Y Not is an independent music festival in the UK’s Peak District National Park, welcoming a line-up of rock, indie and electronic music to the beautiful countryside each summer.

Starting life as a house party in 2005, the party spilt over into a festival in some of the most stunning countryside around. A previous winner of the UK’s Best Small Festival, Y Not has come a long way since its humble beginnings nearly 15 years ago, and now plays host to some of music’s greatest names, from Noel Gallagher to Snoop Dogg.

This year you can look forward to artists such as Elbow, Franz Ferdinand, Wolf Alice, Miles Kane, Wretch 32, Jax Jones, Professor Green plus many more.


Beyond the music, festival-goers can also enjoy a variety of local ales, themed cocktails, mouth-watering food, a carnival, crazy golf, comedy, an in-house cinema and an epic paint fight, all in the company of panoramic, lush countryside views.


Elbow: The Brit Award winning melancholic and emotional guitar-based band from Manchester, full of romantic realism and epic stadium anthems. Guy Garvey and the boys became the soundtrack to almost every major sporting event, fireworks display or emotional ‘journey’ on television with their symphonic powerful anthem ‘One Day Like This’ (plus they recorded ‘First Steps’ as the BBC theme for the 2012 London Olympics). Their impressive back catalogue includes 6 UK top 10 albums, with 2014’s ‘The Take Off And Landing Of Everything’ and 2017’s ‘Little Fictions’ both reaching the number 1 position.

Two Door Cinema Club: The Irish Indie-electro-pop three-piece formed in 2007, when founding members Alex Trimble and Sam Halliday met at Bangor Grammar school and subsequently teamed up with Kevin Baird. Characterised by the band’s short, sharp songs with punky overtones and indie sensibilities, the County Down boys achieved a UK no.1 album in 2012 with their 2nd release ‘Beacon’ on French independent label Kitsuné. Their success led them to signing with Parlophone for their 2016 3rd album ‘Gameshow’. Their 4th release; ‘False Alarm’, follows in June 2019.

Foals: From playing chaotic house parties in their home city of Oxford to becoming major festival headliners across Europe, Foals’ trajectory has been remarkable. Since forming in 2005 they’ve earned critical acclaim (NME and Q Award wins, plus Mercury Prize, Ivor Novello and BRIT Award nominations) and fan devotion (1.7 million sales of their four Gold-certified albums, plus over half a billion streams at Spotify since 2015) in equal measure. And while the majority of contemporaries have fallen by the wayside, Foals continue to hit new peaks.

Franz Ferdinand: Cheeky and charismatic four-piece from Scotland, pedalling angular, arty and knowing indie-pop. In 2004 they won the hearts of the music press and public alike – their best-selling, eponymously-named debut album scooping the much-coveted Mercury Music Prize. With choppy, catchy hooks, bohemian tongue-in-cheek lyrics and a fantastic live show, they’re a breath of fresh air into the world of the beautiful indie people.

You Me At Six: The Surrey quintet and Kerrang! favourites have made a name for themselves over the past few years with their catchy melodies, snappy lyrics and hip-wriggling instrumentals. Their brand of emo rock with poppy hooks has perhaps made them the UK’s answer to Incubus.

After selling over 76,000 tickets across the UK in 2017, You Me At Six are undoubted heavyweights of the UK rock scene, filling the largest venues wherever they go. Their phenomenal live career speaks for itself, having sold out arena tours in the UK, headlining both the NME/Radio 1 stage at Reading & Leeds 2017 and the second stage at Download 2018.

Wolf Alice: North London’s Wolf Alice take their name from a book by Angela Carter. Originally a solo project for frontwoman Ellie Roswell, it soon expanded into a full four-piece band with Joff Oddie (guitar, vocals), Theo Ellis (bass) and Joel Amey (drums, vocals).

Eloquently described by Clash Magazine as ‘the lovechild of folk and grunge’, Wolf Alice’s off-kilter sound has seen folky vocals combine with the alt-rock of 90’s bands like Hole and Elastica.

Don Broco: Having formed officially in 2008 after a number of years playing together, and in various other bands, vocalist Rob Damiani, guitarist Simon Delaney, bassist Tom Doyle and drummer Matt Donnelly have honed the art of rock music with a gloriously melodic edge.


25th – 28th July 2019

Tier 4 Weekend Camping Ticket: £139.50 + booking fee & postage

Tier 3 Weekend Camping Ticket: £129.50 + booking fee & postage

10 Ticket Package (Buy 9 Weekend Tickets & Get 1 Free): £1255.50 + booking fee & postage

Parking: £20 + booking fee & postage

For more ticket information check out: https://ynotfestival.com/tickets/


Address: Mouldridge Lane, Pikehall, Matlock, DE4 2PH

Any queries regarding purchased tickets please email: ticketing@ynotfestival.com

Even though most queries can be answered over email, sometimes it can be good to speak to someone so you can call our customer service team on 0161 768 5092, calls are free of charge and they are open 9am – 8pm Monday to Friday.

For general queries about the festival please drop us a line at hello@ynotfestival.com. If your enquiry is regarding lost property, please email lostproperty@ynotfestival.com

For further news and information visit the official site here: https://ynotfestival.com/