Y Not Festival is back in full force for 2021! The North’s essential music festival returns this year, Friday 30th July – Sunday 1st August, to bring fans amazing three days of music from the UK’s next generation of talent to the treasured legends, with headliners Stereophonics, Bombay Bicycle Club and Blossoms plus many more. Tier 3 weekend tickets have already sold out, with other tiers selling out fast.
Opening the weekend on Friday night are one of Britain’s best live bands Stereophonics. An unstoppable force in the UK’s alternative rock scene, Stereophonics have stood the test of time and released 11 albums over 3 decades, accumulating a massive 7 Number 1s among them. Expect to hear all their massive hits and so much more when they grace the stage on the first day of Y Not.
Stereophonics founding member Richard Jones says, “If the last time we played Y Not is anything to go by this year’s festival will be great. In 2017 the rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of the crowd who were up for a good time. I remember watching Slaves and Jake Bugg who were both on form. After the year everyone has been through, I’m sure it will be a memorable weekend for everyone!”
Bombay Bicycle Club continue their reunion activity this summer for their Y Not appearance as our Sunday headliners. Having released their Top 5 album Everything Else Has Gone Wrong last year, their first record in six years, hardcore fans are in for an exciting treat. After a period of time focusing on solo endeavours, the band have returned with a bang, where they will no doubt pick up where they left off with a spectacular live show. It’s been over ten years since the group first played at Y Not in 2009, and we can’t wait to welcome them back!
Indie-pop outfit Blossoms return to Y Not for their first headline performance on The Big Gin stage on Saturday night. The quintet from Manchester broke through back in 2016 with their hit self-titled debut record, which earned them a Mercury Prize nomination the following year. Their second album Foolish Loving Spaces was released just last year, hitting the No.1 album spot. Get ready for an energetic show, packed with fan favourites including early tracks ‘Charlemagne’ and ‘Honey Sweet’, plus newer material ‘Your Girlfriend’, ‘The Keeper’ and ‘If You Think This Is Real Life’.
Blossoms frontman Tom Ogden says, “We can’t wait to headline this year’s event. Y Not was the first festival I ever went to in 2012 so to be back there headlining is really quite surreal. It’s going to be a very special night.”
The iconic names on the bill are endless, from rap royalty Eve to the universally acclaimed indie outfit Sundara Karma, post-punk duo Sleaford Mods, NME Under the Radar winners Pale Waves, stand-out songwriter Jade Bird and special guests James & Levellers. They are joined by Jake Bugg, Circa Waves, Kelis, Sigala, The Sherlocks, Lucy Spraggan, Futureheads, Terrorvision, Dream Wife and many more to round out one of the biggest music festivals in the North.
The fun doesn’t stop at music either, Y Not Festival makes sure that there is something for everyone, from families & children to late night indie lovers. In addition to the family camping area, our family zone will offer days of fun for children with all day games and magic shows and many more family activities.
Jason Oakley, Managing Director at Y Not Festival, says, “After a tough year for live music, there’s finally some light at the end of the tunnel and we can’t wait to welcome everyone back to Y Not Festival for the celebration we all deserve. We’ll be bringing our most exciting line-up yet with three explosive headliners, Stereophonics, Bombay Bicycle Club and Blossoms as well some of the UK’s rising stars like Jade Bird, The Lathums, Holly Humberstone and so many others. Thank you for sticking with us and we can’t wait to see you all there”
Y Not 2021 line up: Stereophonics, Bombay Bicycle Club, Blossoms, Fontaines D.C, DMA’s, Levellers, James,Sleaford Mods, Frank Turner, Jake Bugg, Circa Waves, Pale Waves, Sundara Karma, Kelis, The Sherlocks, Eve, Jade Bird, The Lathums, Lucy Spraggan, Terrorvision, Futureheads, The Big Moon, Dinosaur Pile Up, The Snuts, Black Honey, Dream Wife, Jaws, Vistas, Holly Humberstone, Larkins, Alfie Templeman, Porridge Radio, Sorry, Beans On Toast, The Reytons, Sigala, Nathan Dawe, Bloxx, Billie Marten, Giant Rooks, Pale White, INME, Ferocious Dog, Billy Nomates, The Orielles, The Mysterines, Liz Lawrence, King No-One, The Hara, Spinn, Lauran Hibberd, Rews, The Lancashire Hotpots, Airways, Coach Party, ZUZU, Deco, Wild Front, Lucia and The Best Boys, Pengshui, Calva Louise, Jacquard Looms, Polar States, Cucamaras, The Chase, Joey Greener, Vona Vella, Alpaca Factory, Marty, Babe Punch, Shadows Of A Silhouette, Clear Vinyl, Mr Motivator
About Y Not Festival
Back for its 15th edition, Y Not festival will take place in Pikehall, Derbyshire on Friday 30th July – Sunday 1st August. Since 2005 when it began life as an overspilling house party in the deepest, darkest Derbyshire; Y Not has stayed 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… all you need to bring is yourself, some wellies and a killer fancy dress outfit.
Tickets are on sale now at: www.ynotfestival.com
Tickets & Prices
Adult Weekend Camping Tickets £114.50 + booking fee
Youth Weekend Camping Tickets (aged 13-17) £114.50 + booking fee
Family Weekend Camping Tickets £114.50 + booking fee
Child Weekend Camping Tickets (12 and under) FREE
Thursday Upgrade – £30
VIP – £70