On Saturday 5th September a new music festival, ONE LIVE, took Guildford by storm as the first music event dedicated to medicine took over the grounds of the University of Surrey. With support from The Hoosiers and Hunter & the Bear, concert-goers at ONE LIVE danced all night with Mike & the Mechanics headlining the concert, fresh from their first North American tour in 25 years.
As the brainchild of Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, Clinical Director of Fitzpatrick Referrals and C4’s The Supervet, Noel kicked off proceedings proudly wearing his new ‘Pets and Hugs and Rock’n’Roll’ t-shirt also donned by performers up on stage.
ONE LIVE carried the descriptor – ONE LIFE, ONE MEDICINE – collaborating doctors and vets to combine their expertise, learnings and knowledge in a single medicine to benefit both humans and animals.
Professor Noel Fitzpatrick said “For the first time in the history of veterinary medicine, we made a festival to celebrate medicine and health. We had the people who love the animals and who care about the animals in the field at the same time, celebrating that love through music. The feeling that everyone had leaving the field was very unique and special. It was unlike anything else that I have ever experienced.”
Mike Rutherford, of Genesis fame, said at the event: “What an incredible atmosphere the band felt on stage. It really was a fantastic evening for the inaugural ONE LIVE concert!”
ONE LIVE was in support of The Humanimal Trust, the first UK charity to raise awareness and inspire the development of new healthcare initiatives to benefit us all.
Registrations of interest to buy the new ‘Pets and Hugs and Rock’n’Roll’ t-shirts in support of The Humanimal Trust, can be made online at: http://www.onelivefestival.co.uk/pets-and-hugs-and-rocknroll/
A video of highlights from ONE LIVE Music Festival is available here: https://youtu.be/dhfyzv7JPjU