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Dizzee Rascal and White Lies to headline this year's Y Not Festival

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: February 10, 2014

By Belinda Hargreaves

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THE LINE-UP for an ever-growing music festival in the Peak District has been announced.

Fanfare, sparkles and general stomping of feet… The Y Not engine for 2014 is humming! With early bird tickets sold out in eight minutes the organisers have now, this evening, announced some of this year’s line-up.

Two of the three headlining acts have been announced and they are: chart topping rapper Dizzee Rascal and album chart topping band of White Lies.

Festival organiser, Simon Mawby, said: “We are so excited with our first announcement and are welcoming some of the biggest names we’ve ever had to our stages.

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“The best part is this is just the beginning, with another headliner and hundreds more acts to come. It will truly be the best value Y Not ever.”

Other acts which have been confirmed for this year’s Y Not Festival, include: The Fratellis, Newton Faulkner, Reel Big Fish, Andrew W.K.(solo), The Blackout, Cerebral Ballzy, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Itch, Eliza & The Bear, Lonely The Brave, Darlia, Night Engine, Best Friends, Flyte, Brawlers, Nothing But Thieves, Nordic Giants, Black Moth, The First, Youth Man, and Hungerhoff & The Wild Roots.

Y Not Festival 2014 is set to host ten stages, with the best talent from a wide variety music genres including: rock, indie, hip hop, folk, dance, electronic, punk, blues, acoustic, reggae and roots.

But it’s not all about the bigger bands. Y Not is continuing to support up and coming talent with its long-established, purpose-built Allotment Stage.

Applications to play on this stage are managed through the Y Not Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ynotfestival. With 700 submissions already and 7,300 views, it’s a really effective way of reaching new listeners. And, free, open and fair, it gives artists the opportunity to shine at a nationally renowned festival, in front

of a beautiful audience.

Y Not Festival 2014 will take place from August 1 until August 3 at its regular venue of Pikehall in Derbyshire. Tickets are priced at £84.50 and are on sale at www.ynotfestivals.com, and include three days including camping.

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