As millions look forward to May’s Royal Wedding, two York radio broadcasters are using the day to put the spotlight on York’s thriving music scene, whilst raising money for charity.
Jake Cartledge and Simon Pattinson are hosting the York leg of Musicians Against Homelessness’ Royal Bedding event, which will see towns and cities across the country host gigs in a bid to raise cash for the homeless community.
The music movement which supports charity 'Crisis' created the initiative following calls from the leader of Windsor council earlier this year to clear rough sleepers of the town’s streets before Prince Harry marries fiancée Meghan Markle.
Mr Cartledge, 25, who hosts YO1 Radio’s Sunday Evening Session alongside Mr Pattinson said: “We saw this as an amazing opportunity to put a spotlight on York and its brilliant music. When we first heard about Musicians Against Homelessness’ idea, we wanted to get involved
in raising money while also putting on an event showcasing some of our favourite York bands. “We have been able to secure some fantastic acts and hope that the line-up will draw hundreds in to get involved.”
Mr Pattinson, 27, added: “We are so lucky to have such incredible talent on our doorstep. We cannot thank each of the acts enough for being part of this unique event.”
Chris Marsden, co-founder and station manager at YO1 Radio, which has thrown its support behind the event, said: “We’re thrilled to be supporting Jake and Simon in hosting this unique event for a brilliant cause. They bring their passion and commitment to York’s music scene to the YO1 Radio airwaves every Sunday night and we have no doubt that the event will be a resounding success. We urge people across York to show their support and to raise as much as possible for Musicians Against Homelessness."
The event, being held at The Crescent Community Venue off Blossom Street, promises a jam-packed line-up of bands including Pura Vida, The Receivers, Lost Trends, Naked Six and Faux Pas, with many more acts being announced over the coming weeks. The day kicks off at 2pm on May 19, with headliners Faux Pas taking to the stage at 10pm.
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