Y Not make their 2018 lineup bigger than ever

Posted on 7 March 2018
By Ben Harding
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Y Not Festival makes its line up even bigger and better for 2018, with new acts The Wombats, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Razorlight, Fickle Friends, Marika Hackman, Mallory Knox, Nadia Rose and many more added to the bill.

Already announced for the summer are headliners The Libertines (Friday 27th July), Catfish and the Bottlemen (Saturday 28th July) and Jamiroquai with a UK festival exclusive on Sunday 29th July. Plus Seasick Steve, The Levellers, Circa Waves, The Amazons, Fat White Family, Buzzcocks, Moose Blood, Reverend And The Makers, The Sherlocks and tonnes more amazing acts will be making this the best summer yet for festival goers.

Joining the line up are Liverpool indie legends, The Wombats. The band released their fourth album Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life earlier this year, including infectious new single Cheetah Tongue. So with a blend of the new gems and their already legendary bangers including Let’s Dance To Joy Division and Moving To New York, this treasured trio will get the Y Not crowds going.

Since their debut release in 2001, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have made a name for themselves on a global scale. By fusing together elements of the psych, space rock, noise-pop and classic rock and roll that weave themselves across five acclaimed studio albums, BRMC live shows have often been hailed as events rather than mere gigs; a dynamic showcase of dark, brooding rock mixed with an energetic show you can’t take your eyes off. We. Cannot. Wait.

Razorlight return to The Big Gin Stage as headliners on Thursday 26th July to kick off a major weekend of music in style. Formed in 2002 by front man Johnny Borrell, and with a fresh formation, Razorlight will be bringing their much loved classics to the Y Not including America, Something Else and In The Morning – to name but a few!

Anyone who’s seen Kurupt FM in action on mockumentary “People Just Do Nothing” will know that this garage crew are crucial to any festival weekend. The lads, Beats, Grindah, Steves and Chabuddy G, will carry on their quest for world domination at Y Not festival – and we’re right behind them.

Fickle Friends fuse the perfect amount of indie and pop together, and are already making an impression on the new music scene. Now the Peaks are part of the fun.

Folk singer songwriter Marika Hackman has been stunning crowds for years. Her new record ‘Boyfriend’ is the sound of liberation, reinvention, spontaneity and collective joy. It packs a gutsier punch than anything Marika has released before and Y Not is lucky enough to witness the new Hackman.

Hot off the heels of their UK tour, Mallory Knox will no doubt be hitting Y Not festival hard. On a high from their third album Wired, you can expect to hear a run down of their previous hits as well as new material. Bring it!
UK rap starlet Nadia Rose came to the scene in 2015 with viral hits such as D.F.W.T and has been raising the bar for female rappers ever since. Back in the studio and working on her forthcoming EP, the future is bright for Nadia Rose and now the festival scene is even brighter.

Also joining the line up are a mix of home grown talent and the UK’s hottest new artists: Blaenovan, Ibibio Sound Machine, Spector, Superfood, Beans on Toast, Astroid Boys, Easy Life, Youngr, Gallops, Federation of Disco Pimp, Hellions, Estrons, Fizzy Blood, Husky Loops, Fazerdaze, Anteros, Menace Beach, Nelson Can, Slydigs, Bryde, Gaffa Tape Sandy, Holding Absence, April Towers, Black Futures and Groundculture.

Back for its thirteenth year this summer, Y Not Festival will take place in Pikehall, Derbyshire from 26th-29th July. Since 2005, when it began life as a house party spilling over into deepest Derbyshire, the event has remained home grown and true to its roots. The festival offers a glorious weekend of live music, family fun, comedy, street food and much more – all in the heart of the Peak District.

Festival organiser Simon Mawbey says, “We can’t wait for this year’s Y Not festival. With legendary acts such as BRMC, The Wombats and Razorlight added to the bill, we hope fans will see this as our biggest year yet.”

Y Not recently announced that their new and improved site will be Aston Hill Farm, 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.

In addition to the site change, Y Not have continued their ongoing communications about improvements, following on from their 2018 Manifesto. This includes the site, staffing, security and traffic management. The updated pledges will ensure this year’s festival will set the highest standards for all Y Not customers.

Tickets are on sale now at www.ynotfestival.co.uk/tickets

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