These are the artists you can expect to see at Y Not Festival, including Elbow, Two Door Cinema Club, Foals and Britain's Got Talent winner Lost Voice Guy

Elbow, Two Door Cinema Club and Foals are all headlining the Y Not festival this weekend.

By Rochelle Barrand
Wednesday, 26 June, 2019, 11:51
Fans enjoy music at a previous Y Not Festival.

The festival, which is back for its 14th year, will return to Pikehall near Matlock, Derbyshire, today. The music will keep going until Sunday July 28, and people are invited to camp to enjoy the full experience.

Each year, the festival attracts some of the biggest names in indie, rock and pop, meaning there will be performances that everyone will enjoy.

Other artists attendees can see include Wolf Alice, Franz Ferdinand, You Me At Six, White Lies, Gerry Cinnamon, Miles Kane, The Hunna, IDLES, Professor Green, Rat Boy, Kate Nash, The Big Moon, The Rifles, The Damned, Skinny Lister, Fontaines D.C., Sea Girls, Ten Tonnes, along with many more.

Festival organisers said they were looking forward to welcoming both music icons and new and rising stars to the festival.

“After an amazing 2018 festival, we’re so happy to have a 2019 line-up bursting at the seams.

“We’ve got a huge mix of new and old faces to the Derbyshire Dales, with massive returns from classic bands such as White Lies, plus the huge welcomes to the UK’s hottest emerging stars like Idles and Mahalia, and not forgetting three huge headliners.”

Although indie and rock music is at its core, the festival offers over ten stages which cover nearly every genre you can imagine.

One venue, named The Quarry, is where anything goes. It’s hosted grime, pop and punk artists and more.

The Giant Squid venue is a punk and rock stage, but if people prefer they can visit the Barnacle Beats venue which is a drum and bass tent. For 80s music fans, there's Club Malibu where a great karaoke sing-a-long is always happening.

For a chance to see up-and-coming bands, music lovers should visit The Allotment, where each year they can see a selection of indie-rock bands, from Sheffield and further afield.

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It’s not just about the music at the festival. Y Not is a jam-packed weekend with countless things to do for all the family.

There will also be comedy, paint fights, carnivals, an in-house cinema plus a top secret venue.

The comedians who will be keeping visitors laughing throughout the weekend are Phil Jupitus, Britian’s Got Talent winner Lost Voice Guy and Shappi Khorsandi.

The comedians will be performing in the Flamingo Jacks venue, which appeared at the festival for the first time last year and will be returning this year after being well received by guests in 2018.

For young children, there will be the Strawberry Fields venue, which will host pirate shows and workshops, including circus skills.

There will be plenty of delicious food available to keep visitors’ energy going over the four-day event.

There wil be multiple themed bars, alongside a tent of locally brewed ales, lots of street food, and even a mac and cheese van.

For more information about the festival, and to get your tickets, please visit ynotfestival.com.

Please visit Y Not festival social media pages at www.facebook.com/ynotfestival, www.twitter.com/ynotfestival and also www.instagram.com/ynotfestival.