Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Kaiser Chiefs, Jessie J and The Vamps to headline charity festival for PDSA

Pet-loving music stars Kaiser Chiefs, Jessie J and The Vamps are all taking to the stage for a brand new charity festival to celebrate the nation’s love of pets and raise funds for their care.

PDSA PetLife Festival ’18 is a festival in a day, designed for both music fans and pet-lovers alike, combining great music, entertainment and attractions. Staged in Cheltenham on Sunday 6 May next year, all proceeds will go to PDSA, the UK’s leading pet wellbeing charity.

PDSA has been providing free and reduced-cost veterinary treatment to some of the UK’s most vulnerable pets for 100 years. The charity receives no Government funding and relies on public support to run its service.

Multi-platinum-selling Jessie J, whose new album 'R.O.S.E.' is released next year, said: “Pets are a wonderful part of our lives. My French Bulldog, Jackson, makes me smile every day. As well as raising funds for a great cause, PDSA PetLife’18 combines people’s love of pets and music; two of my favourite things! I simply can’t wait.”

Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson, owner of Labradoodle Norman Reedus, said: “Two things the UK loves are pets and music, so why has no one thought of this before? We’re all looking forward to PDSA PetLife’18 and raising funds and awareness for PDSA to continue its great work.”

Jan McLoughlin, PDSA Director General, said: “As long as there are pets in need, there is a need for PDSA. Since we were founded 100 years ago, the world has changed so much. Yet we remain a lifeline for hundreds of thousands of the UK’s most vulnerable pets – and their loving owners. Throughout our incredible history we have relied on the generosity of the public to support our invaluable work in saving, protecting and healing pets. The money we raise from events like this, alongside all of our other fundraising and awareness activity, will help ensure we can be here for vulnerable pets for the next 100 years.”

Tickets for PDSA PetLife’18 are on sale now at PetLife.org.uk.

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