Pugfest: Festival dedicated entirely to pugs seeks volunteers
Electric Picnic is sold out and Glastonbury tickets are hard to come by, but a new festival celebrating wrinkly-faced pugs may just be the event of the summer.
Pugfest, an event dedicated to the popular breed, will see hundreds of pugs (and their owners) flock to Manchester's Media City for the annual event on June 19.
Event organisers are currently seeking volunteers to help oversee the 'TV and film' themed event, where hundreds of pugs will walk the red carpet, and have the chance to compete in an Oscars-esque ceremony.
A kissing booth will also be on site, where pugs can meet prospective friends for a smooch, and food booths, for both dogs and humans, will be doling out treats throughout the day.
While children are welcome, organisers have warned that any dog that isn't a pug will not be permitted to enter the festival on the day, which means you may have to leave your other four-legged friends at home.
"You do not have to own a pug or pug cross to attend but the only breeds that can come are pugs or pug crosses," the festival's website reads.
Earlier this week, Pugfest's organisers called out for volunteers who may be interested in helping out during the event, and perhaps man the VIP (very important pug) area.
"We like to have vibrant and enthusiastic people to help us with all kinds of activities at the events."
"If you would like to take part in our events as a volunteer please get in contact we would love to hear from you."
Pugfest also has fringe festivals held throughout the UK this summer, with events in Birmingham and Cambridge, as well as Bridgend and Port Talbot in Wales.