As festival season grows ever closer, the excitement of standing in a muddy field with thousands of others listening to some incredible music is building. Y Not Festival have return in 2021 with perhaps the best lineup of all the festivals this year and have really pushed themselves to create something special for their fans.

Having had to cancel last years festival and poor weather hampering the previous two years Y Not Festival have really pushed the boat out this year and have nailed their line up. If there was ever any doubt about attending the spectacular festival based in the Peak District then they’ve been truly washed away when we saw the lineup announcement.

There is a good mix of old favourites and new exciting bands littered throughout the weekend. From top to bottom the festival is full of brilliant acts. Headliners Stereophonics, Bombay Bicycle Club and Blossoms are sure favourites for anyone attending with the help of Manic Street Preachers, Fontaines D.C., DMA’S, James, Franke Turner, Jake Bugg and Circa Waves all to produce a brilliant top-line to the weekend.

Further down the list are some very exciting bands that have really made headway during the lockdown including The Snuts, The Reytons, Vistas, Black Honey and Alfie Templeman. There’s a bit of a curveball with Kelis and Gabrielle taking the stage in perhaps the most fun set of the weekend, closely rivalled by The Lancashire Hotpots. Other acts standing out on the poster that we can’t wait to see are The Lathums, Jade Bird, The Big Moon, Larkins, The Mysterines, King No-One, Zuzu, The Hara, Deco, Spinn and Lauran Hibberd – and if we have a spare minute there’s plenty of other acts we’re hoping to discover!

We will be compiling our top 10 acts for you to go and see and discover new music you’d not previously heard of so keep an eye on our website in the coming weeks.

Tier 5 tickets are still available for Y Not Festival but be quick when purchasing as they’re soon to be gone! Tickets are available from

Written by Stuart Daley
Photo by Andrew Whitton – Fanatic