With Y Not returning bigger and better this year, it didn’t disappoint the 1000’s of festival goers who wanted to enjoy the only festival located in the heart of the Peak District. With headliners this year including White Lies, Dizzee Rascal and Frank Turner, the main stage had a feast of different music for everyone to enjoy.

The atmosphere at Y Not this year was incredible, with a great selection of Beer, Ale, Cider and food on offer there was always a chance to try something new. The personal favourite was the Nachos and Falafel to stop the late night alcohol munchies.

Y Not

We stumbled across so many amazing bands and singers in the smaller tents with too many to list here. But it showed us how much great talent their is at festivals such as Y Not. The Saloon Bar was an absolutely amazing place to relax with a beer and listen to quality music throughout the day (and night!).

With the rain holding off for the majority of the weekend the sites looked great basked in sunshine (it also helped the increasingly worsening mud situation). However this didn’t stop some drunk revelers mud sliding, which I am sure they regretted in the morning!

Catfish and the Bottlemen, who have recently enjoyed a lot of Radio 1 airtime seems incredibley humbled to be playing main stage on Saturday, pumping out their single “Fallout” to a excited crowd.  Other Saturday favourites included Saint Raymond, who played the Quarry stage ahead of them supporting Ed Sheeran on his U.K Tour. As a fan previously, they are even better live than on their EP.

Main Stage - Y Not

With Frank Turner closing Y Not 2014, the organisers could not have chosen someone more suited to the feel of Y Not. Playing classics from all his previous released including “The Way I Tend To Be” and “Polaroid Picture” he delivered a punchy and emotional final performance.  During the his final few songs, he also brought his crew on stage who did motivational star jumps as a type of “thank you from Frank” for their help.


Y Not 2014 was an absolute pleasure, with festival goers of all ages (including families), a great selection of beer, food and bands it will surely be the first festival you put in your diary for 2015! We know we have!

You can buy your Y Not 2015 Tickets here!