5:29 PM 3rd February 2023
Y Not Festival Announces Line-Up
Y Not Festival has revealed its first wave of acts for 2023. The festival is held in Pikehall just 25 miles south of Sheffield.
Triumphantly returning last year after two years away, the sixteenth edition of the North’s three day music festival is back on 28th - 30th July.
Headlining are award-winning alternative duo Royal Blood, rock giants Kasabian, legendary musician Paul Weller, plus Ivor Novello winners Bombay Bicycle Club will get the party started early on Thursday.
Opening the weekend on Friday night are BRIT Award winners and epic live act, Royal Blood. Emerging onto the scene in 2013, the duo have cultivated a reputation for outstanding live shows, complete with high volume, scuzzy riffs and blustering energy, with accolades from NME and Q to prove it. They’ll warm up for their massive Y Not headline show by touring with Muse around the UK and Europe, before bringing their very best to Derbyshire.
One of Britain’s biggest live rock bands Kasabian will take to the stage on Saturday. Serge Pizzorno, bassist Chris Edwards, drummer Ian Matthews and guitarist Tim Carter headline Y Not festival for the first time. Winning multiple awards for their live performances and consistently selling out tours, expect an amazing show fuelled by their trademark swagger.
On Sunday night the incredible Paul Weller will close out the weekend. It's his first appearance at the festival and another huge headliner. Beginning his musical career by leading British punk-rock band The Jam, Weller went on to forge his own massively successful solo career.
Getting the party started early on Thursday night are fan favourites Bombay Bicycle Club. After announcing a hiatus in 2016, the Mercury Prize nominees and Ivor Novello winners made a welcomed return with 2020’s album Everything Else Has Gone Wrong, which debuted at No.1 in the UK Official Charts. The band recently teased that they’re recording new music soon, meaning there could be some brand new material during their Y Not performance…
Playing alongside these fantastic headliners are The Wombats, and Manchester rock band and BRIT Award nominees James, plus Australian three-piece DMA’S.
Further additions to the line-up include pop star on-the-rise Maisie Peters, celebrated rockers The Charlatans, chart-topping icon Sophie Ellis-Bextor, boundary-pushing modern pop group Everything Everything, BRITs Rising Star nominee beabadoobee, BRIT Award winner Kate Nash, Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall, and many more