Y Not Festival returns for its biggest year yet with an astounding three-day line up built for music lovers. Set in the heart of Derbyshire, the festival reveals its highly anticipated line up for 2018 – and does NOT disappoint.
Back for its 13th year this summer, Y Not will take place in Pikehall, Derbyshire from 27th-29th July. Since 2005, when it began life as a house party spilling over into deepest Derbyshire, the event has remained home grown and true to its roots. With panoramic countryside views, a fully stocked bar of local ales, a mouth watering selection of food and more live music than you can shake a stick at…
Y Not is a whole weekend of good music, good food and care-free fun in the middle of the beautiful Peak District. Just bring yourself, some wellies and a killer fancy dress outfit.
Kicking off the weekend are modern rock and roll legends The Libertines. The Arcadian dreamers are one of the most important bands of the 21st Century, sound-tracking long rebellious summers for the stylish kids in the riot, their songs standing tall as some of the best guitar driven party tunes of all time.
Headlining Saturday night are fellow British rockers Catfish and the Bottlemen. The Brit Award winners have become essential festival favourites after gaining a massive following off the back of their UK Top 10 2014 debut album ‘The Balcony’ and Number 1 second album ‘The Ride’.
And Y Not 2018 will be going out with a bang this year when Jamiroquai close the weekend with a UK festival exclusive! Lead by unconventional front man Jay Kay, aka the Buffalo Man, aka The Cat in the Hat, the band was crucial to nineties and noughties dance floors, fostering futuristic funk via 27 million album sales, plus Grammy and Ivor Novello Awards. They are now captivating a new generation of fans with latest album ‘Automaton’.
The rest of the bill is peppered with a heady mix of classic household names, the best of the new wave and local ones-to-watch.
National Treasures Manic Street Preachers, fresh from the April release of their hugely anticipated new album ‘Resistance Is Futile’ will lead the way, assisted by Leeds’ finest festival draw The Kaiser Chiefs. Fronted by the charismatic Ricky Wilson, the band have had a string of anthemic songs so Y Not festival-goers are in for a hit-packed performance.
The line-up also includes the irrepressible Fat White Family, blues icon Seasick Steve and exceptional English punks Buzzcocks whose career has spanned more than four decades!
Exciting emerging acts join them, including the most tipped act for 2018 – Pale Waves, plus The Amazons, Tom Grennan and Circa Waves. The Amazons who were tipped for stardom in the BBC Sound of 2017 and also released their debut last year to great acclaim have commented on the strong line-up “Really excited to return to Y Not Festival this year. The festival gave us one of our first main stage slots back in 2016, and we fell in love with the location. We’re looking forward to coming back and joining an amazing lineup of music.”
Y Not has a longstanding history of nurturing home grown talent and emerging acts, holding slots on the bill for the best in their local area. Returning this year after cutting their teeth at Y Not, South Yorkshire’s hotly tipped The Sherlocks are looking forward to getting stuck in, “We love this festival, one of the best in the UK,” say the band, “We are where we belong, on the main stage. It would be an honour to one day come back and headline!“
The full Y Not 2018 line up:
The Libertines, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Jamiroquai, Kaiser Chiefs, Manic Street, Preachers, Seasick Steve, The Levellers, Circa Waves, The Amazons, Fat White Family, Buzzcocks, Moose Blood, Reverend And The Makers, The Sherlocks, Tom Grennan, Shame, Coasts, Mr Motivator, DJ Luck & MC Neat, Tom Walker, Pale Waves, Lucy Spraggan, Jaws, Sam Fender, The Lancashire Hotpots, Turbowolf, King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys, The Orielles, Mullally, Everly Pregnant Brothers, King No One, When Young, Dead! and Bloody Knees.
Festival organiser Simon Mawbey – “We’re so happy to be back with our biggest line up to date. There are a lot of changes and improvements being made to make sure the festival is the best it’s ever been in 13 years and I’m excited that we can come back stronger than ever.”
Y Not recently announced that their new and improved site will be Aston Hill Farm, adjacent to the previous site on Mouldridge Lane. The festival will still take place in the unbeatable setting of the Peak District and the benefits of the location include clearer routes for festival-goers and improved access for service vehicles.
In addition to the site change, Y Not have continued their ongoing communications about improvements, following on from their 2018 Manifesto. This includes the site, staffing, security and traffic management. The updated pledges will ensure this year’s festival will set the highest standards for all Y Not customers.