Expect surprises at Y Not Festival

There will be surprises in store for visitors to this year’s Y Not Festival, as organisers promise the event has a twist or two this year.

The multi–award winning festival has been repeatedly praised since its conception in 2005.

This year the festival is being held between August 2 and 4 at its Pikehall site.

Founder Ralph Broadbent said: “It started off with about 200 people in a quarry and it was mostly just family and friends.

“There are a lot more people nowadays, but it’s still retained its atmosphere.”

One of the new features include a bar that has blues/ Americana music and Ralph also said the petite Peak District festival boasts a few secret venues this year.

“This year we want it to have an element of excitement – hopefully it will keep people on their toes,” he added.

As well as the wide variety of home grown talent on offer at Y Not, the festival has household names this year including The Darkness and The Horrors.

A planner has been launched this year, enabling festival–goers to get the most out of their Y Not experience and plan in advance what bands they want to see.

“As the festival grows we learn more and more about what people want,” Ralph commented.

“The planner is a pioneering thing in the festival industry because there’s nothing out there at the moment that is the same.”

Further information on this year’s Y Not festival, including up to the minute news and line–up updates, is available by visiting the website ynotfestivals.co.uk.

Alternatively you can visit the festival’s facebook page, www.facebook.com/ynotfestival.