YorkLife Festival to Showcase Over 30 Acts in New Spring Festival

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A new spring festival is being brought to York this April. And it’ll showcase local talent in the city in the form of musicians, performers, comedians and more. Organised by Make It York, YorkLife will see over 30 local performers and organisations join together on Parliament Street. And residents can enjoy the festival over over the weekend of the 2nd and 3rdApril.

Festival headliners include Huge who, for the last 30 years have been filling dance floors and theatres across York. Home-grown talent The Howl & The Hum, who recently graced the stage of York Minster will close the event on the Sunday.

They’l be headlining the main YorkLive stage which hosts a programme curated by York’s Music Venue Network. And the stage will showcase local artists, including Bull, Kitty VR, Flatcap Carnival and Hyde Family Jam.

There’ll also be an array of interactive sessions held by local organisations in the city. Visitors can take part in theatre  and instrumental workshops. And face painting, comedy and dance performances, as well as fire performers and local circus acts will bring the festival feel to York.

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“The life-blood of our communities”

The main stage will be located on Parliament Street, with an open viewing area that holds a capacity of 500 people. There will also be a covered stretch tent, which will hold a York Gin bar and seating area. The stretch tent holds a further 90 people, on a one-in-one-out policy. This is a free event and there is no need to book tickets in advance.

YorkLife is organised by Make It York, with support from the City of York Council’s ARG funding – which aims to support businesses impacted by Covid-19. The programme of events for YorkLife has been curated with York residents in mind and to support the city’s recovery from Covid.

Councillor Darryl Smalley is the Executive Member for Culture, Leisure and Communities. He said: “Our cultural sector is the life-blood of our communities. There is so much local talent in York from musicians to comedians and poets to performers, which make our city so vibrant and unique. YorkLife is an excellent way to celebrate our home grown musicians and performers. Particularly after what have been a challenging few years for us all. I would encourage residents to join the festival and enjoy the best of York’s own local talent.”

Find out more about YorkLife at visityork.org/yorklife

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