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We’ve been paying visits to their campus’ to give masterclasses on the ins and outs of festival life and festival management. On top of this we’ll be welcoming interns on site over the festival weekend to learn on the job and of course have a bloomin’ awesome time.

The University of Derby will also be hosting a mini pop up student Union in Arena 2 where you can stick your feet up, grab a cold one and enjoy the world’s biggest music quiz… Sounds Familiar. So we all win in this situation.

To find out more about our plans or about the University click here.

We can’t wait to have them involved!

 

Y Not Festival x University of Derby

We’ve been paying visits to their campus’ to give masterclasses on the ins and outs of festival life and festival management. On top of this we’ll be welcoming interns on site over the festival weekend to learn on the job and of course have a bloomin’ awesome time.

The University of Derby will also be hosting a mini pop up student Union in Arena 2 where you can stick your feet up, grab a cold one and enjoy the world’s biggest music quiz… Sounds Familiar. So we all win in this situation.

To find out more about our plans or about the University click here.

We can’t wait to have them involved!

 

BAND APP SHORTLIST IS HERE

Vote for your favourite!

Every year we are blown away by the scale of amazing talent that is out there, and every year we have to make some incredibly tough decisions, this year was no exception!

After listening to all 978 Bands, Singer Songwriters, Classical Musicians and DJs one by one we could only shortlist 100! These will now be put to our panel of BBC Introducing, IME MUSIC, Y Not Festival and some very very special guests! However you, yes YOU can have a say on who makes it onto our line up to join the likes of The Vaccines, Two Door Cinema Club and Stereophonics! 

You can check out, listen and vote for your favourite here

Good luck and Much Love
Y Not HQ x

www.bandapp.ynotfestivals.co.uk

 

Y Not Festival X BBC Introducing

Each year we try to support up and coming musical talent in the best way we possibly can. That’s why we’re so excited to announce our BBC Introducing stage line up. 

Rob Green

bbc introducing This insanely talented singer-songwriter is from just around the corner in Nottingham. His music is open, direct and he’s not afraid to sing it how it is through his music. His single Blue tells the story of a breakup with an ex-boyfriend – (played by Game Of Thrones star Joe Dempsie in the music video- fun fact). Inspired by Jazz and Soul artists he brings drama and blunt honesty with his songs. 

 

Oddity Road

6th Form Students from Sheffield, Oddity Road are creating Indie Rock with a twist. Influenced by the likes of Catfish and the Bottlemen, Peace and The Sherlocks, they’re making sure to create songs that make you want to sing and dance along. Which is what Y Not’s all about!

 

 

Easy Life

BBC Introducing Easy LifeEasy Life hail from Leicester and haven’t been around that long but are already recording with super-producer Stephen Street, the man behind a number of Blur and The Smith’s albums. They’re an awesome Indie band and it’s not hard to see why he’d get involved…

 

 

One Giant Causeway

BBC Introducing one giant causewayThe Indie-rock band are from our neighbour Nottingham. They’re a stylistically unique Rock Band. Who have been singing, performing, and playing in sync as if they’d been together their entire musical careers from day one. 

 

 

Unknown Era

bbc intro unknown eraTaken from their bio Unknown era is “Music for Misfits, the forgotten, the misunderstood. High energy music to dance and rebel to. We believe in freedom of expression.” They based in Nottingham and formed of a group of party animals.  With a debut album on the way, the first track was played by Dean Jackson on BBC Introducing East Midlands in March 2017.

‘A must see live band’ – Dean Jackson, BBC
‘They don’t host the party, they are the party’ – Derby Telegraph

Bud

BBC intro BudBud loves to write happy summer beats, which is the PERFECT vibe for Y Not Festival. Her music is Reggae, Acoustic, Pop & Folk. She’s definitely one to watch and you should check her out!

 

 

 

Vega Bay

BBC intro vega bayVega Bay are another Nottingham based band of baes. They’re bringing their Vega Bay grab you from the second the beat kicks in, with a distinct sound thanks to interesting guitar lines and lead vocalist Sam’s unique tone.” – LeftLion

 

 

 

Chroma Bay

They describe themselves as “an electronic, synthesized twist on pop music using underground sounds.” They had previously been in other bands and knew each other from the Nottingham music scene, when they then decided to form Chroma Bay.  They have named their musical influences to include Disclosure, Gallant and Christine & The Queens. They will be providing a lot of good fun at Y Not this year, so make sure to check them out. 

 

Daisy Godfrey

Daisy Godfrey is a rising Nottingham based star. You previously may have been able to see her and her guitarists busking around the Nottingham streets filling the city with a beautiful soulful tone and jazzy acoustic accompaniment. 

 

Arnie’s in association with BIMM is here!

We are proud to announce BIMM as an official partner for Y Not Festival for the second year!

Curated entirely by the British and Irish Modern Music Institute, the ‘Arnie’s in association with BIMM’ will continue it’s quest to showcase the very best new and emerging music on offer.

It will featuring 39 BIMM bands/artists across all 4 days, including MIN t, MOONOVERSUN, Penelope Isles, Voodoo and the Crypts, Luna Bay,  JAXN and New Luna. 

We are delighted to have them back again! See the full line up here!

 

 

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

 

HAPPY MONDAYS, FRANK TURNER AND MORE ADDED

 

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!

 

STEREOPHONICS, TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB AND THE VACCINES TO HEADLINE!

 

 

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.
#YNOT2017

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