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Y Not? Festival 2017 – Nextfest Preview

Y Not? Festival heads back to Derbyshire’s Peak District between 27th and 30th July for another huge shindig. Previous festivals (since the 2006 inaugural event) have included top artists such as The CoralSnoop DogWe Are Scientists, and Mystery Jets.

This year’s festival looks to be no different in terms of the acts they have lined up to play across the whopping TWELVE stages. The festival has confirmed that its headliners are The VaccinesStereophonics, and Two Door Cinema Club, but there are tonnes of other acts playing as well, who we think you should at least attempt to catch a glimpse of.

Getting the party started Thursday night are Feeder, who head to Y Not? off the back of their sold out UK tour. You can expect to hear plenty of new material from their critically-acclaimed All Bright Electric album, along with classics such as Just A Day and Buck Rogers, which will get the crowd nicely warmed up for the weekend ahead.

Heading into the weekend, the Neon Coconut stage brings you the one and only Freestylers for some Friday fun. The band have been about, in one form or another, for almost 25 years now, so you know they’ve pretty much racked up an impressively large selection of albums, EPs, and singles. There should be plenty of breaks flying about for you to get down to, so definitely don’t miss these guys.

If you like your roots-reggae, then you’ll be wanting to check out Sinai Soundsystem‘s helmsman, Cheff as he takes his show to the Bassweight TentSinai Soundsystem is one of the most well-known in Sheffield and if you’re down for a bit of chestplate rattling bass then you should check Cheff out. Just be prepared for something way off the Richter scale.

Photo: Justine Trickett

We also highly recommend checking out a bit of Shvpes. The Brummie five-piece metalheads will definitely be bringing the riot to Friday on the Giant Squid stage. Their most recent album, Pain. Joy. Ecstasy. Despair, released in 2016, was done so to critical acclaim. You can expect a shedload of post-hardcore thrashing from this lot, so prepare to get in the middle of the mosh pit.

Finally, you should pop back over to The Neon Coconut on Sunday, as it offers the opportunity to catch one of dance music’s most revered icons, Norman Jay. Often attributed with first coining the term rare grooveJay‘s musical knowledge knows no bounds, and his diversity and versatility behind the wheels ensures that his sets are never dull. You can expect to hear house, funk, soul, and jazz in Norman Jay sets, so strap in and prepare for a good old boogie.

Photo: Justine Trickett

In the interests of keeping the festival open to everyone, organisers have arranged a comprehensive kids and family section that you can ensure the little ones are kept occupied. There will be a range of activities, including parades, costume making, circus skills and much more.

For the full programme & line-up planner click here.

For more information check out our Y Not Festival page.

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