Concert promoters Cuffe & Taylor are launching a major new outdoor music festival in York next summer.
The festival, which will feature "a host of global stars", will take place over three days from June 19-21, with the line-up and festival venue to be announced on Monday November 25.
Cuffe and Taylor director Peter Taylor said: “York is a wonderful city and we wanted to create something completely new for local people and visitors.
“York Festival will be three days of unmissable live music – headlined by top international artists. It’s going to be an amazing new annual event and we cannot wait to reveal all on Monday, November 25!”
Live Nation-owned Cuffe & Taylor also programme Scarborough Open Air Theatre and famously brought Britney Spears to the seaside venue in 2018, as well as staging Rod Stewart’s 2019 sell-out gig at York Racecourse.
York Festival will not only be brilliant for local people but for the city itself
Cuffe & Taylor
The promoters have also staged tours across the UK with the likes of Britney, Rod Stewart, Mariah Carey and Little Mix, Cuffe and Taylor also created the Lytham Festival which celebrated its 10th anniversary this summer.
“We have grown Lytham Festival year on year and this year we welcomed more than 70,000 people over five nights to see headliners ranging from Stereophonics and Rod Stewart to Kylie Minogue and a string of West End stars perform a glittering Proms concert," added Taylor. “York Festival will not only be brilliant for local people but for the city itself. The calibre of artists we have lined up for next summer are without doubt going to be a massive draw for visitors.”
Cuffe & Taylor are working closely with York City Council and Make It York, which showcases and promotes the city around the world.
Sean Bullick, MD of Make It York, said: “York is ripe for a music festival of this size and stature and so this is really exciting news. We are delighted to be working with the Cuffe and Taylor team on what we feel sure will become a popular annual event both for York residents and for attracting visitors to the city.
“We are keen to see more opportunities to celebrate and showcase local talent as well as bringing major global artists to York - and this festival is set to be a key event in the 2020 calendar. We are looking forward to the big reveal on Monday, November 25.”