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Here’s a preview of all the acts appearing The Y-Not Festival on Saturday August 8th.

Click here to preview the acts on the main (Big Gin) Stage.
Click here for the acts on the Quarry Stage.
Click here for the acts on the Allotment Stage.

On each page, you’ll find a YouTube video for each act, plus links to official websites for each artists.

If you have Spotify installed, click here for a playlist featuring most of Saturday’s acts.

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The Y-Not Festival takes place in Pikehall this coming weekend, from Friday August 5th to Sunday August 9th. All tickets have now sold out.

To whet the appetites of those who are attending, we will be providing a series of previews over the next three days, starting with the acts who will be performing on Friday.

Click here to preview the acts on the main (Big Gin) Stage.
Click here for the acts on the Quarry Stage.
Click here for the acts on the Allotment Stage.

On each page, you’ll find a YouTube video for each act, plus links to official websites for each artists.

Finally, if you have Spotify installed, click here for a playlist featuring most of Friday’s acts.

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Y-Not Festival 2011

Update: Click here for previews of all this year’s acts.

This year’s Y-Not Festival takes place between Friday August 5th and Sunday August 7th, on Mouldridge Lane in Pikehall. There are three stages this year, and a line-up which includes Maximo Park, Feeder, The Go! Team, Jamie Woon, Viva Brother, New Young Pony Club, Art Brut, The Rifles, Miles Kane, Beardyman, Dananananaykroyd, The Duke Spirit, Wolf Gang and Benjamin Francis Leftwich.

Update: all tickets have sold out.

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This year’s Y-Not music festival will be taking place in the usual location in Pikehall, from August 5th to August 7th. There is an increased capacity this year, with room for 4,999 ticket holders.

Although many of this year’s acts have yet to be announced, the organisers have already booked Maxïmo Park and The Go! Team, amongst many others. The festival’s website has the details, and tickets are already on sale.

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Y-Not Festival 2010.

The atmosphere as soon as we arrived reminded me of those impromptu last-minute parties that end up being the ones you still talk about with misty-eyed nostalgia. People here were all laughing, playing, and dancing with genuine gay abandon, there was…something…different going on here. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. But I REALLY liked it.

Click here to read a full -and very positive – report of this year’s Y-Not Festival, as posted by the Nottingham arts and entertainment magazine LeftLion.

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May Bank Holiday Weekend
 Derbyshire Open Arts
Saturday 28th – Monday 31st May

A visual arts and crafts event across the county. This free event invites you to visit artists and craftspeople in their showspaces and workplaces to purchase and view their work. There are many opportunities to talk to the artists and watch them work, as well as taking in the beautiful Derbyshire scenery over the weekend.  Free brochures with maps are available to download or from libraries, tourist offices or from the artists themselves.

Ruby Hickmott will be exhibiting at this year’s event, in her home, 4 Church Walk.   She always welcomes visitors over this weekend and it is a joy to see her work.  We will be doing a separate focus on Ruby’s work during the week.


Ashbourne Festival   18th June – 4th July
Another summer of entertainment in prospect and another year of great entertainment beckons. Once again this festivals aims to bring you perennial favourites, familiar faces and well chosen internationally famous artists. Together they make up the melting pot that is Ashbourne Festival.
Ticket Sales are now open Monday – Sunday 10am – 5pm 01335 343666 or call in at Ashbourne TIC – for a full list of events click here.


Buxton Festival 7th – 25th July

The Peak District hills host a friendly crowd of opera, music and literature lovers from all over the country during July’s Buxton Festival.

A morning literary series, afternoon concerts and rarely-performed opera in the evening offer a rich and unique cultural experience, attracting big names and a faithful audience to an historic and beautiful setting.  Online booking is available.

Y not Festival – July 30th – August 1stFor one weekend a year, the gorgeous Peak District countryside of Pikehall is home to the Y-Not Festival. Y Not is an intimate music festival steering away from the huge corporate events so many others have become.   A varied and electic range of music, from country folk, to indie rock and everything in-between.  Y-Not is a showcase for all that is fresh and exciting in global music. From emerging talent and breaking bands to established acts, if you want to catch a band on the cusp of success this is your chance.

Many of the acts across the weekend will be camping right there with everyone else, giving the whole weekend a sense of intimacy hard to find anywhere else. And you may just have heard the campfire songs once that night already…

Wirksworth Festival – 10th – 26th September
with the Free Visual Arts Trails Weekend – Sat 11 & Sun 12

Great Art in Unexpected Places

Three weeks of events, with a special focus each weekend on-
Art & Architecture Trail
Contemporary Art Focus weekend of exploration and artist talks
A new Community Celebration to close the Festival.

More details including downloadable brochure will be available nearer the time

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This year’s Y-Not Festival takes place from July 30th to August 1st, at Mouldridge Lane in Pikehall. Although some acts are yet to be announced, this year’s line-up is looking stronger than ever, with more nationally recognised acts than ever before.

The Futureheads will be headling on Friday night, while The Subways and Los Campesinos! top the bill on Saturday night. Other acts include Turin Brakes, OK Go, Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, Kid British, Daisy Dares You, Darwin Deez, Little Comets, Rox and Twisted Wheel.

For more information, and to order tickets online, visit the official festival site. A full weekend ticket costs £55, or £41 if you’re between 10 and 15 years old. Under 10s can visit free of charge. Day tickets cost £24 (Sunday), £29 (Friday) and £31 (Saturday).

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Go to the Y-Not Festival for free

Volunteer Centre

We still have some volunteering opportunities for the Y-NOT FESTIVAL! (Details are attached: click here for Y-Not Festival Steward and here for Festival Green Police)

Volunteers must be age 16+ and can volunteer on the same shift as their friends which is fun.

When you are not volunteering, you are free (for free!) to enjoy the music.

For more info, contact me at the Volunteer Centre.


Debbie Webster
Volunteering Development Officer

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Derbyshire Volunteer Centre

Hi everyone,

Just to let you know we have a number of volunteering opportunities available for the Y-NOT festival (31st July – 2nd August), which, as many of you know, is located practically on our door step here in Parwich!

If you are 16 or older, and would like to volunteer, please contact me by email at: I will take your details, pass them on to the appropriate people, who will get in touch with you. If you are aged 16-25, it is a perfect opportunity to either start on your V-50 certificate, or contribute to the volunteering hours you have already accrued.

These opportunities will be going up on the do-it website: shortly. (You can apply for volunteering opportunities via the do-it website – have a look, it is pretty cool!). The minimum shift for things such as litter picking (the ‘green police’) or stewarding is 4 hours, before or after which you can enjoy the music free of charge, which is a bonus!

Best wishes and happy volunteering!

Volunteer Centre Derbyshire Dales (South)

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Y-Not Headliner Surprise

The Blog Team have received this intriguing message from the Y-Not Festival organisers:

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 Hey crazy cats!

The Y Not team are bubbling over with excitement…

We’ve just confirmed a top class act to headline the Y Not Festival on the evening of Saturday the 1st of August…

Head to our website first thing Tuesday morning to find out who it is and get your tickets booked pronto! We’ll also be announcing some other interesting acts on the day of Tues…


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Here’s a video montage of images taken at this year’s Y-Not Festival. Click the picture to activate the movie….

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Despite some heavy rain earlier in the day, the Pikehall Y-Not festival got off to a dry and bright start yesterday. Although technical problems delayed the opening of the main stage, the large acoustic tent proved to be an ideal venue to house the Friday afternoon/evening line-up. The bands alternated on stage with the scheduled acoustic artists, with an impressively quick turnaround time between each act.

Our small but enthusiastic Parwich posse witnessed a great set of performances from The Moutown Project, Anthea Neads, Esteban, comedian Ruth Cockburn, The Rusticles, Toufique Ali and our clear favourites: the splendid Whiskycats from Manchester.

As the evening sunshine poured into the tent and the crowd thrashed around wildly to an unknown, unsigned band who were clearly loving every minute, the underlying purpose of the festival – to promote undiscovered talent in a relaxed environment, surrounded by beautiful countryside – became gloriously apparent.

To view a full photoset of images from Friday, please click here. Or if you prefer, you can simply start with this image and work your way forwards.

Alternatively, click “Continue Reading” for some selected highlights:


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Commiserations to the organisers of this weekend’s Y-Not Festival: following the cancellation of Sunday’s headliners Cage The Elephant due to illness, Saturday’s headliners Mystery Jets have now pulled out, also due to illness.

The good news is that Cage The Elephant’s Sunday night slot has just been filled by the terrific Hot Club De Paris.

Best wishes to everyone involved with Y-Not, for a successful and enjoyable festival weekend.

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Today’s acts are, in order of appearance: Find yourself a new ugly Bassist, Melisma!, Orion, avanGaäd, BOY COM., The Fideal Effect, Shades, Corkstone, The Fillmore Gears, Black Alley Screens and Hot Club De Paris.

Please note that the original headliners Cage The Elephant have cancelled due to injury.

Update: Cage The Elephant have now been replaced by Hot Club De Paris.


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Today’s acts are, in order of appearance: Andy Page, Beck Lanehart, Adam Peter Smith, [name removed at artist’s request], Luke Banot, Maheda and Simon Andrews. There will also be one other act, which is yet to be announced.


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Today’s acts are, in order of appearance: Mystery Jets, Pylon Less Wires, Zambula, Lo Fi Lung, Rebel Control, Tough Love, Max Raptor, New Groove Formation, The Fallout Theory, 51/50s, Frank Turner.

Update: Mystery Jets have had to cancel their appearance, as their lead singer has fallen ill and been taken to hospital.


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Today’s acts are, in order of appearance: James ‘Bar’ Bowen, Justin Saltmeris, Nick Williams, Brynley G Jones, Ashley Hancock, Jackel, Martyn Stevens, Tony Reid and Vijay Kishore.


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Our daily six-part series continues with a look at the acts scheduled to play the main stage of the Pikehall Y-Not Festival on Friday August 1st, starting from 13:00.

Today’s acts are, in order of appearance: Smiling Ivy, The Moutown Project, Esteban, The Rusticles, Ceasefire, Whiskycats, Edison, The Virginmarys, King Furnace and Hijak Oscar.


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In the first of six daily previews of this year’s line-up at the Pikehall Y-Not Festival, we look at the acts playing the Acoustic Stage on Friday August 1st.

Acts are listed in order of appearance, with the first act due on stage at around 13:00.

Tickets can be bought on line via this link, with £5 from every ticket sale being donated to the Parwich Memorial Hall fund.

Today’s acts are: morninoonanight, Dave House, Anthea Neads, Toufique Ali, Danny Apple, David Gibb and Matt Henshaw.


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