York’s Little Festival of Live Music will return at the end of September with 30 acts and free entry. They have also secured three nominations for the Yorkshire Gig Guide Awards to be announced in October.
York’s very own free-entry music festival York’s Little Festival of Live Music has by public vote made it into the top five in three categories of the Yorkshire Gig Guide Awards – Outstanding New Festival of the Year, Outstanding Contribution to the Community of the Year and Outstanding Promotion of the Year. The festival is now in with a chance of winning one of the prestigious awards at the ceremony which is to be held in West Yorkshire in early October.
Ellen Cole, Director of York’s Little Festival of Live Music, says: “We were over the moon when we heard that we had been nominated in three categories of the Yorkshire Gig Guide Awards. We did a fair bit of promotional activity to encourage the public to vote for us, however we never thought we would make it into the top five in all three categories. I still have butterflies thinking about it and my good friends Vesper Walk and Kymberley Kennedy made it into the top five in their categories. Knowing that my good friends have made it to the finals too is the icing on the cake and I am really looking forward to supporting both acts. Regardless of the outcome, I am sure we will all have a lovely night out together and enjoy meeting more like-minded music industry professionals from across Yorkshire.”
Furthermore, due to popular demand, York’s Little Festival of Live Music is delighted to announce that they have added extra bands and musicians to the line-up which means that the festival now has 30 hours of free-entry live music!
Surf rock band Atomic Raygun, prog-rock folk musician Joshua Burnell, funky hip-hop blues performer Vinnie Whitehead and renowned folk sensation Edwina Hayes, who has supported Jools Holland on tour, have all joined the line-up.
Ellen Cole, Director of York’s Little Festival of Live Music, says: “We are thrilled that audiences wanted more live music from us this year, if it wasn’t for them then we wouldn’t be coming back year-after-year. We are delighted with the additional line-up which we have added to the festival, we know that they will all add something special and are all different from one another, meaning that our audiences can enjoy a broad range of music – and all free of charge!”
Atomic Raygun, Joshua Burnell, Vinnie Whitehead and Edwina Hayes will join Leeds College of Music student Ingrid Schwarts, Newcastle acoustic-folk performer Savannah Betts, Manchester’s own Dave Gorman, West Yorkshire’s orchestral folk-pop band Dear Friends, Yorkshire Coast sensation Gracie Falls and five-piece folk extravaganza Ramble Gamble from North Lincolnshire. Other acts who will be performing include acoustic-folk musician David Ward Maclean, Dan Webster, Duncan Macfarlane Band, Stillwater, Americana folk combo King Courgette, country duo Mulholland, Leather’o, eight-piece theatrical band Vesper Walk, Everlate, Flora Greysteel, The Bronze, Kitty VR, Jess Gardham, Laura Kindelan, Ava Rose and Charlie Daykin from Barcode Zebra, The YORKshire Puddingz, Kymberley Kennedy, York renowned performer Boss Caine and festival veterans the Surf
York’s Little Festival of Live Music 2016 will run alongside the York Food and Drink Festival in the Music Marquee, Parliament Street, from Friday 23 September – Saturday 1 October. There are 30 acts playing across eight days including well-known artists such as Edwina Hayes, Boss Caine, The Blueprints, Surf Sluts as well as numerous regional acts including Ramble Gamble, Savannah Betts, Dear Friends and Dave Gorman. Admission into the festival is free and the venue is accessible for all, including wheelchair users. The music starts each day at 5pm and will end at approximately 9pm.
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