We’re faced with the unenviable task of choosing just a handful of standout acts from the lineup, coming to Y Not Festival 2017. There is a lot of up and coming talent on the bill!

The gorgeous Peak District countryside becomes home to Y Not Festival, 27th-30th July 2017. Close to selling out and being one of the most anticipated events on the festival calendar this summer. As well as the heavyweights including headliners The Vaccines, Stereophonics and Two Door Cinema Club, as well as Jake Bugg, Happy Mondays, Frank Turner and Clean Bandit, you’ll be forgiven if you haven’t had chance to check out the up and coming talent on the line up. Here is our run down:


Lo-fi London four piece Palace are ambient, mellow and mesmerising. They’ve been on a steady rise of success with their laid back guitars with brooding vocals.

Fickle Friends

Brighton five-piece, Fickle Friends offer up shimmering, unapologetic ‘80s-inspired indie-pop. The upbeat synth-drenched pop is perfect for the summer festivals. 

Tom Grennan

Finding fame as the guest vocalist on Chase & Status’s track When It All Goes Wrong.  Tom Grennan has a bluesy, soulful tone balanced with an original flair. Not to be missed, he will be a household name by the end of the year!

King No-One

Indie Rock band from York, King No-One with their shimmering guitars, slick riffs, buoyant energy and memorable songs will be a hell of a performance at Y Not Festival.

Vega Bay

An indie band made up of four lads from Nottingham, Vega Bay have soulful indie vibes. They are sure to be a hit with the festival crowds this summer.

Daisy Godfrey

Daisy Godfrey is a Nottingham based artist who blends together Pop, RnB and Jazz music with the alternative twist from her guitarist Ryan Cornall. The music is soulful, feisty, yet produces an emotional sound.


Indie band from Birmingham, JAWS are testing the waters with enchanting lyrics and hazy sounds as a trio. Hitting the fields with maturing shoegazing/dream pop.


A rich pop rock sound with folk-inspired vocals comes from London trio, Banfi. Making noise with their subtle yet upbeat melodies.

If you’re keen to see up and coming acts, with some established artists thrown in for good measure at an intimate and friendly event then Y Not should be the festival on the top of your list.

We got the opportunity to fire some questions off to Y Not Festival organiser, Simon Mawbey. He talks about striking a balance on the line up, supporting new talent, the festival site, night time entertainment and more…

Y Not Festival Q&A

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Tickets: weekend pass £114.50

Y Not Festival 2016 Review
Y Not Festival manages to showcase the big guns of the music industry, right down to the local heroes, up and coming talent and everything in between. A few teething problems with the increased capacity, but overall a superb festival.Read full review
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