Y Not has set the challenge of topping the previous year’s festival each iteration since its birth in 2006, and this year is set to be another record breaker.
The near full line up has now been released, and the small Peak District village of Pikehall will see some indie greats grace its ordinarily arable fields. Stereophonics, Two Door Cinema Club and The Vaccines are set to be headlining the Main Stage this year, with a whole host of fantastic others playing throughout the weekend.
Aside from legendary headliners, Y Not has a habit of showcasing a few smaller, often unsigned bands, and shooting them to the very top of the industry, with past success stories including Bastille, Catfish & The Bottlemen, and one Manchester band in particular, whose lead singer Matty Healy one year announced to Derbyshire that they were playing “a new track for you, we hope you like it – it’s called ‘Girls’.” Wonder what happened to them?
This year, critical eyes will turn to the smaller stages to see what new shining stars Y Not has chosen for us. If I were a gambling man (which I’m not), I’d make sure to get down to see King No-One, Bad Sounds and Palace. Successful starts to 2017 for all of those bands, among others, mean that the (hopefully) sunny weekend in late July should make for excellent viewing.
Tickets are flying off the shelves, and if you want to make sure you don’t miss out on the action, grab one of the final tickets here.By Tom Cadman