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Hundreds of tickets already sold for Apollo Festival
7:10am Saturday 9th March 2013 in News
HUNDREDS of tickets for a new music festival in York have already been sold, as the headlining tribute acts are named.
The Apollo Festival is a one-day event with two stages, which will be held for the first time on Saturday, June 29, at York Sports Club in Clifton Park.
The festival is the brainchild of York plumber Stuart Kelly, who said he wanted to create “a York festival for York people”, which he hoped would become an annual event, and would raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Stuart said: “It’s going really, really well. It’s all been through social media, so we’re really pleased with how it’s going. We’ve sold about 500 early bird tickets already, in the first few days of the website being up, which is fantastic.”
So far the festival line-up includes top tribute acts Oasish and Kazabian, who were voted “Best Tribute” at TribFest and played to a 40,000 strong crowd at Liverpool’s Mathew Street Festival last year.
The line-up will also include an acoustic stage, and live music from York bands including We Could be Astronauts, Montego Bay, Littlemores, Young Minds, Icehole, FUNKtion, David Ward Maclean, Andy Doonan, Hayley Gaftarnick, Asio’s Eyes, Barcode Zebra, Lauren Varley and Dan Webster.
Early bird tickets are still available, costing £6, and children under 12 go free when accompanied by a paying adult.
Festival organisers currently need volunteers and sponsors. For more information on the festival, and to buy tickets, go to apollofestival.co.uk or for regular updates, follow @ApolloFestival on Twitter.