Y Not Festival Unveil New Site For 2018

Y Not Festival to unveil its new location for 2018. The improved site will be on Aston Hill Farm, which is adjacent to the previous site on Mouldridge Lane. The festival will still take place in the unbeatable setting of the Peak District, and the benefits of the location include clearer routes for festival goers and improved access for service vehicles.

The gorgeous Peak District countryside becomes home to Y Not Festival27th-29th July 2017. 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.

In addition to the site change, Y Not have continued their ongoing communications on improvements that are being made, following on from their 2018 Manifesto. This is regarding the site, the staffing, security and traffic management. The updated pledges will ensure this year’s festival will be at the highest standards for all Y Not customers.

Of the site change and Y Not’s pledges for 2018, festival organiser Simon Mawbey says, “We understand how important it is to keep the public informed every step of the way and so we hope they are reassured by the improvements being made for this year, including our new site at Aston Hill Farm.”

Tickets will be back on sale in the coming weeks, along with their line up announcement.

Y Not Festival 2018 pledges are as follows:

“As part of our plans for the 2018 festival, we promised that we’d keep you in the loop with the changes and improvements we were making.

We’ve been working really hard to make sure that when you join us in July, it’s the best Y Not it can possibly be. And it seems like a good time to give you an update on everything.

The Site

First and foremost, Y Not will be moving…next door. The drive and route to the festival will be exactly the same. We’re still based in Pikehall in the beautiful Peak District, but the new site will be the field next to the old one.

The new site allows us to address some of the challenges of the previous site location.

The new position increases the suitability and improves the number of access points for vehicles. This means better access for service vehicles (when clearing waste), emergency and site vehicles, whilst also providing better access for festival goers arriving at the festival.

This move has also allowed us to think about the layout and position of campsites in relation to the arena. The new site will have very clear routes between the campsites and arena for all festival goers, ensuring that wherever you are camped; your journey into the arenas will be as quick and easy as possible.

Traffic Management

The new site has car parks immediately accessible from the A5102, providing multiple access routes to improve the flow of traffic. More access routes will allow for traffic to be moved quickly and reduce ground stress on limited access points.


As part of our ongoing improvement of general site security, we’re excited to be working alongside Showsec; an award-winning event and venue security specialist. We will also be implementing CCTV around the site.

We’re expanding our level of Steel Shield fencing for particularly exposed areas of the site. These are taller and stronger perimeters that make the campsites considerably more secure. Alongside this, we have increased roaming patrols around the perimeter of the festival.


This year, we will be increasing personnel and management structure on site so that there will be more staff than ever before. We are also reviewing the way the way that staff and volunteers are briefed, so that all staff representing Y Not are ready and able to assist to the best of their ability.

Once again, thank you all so much for your patience and continued loyalty. We’re really excited by the improvements to Y Not and will have more updates with you soon. And we promise to keep all of you in the loop throughout the year!