GET YOUR claws into a Keighley music festival that aims to raise money for Keighley Cat Care.

The Exchange Arts Centre will host the No Pussyfooting Festival on February 16 with a host of local bands and singers.

Playing from 3pm will be a line-up that includes singers Jennie Ståbis, Henry Parker and Maelor Hughes, Black Horse Fairy, Under A Banner and Bleeding Hearts.

Jennie Ståbis is a folk singer, guitarist and songwriter from Sweden, who is said to have a beautiful voice and haunting melodies.

West Yorkshire blues and folk singer and guitarist Henry Parker the forms his own songs and others borrowed or developed from traditional British folk music.

Maelor Hughes is a singer-songwriter from Accrington who delivers an energetic twist on traditional folk blending melodic riffs with upbeat songs.

Popular Keighley band Black Horse Fairy perform songs of loss, love and the universe, their music “sweetly alluring, at times strange and heavy, moving, turning and cajoling you into entering a world of ghosts, memories and magic”.

Birmingham-based Under A Banner are a highly-energetic hard rock band who boast intelligent composition, memorable tunes and catchy anthems.

Traditional guitar band Bleeding Hearts, from the West Midlands, play folk-punk-rock with “bucketfuls of anger, emotion, great big tunes and a lot to say”.

A spokesman said: “Henry is influenced by the sounds of 1960s folk guitar, progressive rock and modal jazz, creating a modern sound from these archaic influences, writing songs that lyrically entwine landscapes, people and politics.”

Tickets cost £13 in advance, £15 on the door. Tickets are available from the venue, on Russell Street, Keighley, by emailing, or by visiting the event’s Facebook page.