For one weekend a year, the gorgeous Peak District countryside becomes home to the Y Not Festival.
There has been steady, organic growth since it began life as a gathering of young people attending an overspilling house party in deepest, darkest, Derbyshirest, Derbyshire. But it does retain the carefree, good-time atmosphere of those original, dawning years.
The festival is still run by the same small team of passionate enthusiasts it was all those years ago (albeit a little older and a little wiser), but with the same ethos at heart – great people having a great time makes a great festival.
Stunning panoramic views of the countryside, a fully stocked bar of local ales and ciders, a mouth-watering selection of food and more live music than you could ever possibly take in.
All you need to provide is the memories (and a killer fancy dress outfit).
Last year's lineup
2020 line up announced so far...
Craig David presents TS5
Bombay Bicycle Club
Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls
Beans on Toast
The Altered Hours
Chapter And Verse
The Pearl Harts
Shaun Williamson presents Barryoke
The Lancashire Hotpots
King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys
London Astrobeat Orchestra
Y Not Festival information & FAQs
Travelling to/from the festival
For those of you with a handy sat nav, or a good old fashioned map, getting here couldn’t be easier:
Mouldridge Lane, Pikehall Nr Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 2PH.
Signs will be around the area directing you to the site.
If you are coming by car and would like to be green, please see our GoCarShare tab where you can find out more about meeting new friends and saving the environment before you get to the festival.
By Public Transport
Our nearest train stations are Buxton and Matlock (please note this is NOT Matlock Bath). Unfortunately, there are no public bus services that run to the site. However, we organise a shuttle bus that takes festival goers from these two stations to the festival site. Details of this bus are announced via our Facebook/Twitter/Website/Mailing early in 2013.
We organise a shuttle bus from the nearest train stations, Matlock and Buxton, to the festival site. Tickets can be purchased here.