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.”
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, Stillwater, 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. For more information on the festival visit:, the festival’s Facebook and Twitter page.
York’s Little Festival of Live Music takes place on Parliament Street Friday 23 September to Saturday 1 October, 5pm to 9pm.