Calling all musicians! York’s Little Festival of Live Music wants you

11 Mar 2016 @ 12.16 pm
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Are you in a band, or are you more of a solo musician? Now’s your chance to be part of one of York’s top music festivals.

York’s Little Festival of Live Music returns for a week in September, and they’re looking for both upcoming and established talent to join this year’s show. They are particularly interested in hearing from some more acoustic and folk acts.

But hurry: applications must be sent in by 5pm on Sunday 13 March.

Hundreds of musicians from all over the UK have already expressed an interest in performing at York’s Little Festival of Live Music 2016. Ellen Cole, who runs the festival, says:

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!

One of man great acts at last year's event.  Photo from the festival's Facebook page
One of many great acts at last year’s event. Photo from the festival’s Facebook page

Founded in 2013 at only three weeks’ notice for the York Food and Drink Festival, the now annual event enables audiences of all ages to see a wide range of live music free of charge. It’s a community music festival which fundraises for local community groups/charities only.

Holly Taymar, singer from The Bronze who performed at the festival in 2015 says:

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.

To apply, email [email protected] with information about your act and links to your music.

For more information on the festival, like the Facebook page, or follow @Live_Music_Fest on Twitter. You can also join the Facebook event here. Performances from previous years can be viewed on YouTube.