KAISER Chiefs, Jessie J and The Vamps are headlining a one day, dog-friendly festival in aid of the PDSA.

All dog lovers are welcome to bring their best friends along to the Petlife Festival ‘18 held at Cheltenham Racecourse on May 6 to mark the 100th anniversary of the PDSA.

Ricky Wilson, lead singer with the Kaiser Chiefs and owner of Labradoodle called 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.”

The PDSA helps provide life-saving veterinary care for 470,000 sick and injured animals each year. Jan McLoughlin, PDSA Director General, said: “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. 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.’’

As well as thelive musicline-up, visitors can explore performance arena, pet wellbeing zones, 2km and 5km walking routes, farmer’s market and dog training. and play spaces, a and food and shopping areas. Tickets for the festival are on sale now and arefrom www.petlife.org.uk - Flicky Harrison