Are you ready for a music festival that really is for the whole family?

On Sunday 6 May, the UK’s leading veterinary charity, PDSA will host PetLife Festival ’18 – a one-day festival where dogs are welcome.

Taking place in Cheltenham, the festival is designed for music fans, pet lovers and their canine companions, with a live music line-up featuring Kaiser Chiefs, Jessie J and The Vamps.

As it has been 100 years since the charity was founded, the PDSA wanted to mark the special anniversary with a festival that includes dogs in the fun. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to the charity to help provide life-saving veterinary care for sick and injured animals.

Multi-platinum-selling artist, Jessie J, 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.”

The 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.”

James McVey from The Vamps 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.”

As well as music, visitors can also explore a 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.

Jan McLoughlin, PDSA Director General, commented, “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 For ticket buyers wishing to bring their canine companions to the festival, dogs must be registered in advance as places will be limited and available on a first come first served basis.


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