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20th September 2019, 12:00

MindFest York (20th – 28th September 2019) *Volunteers needed*

What is it?

We’re delighted to be hosting our very first music festival, MindFest York, in September 2019!

The festival, kindly supported by York Food & Drink Festival, happens across 7 individual evenings in the Music Marquee on Parliament Street, featuring over 20 fantastic local live bands, musicians and performers.

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Who's playing, and when?

  • Friday 20th September, 5pm – 9pm (Andy Doonan, Sisters & Brothers)
  • Saturday 21st September, 5pm – 9pm (Jack Parker, Smith & Wallace, Leather'o)
  • Sunday 22nd September, 5pm – 9pm (Charm, Red Sky, White Starrs)
  • Wednesday 25th September, 5pm – 9pm (Holly Taymar, Rob Hughes, Boss Caine)
  • Thursday 26th September, 5pm – 9pm (Andy Whitehouse, Jess Gardham, The Rusty Pegs)
  • Friday 27th September, 5pm – 9pm (Waifs & Strays, David Ward Maclean, Jon Palmer Acoustic Band)
  • Saturday 28th September, 5pm – 9pm (Chris Laycock, Flora Greysteel, Ramble Gamble)


Music Marquee, Parliament Street (outside Halifax Bank)


Entry to the festival is free (with York Mind collectors on hand to relieve you of a donation to our charity, if you’re able to make a contribution).

Volunteers needed

We’re looking for lots of lovely people to help us raise funds across the festival! If you’ve got an hour or two free on any of the festival dates, and you’d like to join our fab collecting team, we’d love to hear from you (no experience needed, just a willingness to help!). Either email us on or call Holly on 01904 404940 to book your slot.

Performer enquiries

We are now fully booked for performers at Mindfest York and we are not accepting further enquiries to perform at the 2019 event.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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