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Can you spot yourself?

With another line up on its way in 24 hours, we’ve got a little something to get you in the mood.  Just incase you need a reawakening to Y Not Festival in all its glory, we’re throwing you back to 2016.


Filming & editing: Entirety Labs

Soundtrack: Nai Harvest – Buttercups


Y Not 2016 Aftermovie is live!

Can you spot yourself?

With another line up on its way in 24 hours, we’ve got a little something to get you in the mood.  Just incase you need a reawakening to Y Not Festival in all its glory, we’re throwing you back to 2016.


Filming & editing: Entirety Labs

Soundtrack: Nai Harvest – Buttercups




You’re twisting my melon man! We are SO excited to welcome the legendary HAPPY MONDAYS! The decade spanning Madchester ravers are joining the likes of Stereophonics, The Vaccines and Two Door Cinema Club on the main stage this July and we can’t wait.

We also have the bearded troubadour himself FRANK TURNER, bringing his eclectic range of thought-provoking folk songs for an intimate headline solo set in The Quarry. Joining him are alt-rock sensations DEAF HAVANA, with a fair few successful albums under their belts, expect a lot of swaying and singing. 

Then, too bring the extra fun to Y Not we are real pumped to welcome LETHAL BIZZLE. The Grime legend boasts a huge selection of raps to skank too, or whatever it is the kids call it these days. 

For your late night DJ fix, we are happy to present IDRIS ELBA, NORMAN JAY MBE and JAGUAR SKILLS. They’ll be providing you with all your late night dancing needs.

Alongside all of these we are also pleased to announce: DMA’s, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Spring King, Declan McKenna, Honeyblood, Young Guns, The Big Moon, Clean Cut Kid, Superfood, Black Honey, Will Varley, Blaenavon, Kagoule, Vukovi, Black Foxxes, Splashh, Menace Beach, Dan Caplen, Twin Wild, Strange Bones, Bad Sounds, The Rhythm Method, Haus, King No-One, OUTLYA and Catherine McGrath.

All this alongside much more… to view the full line up to date press here!



Apply to play at Y Not!

Calling all performers, whether you’re in a band, you’re solo, a DJ, MC or whatever your musical talent… we want to hear from you!

We’re looking for the next big thing. We want to bring the best of new, local talent to Derbyshire. We’re always on the look out for unsigned acts that we can give a platform too. So if you think you’re the next undiscovered sensation then get involved.

Each year over 1500 acts apply and 15 are picked to play. We listen to every single band that applies and we will then release the shortlist of 100 artists! 

So you could be playing alongside Stereophonics, Two Door Cinema Club and The Vaccines. 

Applying to play is totally free, open to all and fair.



Love Y Not x

Y Not’s First Line Up Announcements is Here!





We are so so excited to introduce you to Y Not’s 2017 line up!

Headlining Saturday night we’ve only gone and bagged the superstar STEREOPHONICS. The mental rock band are going to be bringing their giant back catalogue of hits to Y Not and we can’t breathe, we’re that excited.

Friday night will see THE VACCINES pay the peaks a visit, playing us loads of their platinum selling hits for a good sing along. On Sunday night we’ll be busy trying to keep up with the lyrics to  ‘Something Good Can Work’ with the mega TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB who are closing the show.

If that wasn’t juicy enough for you, we’ve also got CLEAN BANDIT coming to show us a good time, Notts original JAKE BUGG will take the stage, along with SLAVES, MAXIMO PARK and FEEDER (Who’s our Thursday headliner).

Heading up The Quarry, we welcome EXAMPLE & DJ WIRE, and TWIN ATLANTIC.

And if that wasn’t enough there’s another 20 more:

Nothing But Thieves, The Hunna, Cast, Sundara Karma, Kate Nash, Palace, Cabbage, Fickle Friends, Pulled Apart By Horses, Tom Grennan, Jaws, Beans on Toast, Roam, Heck, Tigercub, Muncie Girls, SHVPES, Grumble Bee, Bad Sign, Banfi, Crows, King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys, The Everly Pregnant Brothers, Trash and Eyre Llew.

With more acts still to be announced…

Tickets have been absolutely crazy this year and we cannot thank you all enough. Tier 1 and 2 sold out quicker than they ever have before and Tier 3 has been flying. There are only a limited amount of Tier 3 tickets left so if you want to get your tickets for £104.50 then you got to be quick – we don’t see these lasting very long at all.

You can grab your tickets from here if you haven’t already!

See you in the summer.

Tickets are on sale!

Tickets have been selling out in record time!

Tier 1 and 2 sold out in record time. There are still some Tier 4 tickets at £109.50 + BF & Postage so don’t miss these and end up kicking yourself later…

Sales have already been pretty crazy this year thanks to all of you awesome people, Tier 1 tickets did not last long at all…  Tier 2 & 3 have also sold out in a similarly quick fashion and we are definitely heading for yet another sold out year. 

This is also your chance to grab your Peak Club VIP tickets & upgrades if you fancy a life of added luxury… Currently a VIP ticket includes spacious camping, luxury toilets & showers as well as much more: You can get more info here

If you already have your ticket but want to upgrade to Peak Club VIP you can do this by contacting [email protected]

For any further information on our different ticket offers, including Accessibility camping, Family and Campervan and Caravan camping you can also contact [email protected]

Don’t miss out and we will see you in July!

Love Y Not x


Plans are well underway to bring a bit of funk to Derbyshire!

January sucks, let’s be honest. Half of us have given up the things we really like and the other half are probably bored stiff. We know the Christmas cheer is over and you may or may not have failed at your New Year resolutions already, but hey it’s not all bad.

It’s 2017 which means we are officially a step closer to Y Not festival!

We want to cheer everyone up (along with ourselves), so we’ve got a few juicy bits lined up for in te next few weeks. Drum roll please…

Brand Spanking New Website

We’re working on a website and brand that prefects the greatness that is Y Not. It’s going to be easy to use and super accessible so that you guys can find out everything you really want to know, without looking too far.

Line up Announcement

We know it may be pretty hard to top what has to be the most insane line up ever last year, but trust us. You will not be disappointed. We know you’re keen for this and we can’t WAIT to share with you who we’re bringing to Derbyshire this year to share their sweet sweet music with us. We’re just putting the finishing touches on and then we promise it’ll be coming very very soon.

*update* you can now check out our AWESOME line up announcement here

The Official 2016 Aftermovie

It’s winter, but prepare to be thrown back to the summer. You might even have a starring role – who knows? The Aftermovie is coming very very soon and we promise you’ll practically be able to smell the beer, burgers and Derbyshire dales. It’ll be like you’re still in Club Malibu…

Ticket Launch

As you may know, the only tickets on sale at the moment are payment plans. After unprecedented Christmas ticket sales, they were snapped up in record time. But don’t fret! Weekend tickets are coming very soon… along with all the glorious little extras your heart desires.

If you don’t have your ticket yet – where have you been? Tier 4 is still available here

It’s alllllllll happening… and summer is coming

Love Y Not x

Scrap the gym membership! Come to Y Not


This is your final chance to get a November payment plan and pay only £13.75 per month + booking/postage

ONLY £13.75

That’s cheaper than a gym membership, it’s cheaper than going on the that awkward Tinder date that you’re not too sure about and it’s DEFINITELY cheaper than a monthly finance on a 2017 plate maroon Fiat 500…

So you may show up in July in a beat up old Ford a little chubby and very very single, BUT YOU’LL BE AT Y NOT! And you’ll be about to have the best weekend of your life.

Summer is coming…



Payment Plan Update

Information on Payment Plan tickets!

If you have purchased a payment plan with us this year you may have received an email recently asking you to re-enter your information. We just want to assure you that your details are safe and hopefully settle any nerves you may have.

On Monday the accounts software used for payment plans was upgraded and due to following the rules outlined in the data protection act, customer details were not able to be transferred over. We sincerely apologise that you did not receive prior warning to this and completely understand it may have been unsettling.

Please rest assured that your tickets are still secure and all you need to do is log into your online dashboard and fill in your details under the payment section.

You can do this here

If you have any difficulties doing this, you can call 0844 967 0001 with your ticket information and they’ll be happy to help. 

We work very hard to ensure that the Y Not experience is enjoyable for you from start to finish and we appreciate this may have been a little alarming! We just want to say thank you for your support and that we really appreciate your understanding with this.

Love Y Not x

Y Not Christmas Tickets!

Ho ho ho…

We know it’s only November but there’s nothing worse than a last minute dash to Argos on Christmas eve…

This year we’re helping you out with the dreaded Christmas shopping by introducing Y Not scarfs!. This season if you buy a Y Not weekend ticket you’ll also get an awesome scarf included. Yes, that’s right – awesome music festival by summer, warmers of necks by winter.

These tickets are just £94.50 and you can get them from here!

WARNING: There is a very limited number of these tickets! Order quick so you don’t miss out…

NB If you have purchased an upfront tier 1 weekend ticket and would like to upgrade please get in touch with [email protected]

Happy holidays Y Notters! x


Terms & Conditions

Promotion only valid for those who have purchased, in full, a Christmas Weekend, Christmas Family Camping, Adult Weekend or Family Camping Ticket.

It is NOT valid to ticket holders who have purchased a Payment Plan (as the full price of the ticket has not yet been paid), a Car Parking ticket, a 12 & Under pass OR Campervan ticket.

Promotion will run till 16/12/16 at the latest. Promotion is subject to availability – limited stock of tickets only.


We’re excited to launch our Y Not Line Up Planner for 2016.

With this nifty piece of kit you can choose your must-see bands across the weekend and build yourself a bespoke schedule of who you’re going to see when and then share it with your best buddies.

Since we launched we’ve had thousands of planners completed and shared and as we add the last bits to the line up these will be added in so you can edit and re share.

You’ll need to filter through the likes of; Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Madness, Editors, Catfish & The Bottlemen, The Hives, The Cribs, Everything Everything, Kelis, DJ Fresh, Band Of Skulls, Blossoms and a heap load of others to select your primary hit list and then sit back and start getting hyped for your weekend at the UK’s Best Medium Sized Festival in the heart of The Peak District.