Pet-loving music stars Kaiser Chiefs, Jessie J and The Vamps are all  taking to the stage for a brand new charity festival to celebrate the  nation’s love of pets and raise funds for their care.

PDSA PetLife Festival ’18 is a festival in a day, designed for both  music fans and pet-lovers alike, combining great music, entertainment  and attractions. Staged in Cheltenham on Sunday 6 May next year, all proceeds will go to PDSA, the UK’s leading pet wellbeing charity.

PDSA, which is marking its 100 year anniversary, provides life-saving vet care to more vulnerable pets than any other animal charity in the UK. It relies entirely on public support to fund the annual £60 million cost of providing this service to poorly pets in need.

Multi-platinum-selling Jessie J, whose new album R.O.S.E. is released next 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, who are back in the studio recording their seventh album, will also be performing. 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 in the 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.”

PDSA PetLife’18 takes place on Sunday 6 May 2018 at Cheltenham Racecourse and promises to be a great day out with music and entertainment for all the family. And as pets are such an important part of so many families, there are also a limited number of places for dogs to join in all the fun of the festival too.