On Saturday 4 June, the ONE LIVE music festival will take place in Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey. The event's aim is to raise awareness and funds for The Humanimal Trust's One Medicine message, which embraces the idea that all disease should be studied in animals and humans at the same time, encouraging participation and development of new clinically-relevant healthcare initiatives for the benefit of both.
"I truly believe that One Medicine is the only rational solution to finding cures for diseases like cancer and the only rational thought process to look after all animals too, both domestic and wild, in our ever shrinking planet," Noel said. "I have committed my entire life and everything I stand for to this goal. The future of our children and the planet they inherit depends on what we do now."
Bands Starsailor, Reef, The Feeling, Scouting for Girls, Sound of the Sirens and The Sunshine Underground are playing at ONE LIVE festival.
The Feeling frontman, Dan Gillespie Sells (pictured above with his terrier Ted) was inspired by Professor Noel Fitzpatrick after watching him perform surgery.
"It was an amazing thing to witness. I have talked in depth with Noel about his ideas and I find them very inspiring. He has some exciting and dynamic ideas about how to make the world a better place for us and the creatures we share it with," he said. “Dogs have always been a big part of my life. They keep me grounded when the work I do gets a bit crazy!”
James Walsh, Starsailor frontman, said that his band is looking forward to playing ONE LIVE. “We support Noel and the team in their pioneering work in human and animal medicine. It's a great line up for a great cause," he said.
Tickets are available to buy on Ticketmaster.