We wouldn’t be able to a preview of Y Not Festival without including a special mention for ‘The Allotment’ stage hosted by ‘This Feeling’. ‘This Feeling’ are the country’s biggest and best promotors of new music and have formidable support from the likes of Noel Gallagher, Pete Doherty, Kasabian and many others. ‘This Feeling’ have had their own stages on festivals all summer and have been putting on lineups as impressive as the mainstage.

Our top picks for ‘The Allotment’ stage are:

The Spitfires
The Spitfires are a 4 pieces band from Watford who cross sounds from The Clash and The Jam with a Soul and Ska vibe. The Spitfires are sure to put on a performance that will stand out and they bring something a little different to the music scene.

Misfires are the next big indie band to follow in the footsteps of Catfish and the Bottlemen and The Sherlocks. Their catchy guitar based sound is taking over a young audience who are falling in love with indie music the same as the previous generation did with Arctic Monkeys.

No Hot Ashes
Cropping up on almost all our festival previews are Stockport band No Hot Ashes. With their unique funk sound and distinct vocals No Hot Ashes are sure to be one of the best performances on ‘The Allotment’ stage. No Hot Ashes’ name is soon to become a household name for music lovers as they rapidly grow from success to success and will certainly be playing on bigger stages soon.

Cassia encapsulate the perfect festival sound with their jangly guitar music that instantly makes you want to lie in a field and spend the days with your friends. Having recently been added the Radio 1 playlist Cassia have rapidly shot to success, and it’s well deserved with incredible songs like ‘100 Times Over’ and ‘Paradise Beach’.

White Room
White Room are one of the heavier bands on ‘The Allotment’ stage with their psychedelic sound which still hooks you in and has you singing along. The Brighton based five-piece are a favourite of ‘This Feeling’s’ and have played many shows across the country and gathered a great following that will undoubtably be making themselves known at the front of the stage.

Words: Stuart Daley