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VIDEO - Little Festival of Live Music returns to York

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3:33pm 20th September 2017

Having received over 500 applications from musical acts from across the UK eager to play at this year’s York’s Little Festival of Live Music, the team behind the annual event are delighted to be unveiling the line-up for this year’s 28 hour live music festival, which will take place on Parliament Street, York from Friday 22 – Saturday 30 September (excluding 25 and 26 September).

The festival, which was recently awarded with the title York’s Outstanding New Festival of the Year, will be bringing some of the finest and new talent together to offer audiences an exciting musical experience.

Ellen Cole the Curator of the festival says:

“Our music festival seems to get bigger each year and I am incredibly honoured to have the line-up we have this year. Our festival is family-friendly, has disabled access and will be located in a large marquee on Parliament Street. Our September festival always takes place alongside the York Food and Drink Festival, so there will also be plenty of delicious food and drink available. This year, we have complied a number of themed nights, so that our audiences know what to expect musically each night, from Folk to Pop to Country, we will have something for everyone to enjoy and the best part of York’s Little Festival of Live Music is that entry is free!”


VIDEO - Heather Findlay, one of the performers:


This year’s music festival will feature renowned performer Chris Helme, who first rose to prominence as the front man of John Squire’s post-Stone Roses band The Seahorses and has now carved out a hugely successful solo career; well-known prog-rock folk musician Heather Findlay; voice of an angel Edwina Hayes, who has won her reputation as a true natural talent of gentle folk-Americana; big beat music collective Grinny Grandad, who have had their music aired on television and radio and regularly play at big festivals including Glastonbury. Other acts who will be performing include Toni Bunnell; Leather’o; Dan Webster; Joshua Burnell & Band; Supermoon; Laura Kindelan; Smith n Wallace; Fiona Lee; Paul Lewis; Simon Bolley Band; Slack Habits; Mulholland; The Bronze; Kitty VR; Bull; Andy Doonan; The Blueprints; Flora Greysteel; Kitsch; Atomic Raygun; the mesmerising Kymberley Kennedy; Unsigned Songwriter of the Year Winner Gracie Falls; renowned folk musician Boss Caine and North Lincolnshire’s folk extravaganza Ramble Gamble, who are returning to the festival after rave reviews in 2016!

Ellen goes on to say:

“The line-up is phenomenal this year and we cannot wait to see what our audiences think. This year’s 28 hour event should not be missed, on Saturday 23 September for example we have the amazing Grinny Grandad performing at the festival. The collective rarely play in York these days, so it is going to be such a treat for our audience.”


Entry into the festival is free of charge and everyone is welcome. Throughout the event, York’s Little Festival of Live Music will be fundraising for York Mind, a local charity which helps local people with mental ill-health.

York’s Little Festival of Live Music will take place from Friday 22 – Saturday 30 September (excluding 25 and 26 September) and the music will take place each evening from 5pm-9pm.

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