2017 seems to be the year of banging festival lineups in the UK. Truck Festival, Kendal Calling, TRNSMT, Reading + Leeds, and with Glastonbury almost certain to have one of the greatest lineups of all time, we Brits are guaranteed to have a wonderful summer of live music. Now, another lineup has smashed its way out of hiding.
Y-Not festival is expected to be another unbelievable year with the announcement that Stereophonics, The Vaccines and Two Door Cinema Club will headline the 4 day event, with Feeder headlining the Thursday night. Also joining this trio of superb headliners will be Clean Bandit, Slaves, Maximo Park and Jake Bugg, all looking set to play as sub-headliners to the indie heavy weight headliners.
Smaller bands are also in abundance. The likes of Sundara Karma, Palace, Cabbage and Jaws will also grace the Derbyshire festival. Other noticeable bands include Tigercub, Muncie Girls and Trash who are all working their way up through the festival lineups this summer.
My Top Picks
This lineup isn’t even finished yet and its full to the brim with talent. Feeder are most defiantly going to start the festival with a bang on the Thursday night. Classic anthems such as Buck Rogers, Just A Day and Feeling A Moment will set the weekend off perfectly. Slaves look set to bring the energy and their our punk power to the festival in a set which isn’t to be missed. Brume 3 piece JAWS are another band who will hopefully draw in the crowds. Their heavier style makes for a emphatic live performance which could go down as one of the highlights of the festival.
Nothing But Thieves blew the crowd away on the main stage at Reading and Leeds last year, and they will most defiantly do the same again but at Y-Not. Another top quality indie band who are rising through the ranks are Trash. Their fast paced indie tunes are fresh and inviting. If you’re looking for a new favourite band, check out them out. Like Trash, another new band who have execrated massively in the past months are Cabbage. Their dark and twisted lyrics, mixing in with punk/psych guitar riffs similar to that of Fat White Family will make for an entertaining and unforgettable live set.
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Words by Piran Aston