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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The Welsh rockers have a reputation for stunning live shows and are one of the main headliners of the event. With 11 albums, including seven number ones, and 20 top-20 singles, including chart-topper Dakota, they are one of the biggest British bands around and are not to be missed.
Photo: Scarlet Page
After warming up at Sheffield's Tramlines the weekend before, the Stockport indie-popsters head to Derbyshire to headline Y Not. The band shot to fame with their eponymous chart-topping debut album in 2016 and have followed it with Cool Like You and last year's fellow chart-topper Foolish Loving Spaces.
3. Bombay Bicycle Club
In 2016, after four albums, including 2014 chart-topper So Long, See You Tomorrow, the band announced an indefinite hiatus. Three years later they reunited - and immediately took off from where they had left, with last year's long-player Everything Else Has Gone Wrong reaching number four.
4. Mr Motivator
Derrick Evans, better known as Mr Motivator, rose to fame in 1993 through appearances on the UK breakfast television show GMTV, where he performed live fitness sessions and offered tips and advice to viewers. And he is returning to Y Not to help get the party started.
Photo: Andrew Whitton