Cheltenham to host music festival for all the family, including the dog!

On Sunday 6 May, the UK’s leading pet wellbeing charity, PDSA will host PetLife Festival ’18, a one day music festival where dogs are welcome!

Taking place in Cheltenham, the festival is designed for music fans and pet lovers alike with a whatthe organisers call a "pawsome live music line-up" featuring Kaiser Chiefs, Jessie J and The Vamps.

Tickets for the festival are now on sale with all proceeds going to PDSA to help provide life-saving veterinary care for the 470,000 sick and injured animals the charity cares for each year.

PDSA, which is celebrating its 100th birthday, recognises that pets are a huge part of family life so for this special anniversary year it has created a festival that invites dogs to be part of the fun of the day [1].

As well as the live music line-up, visitors to the event can explore a whole host of different festival areas including a performance arena, pet wellbeing zones, 2km and 5km walking routes, dog training and play spaces, a farmer’s market and food and shopping areas.

Multi-platinum-selling Jessie J, whose new album R.O.S.E. will be released this 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, will also be performing and the band’s 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.”

James McVey from The Vamps, whose album Night & Day topped the album charts last summer, added: “My cat Mickey means the world to me. I know I can provide the vet care he needs, but not everyone is so fortunate and that’s why PDSA is so important. We’re all looking forward to this special gig and raising much-needed funds for such a great charity.”

Tickets for PDSA PetLife’18 are on sale now!

For more information and tickets, go to:

[1] Dogs must be registered in advance as places will be limited and available on a first come first served basis. Registration and conditions apply when bringing dogs to the festival. For more information see


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