The idilic backdrop of the Peak District plays host to Y Not Festival once again. After the last two years being washouts they really have a point to prove with 2019’s incredible line up. Headliners Elbow, Two Door Cinema Club and Foals are joined by hundreds of amazing artists, so you’ll know and some you need to discover.

I’ve compiled a list of 10 of my top picks to see at Y Not Festivals so that you can get to know them and sing along live:

Twisted Wheel

Twisted Wheel are a must see at Y Not Festival this year, with a whole host of new songs from their upcoming album and fan favourites from the Manchester legends they are certainly a band to plan your schedule around.

Red Rum Club

If like me, you think there needs to be more trumpets in the music then Red Rum Club should be at the top of your list for Y Not Festival. Their debut album ‘Matador’ has been a huge success and have just completed a packed out UK tour.

The Snuts

Anthemic Scottish band The Snuts are a band certainly on the incline. They’ve landed themselves slots and Mad Cool, Y Not Festival, Live At Leeds, The Great Escape and This Is Tomorrow festival to name a few.

Ten Tonnes

After unfortunately missing his slot at Neighbourhood Festival, Ten Tonnes will have a point to prove at Y Not Festival. Ten Tonnes’ fresh sound mixes effortless melodies with catchy lyrics to create a beautiful blend.

The K’s

The K’s have gone from success to success in recent times and the only way is up for this back to basics, noisy indie rock band. Their anthemic songs are clearly influenced by bands like The Jam, The Ramones and with a huge helping of Brit Pop.


Australian “Gaze-Pop” band, Planet have followed in the footsteps of fellow Australians DMA’S and have been playing some great shows around England building up for the festival season. This band will rocket into the spotlight very quickly so don’t miss them.


Shambolics have deservedly just signed to Alan McGee & Simon Fletchers record label ‘Creation23’ and are not out of their depth with such a big signing. The Scottish “Dreamy Rock & Roll” band have been releasing brilliant songs and establishing their name up and down the UK.


Having just got back from playing L.A. USA, Lyerr are really making a name for themselves this year. The Manchester based band are ready to push onto the next level and playing Y Not Festival is a great way to start that.


Liverpool based band Factory have been making a noise all over the North of England with their incredible mix of Rock & Roll with a strong nod to the past has enabled them to support bands like SPACE and Primal Scream.


Corella are a must see festival band this summer. With their catchy indie pop sound and chilled vibe they’re perfect for watching with the sun shining a cold beer in hand (probably warm and expensive).

Written by: Stuart Daley