Thursday, September 28, 2023

Y Not Festival Returns For A Twelfth Year

Celebrating its twelfth year, Derbyshire’s largest music festival Y Not (27-30 July) returns with an impressive bill of acts over several stages.

Stereophonics, Two Door Cinema Club and The Vaccines are to headline with Happy Mondays, Frank Turner, Deaf Havana, Lethal Bizzle and Clean Bandit leading the line-up.

With a remarkable 20 year career and nine seminal albums behind them, Welsh rockers Stereophonics have an huge back catalogue to delve into and with the promise of some brand new material and a reputation for jaw-dropping live performances their headline set at Y Not is going to be a highlight.

Festival director Simon Mawbey said: “We are immensely proud of this year’s line-up. We’ve worked really hard to secure the very best acts – bands and artists we personally love.”

Photo: Stereophonics

They will be joined by legendary rave rockers and Madchester’s finest, Happy Mondays, who will be bringing their iconic brand of acid-soaked indie dance to Derbyshire this summer.

Also announced are electronic/classical crossover Clean Bandit, indie-folk troubadour Jake Bugg, nu-punk outfit Slaves, Geordie alt-rockers Maximo Park, Feeder psych-rock experimentalists Nothing But Thieves, EDM stalwarts Example & DJ Wire, Scottish alternative rock act Twin Atlantic, indie-rock upstarts The Hunna, Cast, Sundara Karma and Brit Award winning singer/songwriter Kate Nash.

Other confirmed acts include folk-punk troubadour Frank Turner (solo), alt-rockers Deaf Havana, MOBO-winning grime sensation Lethal Bizzle, hardcore merchants Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Australian three-piece Spring King, Declan McKenna, Honeyblood, and Young Guns.

Elsewhere on the packed bill are The Big Moon, Clean Cut Piece, Superfood, Black Honey, Will Varley, Blaenavon, Kagoule, Vukovi, Black Foxxes, Splashh, God Damn, Menace Beach, Dan Caplen, Twin Wild, Strange Bones, Dan Caplen, Twin Wild,
Strange Bones, Bad Sounds, Haus, King No-One,
Catherine McGrath

Y Not also welcomes a host of additions to its stellar DJ line-up including actor, musician, and DJ Iris Elba, the legendary Norman Jay MBE and the cut and paste stylings of Jaguar Skills.

Bringing the spectacular Peak District countryside to life from 27-30 July, Y Not has grown significantly over the years to encompass dozens of stages and a huge variety of musical styles. Complete with stunning panoramic views, a fully stocked bar of local ales and ciders, a mouth-watering selection of food and more live music than you could ever possibly take in, Y Not is a firm favourite in the festival calendar for those in the know.

With only a limited amount of tickets remaining, this year’s festival is on track to sell out faster than ever before. Priced at £114.50 (inc. booking fee) for adults (Children aged 12 and under go free), purchase now, from the festival’s official website.

Claire Meese


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