About Pete Fest
PeteFest is a Music and Arts Festival founded in 2019 in honour of Pete Felton to raise funds for his nominated charity CLIC Sargent.
Created by Pete’s friends the festival provides a performance platform for emerging artists across all aspects of the Creative Industries within the West Midlands and beyond.
A legacy for its name sake, PeteFest aims to create an annual event and online community for anyone who has lost their way in life but found a path through music, theatre, dance and art.
About Pete Fest 2020
PeteFest 2020 will not be stopped!
OK, with coronavirus restrictions it’ll be a little more online than onstage, but this won’t stop it from being completely awesome!
Join us for our live streaming as musical acts from last year return, arts companies from across the UK gather and special guests appear, delivering videos and performances, there’s something for everyone!
And all of this for the bargain access price of £5!
All profits made will go to CLIC Sargent and ensure PeteFest 2021 will go ahead next year.
So, join us and #F**KCANCER for another year:
Saturday 28th November 2020 at 8pm (GMT)
Also, it’s lockdown! Let us bring you some joy!
Pete was first diagnosed with Synovial Sarcoma at the age of 24, when doctors discovered a cancerous tumour the size of an orange in his left foot. Within weeks he had had his leg amputated just below the knee to save his life. He turned back to music to help him process and express his emotions around this, writing and recording ‘Hollow’ from his bedroom which went on to have nearly 95,000 views online, inspiring people around the world. Pete continued to write and perform in the Birmingham music scene.
He was cancer free for over a year, when he found out, just before going on stage to perform on BBC’s All Together Now, that the cancer had returned in his lung and required further surgery. In May 2019, Pete married his wife, Hollie, in an intimate ceremony with close family and friends, full of hope for their future together. Only 3 weeks later, a routine scan showed that the sarcoma had returned and spread throughout his lungs, and it was terminal.
For Pete, however, there was never going to be an option of sitting back and just letting cancer happen. The couple set up the Not Dead Yet Bucket List and, thanks to the generosity of family, friends and strangers, got to work on living, experiencing and making memories that would need to last a lifetime. Pete was able to tick off many of the items on his List in the following months, and even faced with his own death, he continued to inspire with his attitude to life and living.
Pete passed away peacefully in February 2020, surrounded by his wife, family and close friends. The Not Dead Yet Bucket List continues, under the care of Pete’s wife and family, raising awareness of youth and sarcoma cancers; collecting funds for his chosen charities and continue his legacy.