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On the Monday at Spread Eagle there will be Scribble Victory, an acoustic folk pop duo fron Derby and Iron Hands , a rock ‘n’ roll band from Scunthorpe.  Also played will be The Vendettas, a britmod band from Leeds, who have recently released a new single called Long Island Iced Tea.  For the metal fans out there, there’ll be Apricity Burns, a young band of 16-18 years old band from Leeds making themselves known on the circuit.

There’ll be something there for every generation.

Entry is free but the festival aims to raise money for SASH, a York-based charity which helps prevent young people from becoming homeless.


We at York Calling are proud to support this festival which promotes local music all for a good cause.

In The City Festival takes place at The Mount on Sunday 30 August and Spread Eagle on Monday 31 August 2015.