Y Not Festival

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Country and Region United KingdomEngland
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Pikehall, Derbyshire, England, UK
Festival Contact Information

Y Not Festivals
St. Monica’s
Windmill Lane
Ashbourne DE6 1EY
United Kingdom
Email: info@ynotfestivals.com

Festival Description

The festival seeks out some of the best new and established bands in rock, blues, world music and more… who showcase their talents in a small-scale boutique atmosphere in Derbyshire’s Peak District National Park. The award-winning festival offers its UK Festival Awards stamped Toilets and Grassroots-winning amenities. There are also camping, showers, recyling, food stalls, a bar, merchandise and more. The family-friendly festival has a camping area for Family/Quiet stays, and can accommodate caravans and campervans. Late night jam sessions for those who just can’t settle down will take place.

Festival Dates August 1 - 3, 2014
Festival Links


Festival Events:

Lineup 2013:
  • The Horrors (Sunday Main Stage headliner)
  • The Cribs (Saturday Main Stage headliner)
  • Deaf Havana (Saturday Quarry Stage headliner)
  • InMe (Giant Squid headliner)
  • The Enemy (Friday support)
  • Ash (Saturday support)
  • Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip (The Quarry headliner)
  • Dry The River (The Quarry Stage headliner)
  • 65DOS
  • Dutch Uncles
  • Chapel Club
  • We Are The Ocean
  • Three Trapped Tigers
  • The 1975s
  • Lewis Watson
  • We Were Promised Jetpacks
  • Toy
  • Stealing Sheep
  • The Computers
  • Wet Nuns
  • The Family Rain
  • The History of Apple Pie
  • Sharks
  • Arcane Roots
  • Planes
  • Jack Martello
  • King Pleasure and the BB
  • Gnarwolves
  • Zico Chain
  • Evarose
  • Gallops
  • The Physics House Band
  • Rat Attack
  • Naymedici
  • Johnny Foreigner
  • Max Raptor
  • Stagecoach
  • Axes
  • Gunning for Tamar
  • My First Tooth
  • Crushing Blows
  • The Twang
  • Dizraeli & the Small Gods
  • the Propellers
  • Mystery Jets
  • Electric Six
  • Kids In Glass Houses
  • The Joy Formidable
  • Willy Moon
  • Swim Deep
  • Drenge
  • Public Service Broadcasting
  • Mallory Knox
  • Wolf Alice
  • Sky Larkin
  • Young Kato
  • China Rats
  • Delta Sleep
  • Sons and Lovers
  • Kimberly Anne
  • Pylo
  • WrongKong
  • Acollective
  • The Pineapple Thief
  • The Darkness
  • The Virginmarys
  • Dan Croll
  • I Am Giant
  • Seasfire
  • Scholars
  • My Preserver
  • Waylayers


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  • YouTube


Practical Info:

Early bird tickets 2013:
  • Tickets for Y Not go on sale on Monday, February 4, 2013 at 7:00pm. This curious shift in time is so all you people stuck in schools and offices, where you can’t take advantage of the earlybird prices, now get a chance… There’s only a limited number, so you will need to be quick.
  • Earlybird tickets are £75, after that it’s £79.50
Band applications 2013:
  • We have a brand spanking new submission page on the YNF Facebook page where you can upload a song by your own band in Soundcloud or YouTube format. Y Notters can then listen to the music and request an act they would like to see. This is a completely new way to broadcast your music on a fair and open platform. Please note submitting does unfortunately not guarantee a slot and we will update you shortly with how the allocation process works. For now, get uploading!
  • 2012 winner of “Best Small Festival” at the UK Festival Awards
  • 2011 Winner of “The Grassroots Festival Award” at the UK Festival Awards.
  • 2011 Winner of “Best Toilets” at the UK Festival Awards.
  • Peak District National Park
    Mouldridge Lane
    Derbyshire, England


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