Slack Habits, a Harrogate and York based blues reggae band
Slack Habits, a Harrogate and York based blues reggae band

Harrogate band sets sights on York Festival

23 August 2017

Known for attracting musicians from up and down the country, York’s Little Festival of Live Music recently announced their line-up, which includes Slack Habits, a Harrogate and York based blues reggae band, who pipped over 500 other applicants to the post to gain a slot at this year’s festival.



Slack Habits, who have been playing at gigs across Yorkshire for just a short time, say they are thrilled to be performing at this year’s festival and delighted to be playing alongside established performers of the likes of Chris Helme, who first rose to prominence as the front man of John Squire’s post-Stone Roses band The Seahorses and has now carved out a hugely successful solo career; well-known prog-rock folk musician Heather Findlay; voice of an angel Edwina Hayes, who has won her reputation as a true natural talent of gentle folk-Americana; big beat music collective Grinny Grandad, who have had their music aired on television and radio and regularly play at big festivals including Glastonbury.


Slack Habits’ bass player Dave Waddington, from Harrogate said:

I’m really pleased that Slack Habits are playing at York’s Little Festival of Live Music. As a new band we feel honoured to have been given such a great opportunity. The festival is right in the middle of York, has a great reputation and more importantly the atmosphere is electric! We’ll be performing a mix of blues, rock and reggae tunes during our set, so don’t miss out on seeing us live!



Ellen Cole, Curator of York’s Little Festival of Live Music said:

I am delighted that Slack Habits are on-board with this year’s festival. We wanted them as part of our line-up as they have a very unique and distinctive sound, which we believe our audiences will love. We pride ourselves on offering new musicians and bands the opportunity to perform at our festival and over the years many performers have gone on successful UK tours with other musicians who they have met at our event. It will great to see that our festival not only offers performers the opportunity to showcase their music but also offers invaluable networking opportunities which are really important.


Other performers who will be playing alongside Slack Habits, includes Toni Bunnell; Leather’o; Dan Webster; Joshua Burnell & Band; Barcode Zebra; Laura Kindelan; Smith n Wallace; Fiona Lee; Robin, Gordon and Bushy; Simon Bolley Band; Mulholland; The Bronze; Kitty VR; Bull; Andy Doonan; The Blueprints; Flora Greysteel; Kitsch; Atomic Raygun; the mesmerising Kymberley Kennedy; Unsigned Songwriter of the Year Winner Gracie Falls; renowned folk musician Boss Caine and North Lincolnshire’s folk extravaganza Ramble Gamble, who are returning to the festival after rave reviews in 2016!

York’s Little Festival of Live Music will run from Friday 22 – Saturday 30 September (excluding 25 and 26 September) and the music will take place each evening from 5pm-9pm. Slack Habits will be performing at the festival on Wednesday 27 September as part of the festival’s New Music Night.

The event will take place in the Music Marquee on Parliament Street, York and entry into the festival is free of charge and everyone is welcome.



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