Issued by: Rhodes Media & Make It York
Issue date: Monday 18 November 2019

A major new outdoor music festival – headlined by a host of global stars – is coming to the historic city of York next summer.

Concert promoters Cuffe and Taylor are delighted to today announce YORK FESTIVAL will take place over three days between JUNE 19th and 21st.

Both the star-studded line-up and festival venue will be announced on Monday November 25. To ensure you keep up to date with all York Festival news sign up now at

Cuffe and Taylor director Peter Taylor said: “York is a wonderful city and we wanted to create something completely new for local people and visitors.

“York Festival will be three days of unmissable live music – headlined by top international artists. It’s going to be an amazing new annual event and we cannot wait to reveal all on Monday November 25!”

Cuffe and Taylor are part of Live Nation – the world’s leading live entertainment company – and have extensive experience of staging major concerts in Yorkshire.

They famously brought Britney Spears’ headline show to Scarborough Open Air Theatre in 2018 and staged Rod Stewart’s massive 2019 sell-out gig at York Racecourse.

Together with exclusively programming all music acts at Scarborough Open Air Theatre, and staging tours across the UK with the likes of Britney, Rod Stewart, Mariah Carey and Little Mix, Cuffe and Taylor also created the hugely successful Lytham Festival which, this summer, celebrated its 10th anniversary.

Peter added: “We have grown Lytham Festival year on year and this year we welcomed more than 70,000 people over five nights to see headliners ranging from Stereophonics and Rod Stewart to Kylie Minogue and a string of West End stars perform a glittering Proms concert.

“York Festival will not only be brilliant for local people but for the city itself. The calibre of artists we have lined up for next summer are without doubt going to be a massive draw for visitors.”

Cuffe and Taylor are working closely with York City Council and Make It York, which showcases and promotes the historic city around the world.

Welcoming York Festival, Sean Bullick, managing director of Make It York, said: “York is ripe for a music festival of this size and stature and so this is really exciting news.

“We are delighted to be working with the Cuffe and Taylor team on what we feel sure will become a popular annual event both for York residents and for attracting visitors to the city.

“We are keen to see more opportunities to celebrate and showcase local talent as well as bringing major global artists to York - and this festival is set to be a key event in the 2020 calendar. We are looking forward to the big reveal on Monday November 25.”


18th NOVEMBER 2020

Notes for Editors

Facebook: @yorkmusicfest
Twitter: @yorkmusicfest
Instagram: @yorkmusicfest

Issued on Behalf of Cuffe & Taylor 
Cuffe & Taylor is officially one of the UK’s top 10 live music and event promoters with offices in London and the North West. Established for more than 10 years and now part of the Live Nation family, they present breath-taking tours, festivals and shows across the UK. Cuffe & Taylor work with artists including Britney Spears, Rod Stewart, Mariah Carey, Bryan Adams, Noel Gallagher, Michael Ball & Alfie Boe, Cliff Richard and Little Mix. They continue to take shows to the fans, specialising in presenting concerts in unique locations.

About Make It York
Make It York was established in 2015 with the coming together of the marketing and promotion, economic development, and tourism functions in the city.
As a commercial business with a strong sense of social purpose, its mission is to grow the economic prosperity and the wider wellbeing of York.
It aims to achieve this by focussing on two cardinal points: economy and place, and concentrating on four strategic priorities which are:

  • City positioning and profile-raising
  • Network-building and inward investment
  • Ensuring an exciting city centre
  • Delivering the Cultural Strategy

For further information please contact:
Jon Rhodes, Rhodes Media
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