Little Fest Musicians Sought

Fast becoming the top music festival in the city of York, York’s Little Festival of Live Music is now looking for musicians and bands to join them as part of their annual week-long event in late September.

Set up in 2013, the festival offers a platform for established and new and upcoming talent to showcase their work as well as offering audiences of all ages the opportunity to see a wide range of live music which is free of charge.


Holly Taymar, singer from The Bronze who performed at the festival in 2015 said: “York’s Little Festival of Live Music gave us the opportunity to play to a large, appreciative crowd of music-lovers in a great space in central York. We came away feeling happy, having sold plenty of CD’s and hopefully gained a few new fans! It felt so good to be part of an event which celebrates great unsigned music. I would heartily encourage other musicians and groups to apply to be part of the 2016 event.”

The festival has already been inundated with a number of emails from musicians from all across the UK, who wish to perform at York’s Little Festival of Live Music’s 2016 event.

Ellen Cole, who runs the festival, said:

“I am overwhelmed with how far the festival has evolved since 2013. We work really hard to offer audiences the opportunity to see all different types of music whether that be Opera, Surf, Pop Rock and even Jazz or Blues. We always go out of our way to help musicians and of course have a good time ourselves, once the festival is in full swing!”

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Vesper Walk perform at last year’s festival – photo via Facebook

To apply to be part of the festival, send an email to: with information about your act and links to your music. For more information on the festival can be found on the festival’s Facebook page or follow @Live_Music_Fest on Twitter. Applications to join the festival must be sent by 5pm on Sunday 13 March.

York’s Little Festival of Live Music takes place between 23 September and 2 October 2016. Applications to play at the festival must be received by 5pm Sunday 13 March.