Buskathon! 16 hours of live music… organised in just seven days

Ready to play… The Bronze
24 Mar 2016 @ 4.04 pm
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For anyone else it would have been a tall order. Organise a 16-hour music festival in just one week?

But Ellen Cole rose to the challenge. As the creative force behind York’s Little Festival of Live Music, she has the nous and the contacts book to put together a cracking Easter line-up.

Called Buskathon!, the music fest is timed to run alongside the first York Easter Festival.

Buskathon! will take place from 11am-3pm each day between Good Friday, March 25 to Easter Monday, March 28 on Parliament Street. Admission is free.

Ellen said:

I was asked last Friday afternoon if I could prepare 16 hours of music for the event and being the sort of person who is always up for a challenge, I grabbed it with both hands.

Don’t get me wrong, I spent the rest of the day panicking and didn’t get to sleep that night, but I am incredibly passionate about events management and am keen to show what you can achieve when you put your mind to something.

Talented line-up

Not only does the festival feature some great artists, it will also be raising funds for the vital work of mental health charity York Mind.

The line-up includes:

Pen and Stu
Gracie Falls
The Bronze
Red Sky
Sam Firth
Simon Bolley
Smith n Wallace
Kitty VR
Maggie Wakeling
Carrie Martin
Dave Gorman
David Ward Maclean
Boss Caine

York’s Little Festival of Live Music will be staging their annual festival in Parliament Street in late September and have already received more than 600 applications from musicians and bands who wish to perform at the festival’s main event.

The deadline for applications is March 31 and those interested in applying should email Ellen at the festival.