The Best Bands & No Need to Bring Your Wellies


Since being founded in 2010, DV8Fest has brought over 120 over the best bands and performers to York's best live music venues.
The festival has included headline performances from Gary Numan, The Psychedelic Furs, Terrorvision, EMF, Utah Saints and more but also prides itself on championing many of the Uk's best upcoming acts including O.Children, The Chapman Family, Cold In Berlin and VuVuVultures.
But the best thing about DV8 is that it can't be spoilt by the weather and you wont need binoculars to see the bands. As a Metropolitan festival we make use of some of the Uk's best live music venues, allowing you to get up close to the acts and not having to worry about what the weather is doing.
For more information please have a look round and if you have any questions then please get in touch.

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DV8Fest returns to Whitby

DV8Fest is happy to announce we will be returning to Whitby in November 2013. After The Success of our The Other Side and Laughtons shows over the last 3 years we will now be based at The Coliseum for a full weekend of events including headline shows from Salvation, Miles Hunt & Erica Nockalls and The March Violets plus much more.


DV8Fest welcomes Wilko Johnson

Wilko Johnson to play music legend show at DV8Fest 2013, York on Sunday 14th July
DV8Fest is happy to announce that Wilko Johnson will be closing off this year's DV8Fest in York with a special show at Fibbers on the 14th July, marking his extraordinary contribution to the UK's music industry.

Statement from Wilko:
'It seems that I am still being spared the final onslaught of my terminal cancer. As the memory of the Farewell Tour recedes I am feeling again the desire to get up on stage and do my thing while health allows - so it is that I have decided to make some festival appearances during the summer."

This show brings together the real ethos of this ever expanding indoor music event with legendary and up and coming acts performing together in intimate local music venues - A limited number of tickets for this special show will be available at £22.50 will go onsale at 6pm on Wednesday 19th June.

There will also be a limited number of day and weekend tickets which will include access to this show as well as the other 30+ amazing acts performing over the 4 days in York including Midge Ure, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Echobelly, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed for Nothing, Wet Nuns, Ed Tudor Pole and more. Day Tickets for the other shows are also available


DV8Fest welcomes Midge Ure
Slik - The Rich Kids - Thin Lizzy - Visage - Ultravox - Band Aid

Ivor Novellos - Grammy’s - No. 1 Hits - The 2nd biggest UK Chart hit of all time
Midge Ure has shape shifted his way through the UK music scene for 35+ years.
From prototype boy band with Slik, through electronic pioneer with Visage, rock guitarist with Thin Lizzy, chart topper with Ultravox and his solo career, to charity fund raiser with Band Aid…
Midge Ure has adapted to the ebb and flow of his career performing with large bands, 3 piece power trio’s, and his solo acoustic shows with which he sticks to his mantra that a good song can be stripped down to its basics and still stand close inspection.
He has been one of the key figures in the Uk’s alternative scene both in front and behind the mic and we are very happy to welcome him to perfom at DV8Fest 2013



Well It's been a long time coming but we are happy to make a massive announcement of bands - what's the best way to do this?

Let's just give you the names and the nights

Red Lorry Yellow Lorry - Friday

Mark Morriss (The Bluetones) - Friday

Chris Catalyst - Friday

The Blueprints- Friday

Battle Lines - Friday

Anxiety Of Love - Friday

Luxury Stranger - Saturday

Arrows of Love - Saturday

Witch Hunt - Saturday

Sisters - Saturday

Honeytone Cody - Saturday

Heartships - Saturday

Wet Nuns - Sunday

Black Moth - Sunday

Monster Jaw- Sunday

The Unkindness of Ravens - Sunday

The Franceens - Sunday

This is not everyone by the way - we will be announcing our big Saturday night headliner tomorrow and that is when we are putting tickets on sale and also hope to be announcing our Sunday night headliner as well - have a look at the blog to get a better understanding of what has been going on....




We are glad to welcome Echobelly, VuVuVultures and Battle Lines to the DV8 2013 Line-up
They will all be performing on Friday 12th July




Thursday 11th July at The Duchess will feature The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing, Blackbeard's Tea Party, Ed TudorPole and Jordan Reyne as well as comedy from Andrew O'Neill