After last year’s enforced hiatus, Y Not has confirmed its return in 2021 – with a string of big name acts.
Jason Oakley, festival managing director, said: “After a tough year for live music, there’s finally some light at the end of the tunnel and we can’t wait to welcome everyone back to the Y Not Festival for the celebration we all deserve.
“Thank you for sticking with us and we can’t wait to see you all there.”
From Sterephonics to Chesterfield’s own Clear Vinyl, here are 13 acts you can catch at Y Not this year.
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9. Clear Vinyl
It's just a quick trip down the road for the Chesterfield alt-pop band.
Photo: Roe-Parkin Creative
10. Jade Bird
Like Adele, Amy Winehouse, Leona Lewis, Katie Melua and Kate Nash before her, Jade is a former student of the famous BRIT School. The folk and Americana-influenced singer's eponymous debut album went top-10 in the UK on its release in 2019 - and topped the US Americana and Heatseekers charts.
The Brighton folk-rockers formed in 1988 and are still going strong - their 2020 album Peace reached number eight - but enjoyed their biggest success in the Nineties with three top-five albums, including 1995 chart-topper Zeitgeist.
12. Jake Bugg
The Nottingham indie-rock singer-songwriter releases his fifth album, Saturday Night, Sunday Morning, in August, after his debut topped the charts in 2012 - when he was aged just 18 - and three follow-ups made the top-10.