EIGHT up-and-coming York bands will play in support of Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Pulmonary Hypertension Association UK on Sunday at The Duchess in York.

Gemma Holloway has organised the charity concert in response to the story of her friends’ son Alfie Oliver, The Press Child of the Year 2009, who suffers from the condition.

“I really want to sell out the event, which would be amazing for the charities,” says Gemma, who has put together a line-up of Kiss Kill Kill, Elan Vitale, Rosie, From Almost The End, Crave, Katie And The Questions, IHEART and The Memphis Crash.

Sponsorship for the event has come from Peter Turpin Associates, The Good Food Shop, Andy Jones at Waspdesign, Drakes Fisheries of Petergate, Sadie Hopkins at York Coffee Emporium, Xing, Kluen photography and Discerning Images.

Doors open at 7pm for the 7.15pm start under the guiding hand of guest compere and master of ceremonies Adam Benericetti. Tickets are available at £5 from The Duchess, in Stonebow, Attic Records, in Patrick Pool, and most band members, or online at theduchessyork.co.uk/whats-on/detail/450