YO1 Festival returned this Bank Holiday weekend, moving to the greener pastures of Knavesmire for its second year.

The one-day event attracted families, students and York residents alike for a day of sun, music, great food and great company.

Organised by John Drysdale, the festival was born from “a lack of venues and a massive desire to get together and have a good time”.

Sunday’s event brought chart-toppers and the cream of local talent together in one place for York’s largest music festival yet, offering five stages of music, a vintage fair, street food, and a micro ale festival.

Rapidly becoming one of York’s greatest outdoor events, in only in its second year, it was impressive to see the latest album chart toppers, Rudimental, and other big names such as AlunaGeorge and DJ Yoda on the bill, but the local talent stood strong and had every tent in good attendance throughout the 12-hour gathering.

The day wasn’t without a few hiccups, however. Shortcomings with the facilities and bars meant there were simply not enough for the crowds and caused waiting times akin to some of the larger national festivals.

The crowds thinned out a little through the day with some festival-goers a little disgruntled at the queuing times, but with such a new festival, and one that has only got bigger and better since it began, these teething problems are something that can surely be ironed out when YO1 returns next year.

The festival had a great atmosphere, owing largely to the people of this fair city, something we should truly proud of. The big city with the big heart did itself proud and left most people walking away at the end of the night with a smile on their face and a few new friends.

- Gemma Rossi