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Y Not Festival

Y Not Festival
GenreRock, alternative rock, indie rock, dance, world, punk rock, electronic music, reggae, folk, hip hop
DatesLast weekend in July/first weekend in August, usually
Location(s)Peak District, England
Years active2006 - present
Websiteynotfestival.com

The Y Not Festival is an annual music festival held in Pikehall, Derbyshire, United Kingdom. It first took place in 2005, at a disused quarry site as a party for around 120 people organised by Ralph Broadbent who was planning a party in the garden of his parents' house but had to relocate when his parents didn't go away as planned. For the first year it went under the name of the Big Gin Festival (a play on its location near Biggin in the Peak District). The main stage at the festival has retained this name as The Big Gin Stage. The following year it was renamed Y Not Festival with the public being invited and with attendances increasing year on year (to 15,000 in 2015) and eventually relocating to its current site at Pikehall in Derbyshire. As a small independent festival the event has won many awards and accolades such as best small festival in 2012 and the prize for best grass roots event and best toilets at the 2011 UK Festival Awards. In 2016 it was sold to Global Radio's festival division, Broadwick Live, along with Truck Festival and the rest of Broadbent's company (Count of Ten) portfolio. 2017 was the first year under the new management.

Y Not Festival 2018

As a result of the 2017 cancellation, in 2018 Y Not relocated to Aston Hill Farm, close to the old site of Mouldridge Lane. 2018 hosted such bands as The Libertines, Manic Street Preachers, Seasick Steve and Jamiroquai.

Line up

Big Gin Stage

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Razorlight

Reverend and the Makers

The Libertines

Manic Street Preachers

Circa Waves

The Sherlocks

Fickle Friends

The Orielles

King No-One

Nelson Can

Becky Kuek

Prose

Catfish & The Bottlemen

Kaiser Chiefs

Seasick Steve

The Amazons

Pale Waves

Maricka Hackman

Superfood

RedFaces

Sly Digs

Mr Motivator

Jamiroquai

The Wombats

The Go! Team

Tom Walker

King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys

Bad Sounds

Haus

Bryde

The Quarry Stage

Friday Saturday Sunday
Kurupt FM

Lady Leshurr

Nadia Rose

The Lancashire Hotpots

Easy Life

Everly Pregnant Brothers

Anteros

DJ Luck & MC Neat

Oddity Road

Vega Bay

The Time Sellers

Wilkinson

Tom Grennan

Blaenovon

Jade Bird

Beans on Toast

Mullally

Paris Youth Foundation

Sheafs

Ashfields

Ava Saint

Shadow Child

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Peace

Coasts

Lucy Spraggan

Sam Fender

Husky Loops

Rosborough

Soft Boys & Girls Club

Alex Ohm

Daisy Godfrey


The Giant Squid

Friday Saturday Sunday
Moose Blood

Mallory Knox

Turbowolf

Astroid Boys

Milk Teeth

Hellions

Holding Absence

Press to Meco

Anavae

Groundculture

I Cried Wolf

Buzzcocks

Spector

Jaws

Goat Girl

Estrons

Fizzy Blood

When Young

Yassassin

Gaffa Tape Sandy

Afterbloom

The Fat White Family

Shame

Yak

Gallops

Bloody Knees

Crows

Menance

Feet

Black Futures

Leader

Y Not Festival 2017

In 2017 the festival was affected by adverse weather conditions from the Friday and was eventually cancelled by the organisers on the final day.

Line up

Big Gin Stage

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday (Cancelled)
Feeder

The Skints

Liam Bailey

Courts

White Room

The Vaccines (Cancelled)

Clean Bandit

Nothing But Thieves

The Hunna

Sundara Karma

Haus

King No-one

Matt Wills

Sugarthief

Stereophonics

Jake Bugg

Slaves

DMA'S

Declan McKenna

Clean Cut Kid

Dan Caplan

Outlya

Deco

Two Door Cinema Club

The Happy Mondays

Maxïmo Park

Deaf Havana

Fickle Friends

King Pleasure And The Biscuit Boys

Catherine McGrath

Bad Sounds

Afterbloom

The Quarry Stage

Friday Saturday Sunday
Jaguar Skills

Frank Turner

Cast

Jaws

Matt Wills

Tom Grennan

Everly Pregnant Brothers

The Rhythm Method

Oddity Road

One Giant Causeway

Chroma Bay

Idris Elba

Example & DJ Wire

Lethal Bizzle

Sheafs

Palace

Beans On Toast

Banfi

Eyre Llew

Unknown Era

Bud

Easy Life

Twin Atlantic

Kate Nash

Cabbage

Honeyblood

Will Varley

Off Bloom

Sonny

Rob Green

Vega Bay

Daisy Godfrey

Y Not Festival 2016

The 2016 festival was held between 28-31 July. It was headlined by Editors, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Madness, The Hives, Catfish and the Bottlemen and The Cribs.

Line up

Big Gin Stage

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
The Coral

Milburn

By The Rivers

Editors

The Cribs

Everything Everything

The Lancashire Hot Pots

Sam Henshaw

Kloe

Kassassin Street

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

Catfish and the Bottlemen

Circa Waves

Rat Boy

Eliza and the Bear

Jodie Abacus

The Amazons

NGOD

New Desert Blues

Mr Motivator

Madness

The Hives

Fun Lovin Criminals

Milky Chance

Sunset Sons

King Pleasure & The BB

Vant

Will Joseph Cook

Kagoule

The Quarry

Friday Saturday Sunday
DJ Fresh

Coasts

JP Cooper

Ferocious Dog

Beans on Toast

White

Inheaven

Rob Green

Silver Wilson

Suspect Alibi

Nice Like Rice

Band of Skulls

Peter Hook and the Light

Pretty Vicious

The Sherlocks

Sundara Karma

Lucy Spraggan

The Mirror Trap

RedFaces

Afterdark Movement

The Tin Pigeons

Blossoms

Lucy Rose

Seafret

The Magic Gang

Dagny

Louis Berry

Vaults

Toby Johnson

Deco

Ellie Keegan

The Giant Squid

Friday Saturday Sunday
Deap Valley

Eagulls

Yak

Public Access TV

Trams

Nai Harvest

Black Foxxes

Cassels

Beasts

Kneck Deep

Moose Blood

Dinosaur Pile Up

Black Peaks

Heck

Milk Teeth

Blood Youth

Dead!

Francobollo

Sikth

Lonely the Brave

Arcane Roots

Gnarwolves

Creeper

Reigning Days

Queen Kwong

Shame

The Decoy

Y Not Festival 2015

The 2015 festival was held between 31 July and 2 August. The festival was headlined by Snoop Dogg, Basement Jaxx and Primal Scream. Ash, Beans on Toast, Asylums and Bloxed Beats played the festival on Thursday 30 July as the early entry acts.[1]

Line up

Big Gin Stage

The Quarry

Friday Saturday Sunday

The Giant Squid

Friday Saturday Sunday

Y Not Festival 2014

The 2014 festival was held between 1-3 August. The festival was headlined by White Lies, Dizzee Rascal and Frank Turner.[2]

Line up

Big Gin Stage

The Quarry

The Giant Squid

Friday Saturday Sunday
  • Andrew WK
  • Turbowolf
  • Fight Like Apes
  • Brawlers
  • Freeze the Atlantic
  • Tangled Hair
  • Woahnows
  • Emperor Yes
  • Doctrines
  • Bad Grammar

The Allotment

Friday Saturday Sunday
  • Follow You Home
  • Tilted Smile
  • Base 8
  • The Fallows
  • VerseChorusVerse
  • Zara Kershaw
  • The Black Hands
  • The Boy I Used to be
  • ElleKaye
  • Camp Stag
  • One Bomb
  • Crystal Seagulls
  • Bella Diem
  • Exile84
  • Hungerhoff & The Wild Roots
  • Doug Panton
  • Damon Downs
  • Knaves
  • White Giant
  • Jamie Joseph
  • Huskies
  • Crystal Bats
  • Escape To New York
  • Redfaces
  • Joint Honours
  • Stealing Signs
  • 5 Days of November
  • Bleachroom
  • Turn It Up Project

The Hog & Barrel

Friday Saturday Sunday
  • The Sons
  • Flat 24/7
  • Alex Blood and The Diggers
  • Tom Peacock
  • David Lacey
  • Fusion
  • Keto
  • Karl and the Marx Brothers
  • Ben Farmer
  • Secret Set
  • Tall Trees
  • Three Minute Heist
  • Herron Brothers
  • The Most Ugly Child
  • Mo Morris and The Struggling String Band
  • James Dalby
  • Josh Kemp
  • Niall Fitz
  • Kai Swarvett
  • Duncan Oakley (COMEDY)
  • Phil Lucas (COMEDY)
  • Misk Hill Mountain Ramblers
  • Anywyn Williams
  • Josh Savage
  • Harriet
  • Jonathan Eagles
  • Grawlix
  • Roger The Mascot
  • The Philharmonics
  • Ryan Thomas
  • Lindsay and Bobby
  • Jamie Scott
  • The Raymond and Mr Timkins Revue (COMEDY)
  • Laura Lexx (COMEDY)
  • Jamie Beau
  • BB Black Dog
  • Scribble Victory
  • Lonely Robot
  • Steve Faulkner
  • 94 Gunships

Y Not Festival 2013

Line up

Big Gin Stage

The Quarry

The Allotment

The Giant Squid

Y Not Festival 2012

The 2012 festival was held between 3-5 August. The festival was headlined by The View, The Wombats and We Are Scientists. The festival returned to its usual site in Pikehall.

The festival saw the return of its three music stages, the "Big Gin Stage", "The Quarry" and "The Allotment", plus the introduction of a new stage "The Giant Squid".

Line up

Big Gin Stage

The Quarry

The Allotment

--------------------Friday-------------------- --------------------Saturday-------------------- --------------------Sunday--------------------
  • Naymedici
  • Spotlight Kid
  • Tray Electric
  • Long Dead Signal
  • The King Bains
  • The Maffa Kings
  • Taylor and the Masons
  • Cocktail Mondays
  • The Family Rain
  • The Stand
  • Escape To New York
  • The Quangos
  • Auction for the Promise Club
  • The Fallows
  • The Barnum Meserve
  • The Kickliner
  • House of Thieves
  • Neon Railroad
  • Ethan Ash
  • The Vibe
  • Hudson Super Six
  • Frontiers
  • Mantandasun
  • Alex Blood and Diggers
  • Great Scott
  • Micro Jupiter
  • Yearbook
  • The Boobytraps
  • These Mortal Cities
  • Aphrodite and the Alphabet

The Giant Squid

--------------------Friday-------------------- --------------------Saturday-------------------- --------------------Sunday--------------------
  • Rolo Tomassi
  • Canterbury
  • Straight Lines
  • Brontide
  • &U&I
  • Delta Alaska
  • Juniors
  • Alright the Captain
  • Scatty Neighbours
  • I Like Trains
  • The XCERTS
  • Turbowolf
  • Hawk Eyes
  • Tall Ships
  • Freeze The Atlantic
  • InFlightProgram
  • Without Maps
  • Trillionaires
  • Lower Than Atlantis
  • Exit Ten
  • Marmozets
  • Black and Reds
  • Fever Fever
  • Them Wolves
  • The Hush
  • Bleech
  • Troops of Mafeking

Y Not Festival 2011

The 2011 festival was held between 5-7 August. The festival was headlined by The Go! Team, Feeder and Maxïmo Park. The festival was once again located in Pikehall.

The festival had three music stages:

  • The main stage called "Big Gin Stage" named after the first festival
  • A smaller stage called "The Quarry" named after the location of the 2006 festival
  • "The Allotment" was a new addition to 2011 which hosted a variety of local bands. "The Allotment" stage was named after a competition was held on Facebook and Twitter.

The festival won two categories at the UK Festival Awards, the grass roots festival award and the prize for the best toilets.[3]

Line up

Big Gin Stage

The Quarry

The Allotment

--------------------Friday-------------------- --------------------SATURDAY-------------------- --------------------Sunday--------------------
  • Max Raptor
  • These Waves
  • Tilted Smile
  • Son of Eagle
  • These Mortal Cities
  • Fixit Kid
  • Scutty Neighbours
  • JonPaul Palumbo
  • Severn
  • Mabel Love
  • Starlings
  • The Rash
  • TBA
  • The Fideal Effect
  • Si Tew
  • Stayaways
  • Tribute to Nordberg
  • The King Bains
  • The Hush
  • James Warner Prophecies
  • The Sons
  • Whitemoor
  • RightClickSaveAs
  • Crushing Blows
  • From Eleanor
  • Ejectorseat
  • TBA

2010

The Y Not Festival in 2010 was headlined by The Futureheads, The Subways and The Mystery Jets. Other acts included Blood Red Shoes, Los Campesinos, Darwin Deez, King Pleasure and the Bisuit Boys, OK Go, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, Twisted Wheel, Turin Brakes, Rox, Little Comets, Kid British, Daisy Dares You, Slow Club, Goldheart Assembly, Jim Lockey & The Solemn Sun, Tubelord, Foy Vance, Max Raptor, Fenech Soler, Sparrow and the Workshop, THePETEBO, Doll & The Kicks, Sketches, Matthew P, Morning Parade, 51/50s, Kill It Kid, and North Atlantic Oscillation.

2009

The Y Not Festival sold out in 2009. The line up on the main stage included The Sunshine Underground, The King Blues, Noah and the Whale, Young Knives, Nine Black Alps, Shotshotstacy, and Esser. Beardyman and Frank Turner were on the acoustic stage. The festival featured many other artists and DJs over the three days of live music.

2008

The third Y Not Festival was again held at Pikehall, Derbyshire. The festival expanded agfurtherain and around 2000 people attended over three days. Bigger and more well known acts such as the Mystery Jets, Cage the Elephant, and Frank Turner were on the bill, though neither the Mystery Jets or Cage the Elephant turned up.

2007

The Second Y Not Festival was at held at a new venue, Pikehall, Derbyshire. This allowed the festival to sprawl over a larger area. Around 1000 people attended over the three days.

2006

The first Y Not Festival was held in a quarry in Derbyshire. Around 500 people attended over three days. Many of the bands that played were unsigned or local. A DVD documentary was made about this festival.

Big Gin

Before it was even known as Y Not Festival it was a small gathering of sixth form pupils from Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Ashbourne. The gathering had a few local bands and a couple of DJs played on two nights.

References

  1. ^ http://www.ynotfestivals.co.uk/line-up-2015/
  2. ^ http://www.ynotfestivals.co.uk/line-up-2014/
  3. ^ "Glastonbury, Bestival and Y-Not festival are big winners at industry awards - Eighth annual UK Festival awards also sees Ed Sheeran named breakthrough artist of the year". The Guardian - Music. Guardian News and Media. 16 November 2011. Retrieved 2012.

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