Y Not Festival releases first names on bumper lineup: White Lies, Anteros, Sea Girls, YMA6

Y Not Festival returns with the UK’s biggest indie line-up of 2019, featuring rising stars alongside a range of musical icons.

Crossing the Peaks to kick things off are local legends, Elbow. The critically-lauded Mancunian band, lead by frontman Guy Garvey, are known for their beautifully soaring anthems such as ‘One Day Like This’. With an array of hits; new and old you’ll be singing along with an entire crowd for this one.

Irish indie trio Two Door Cinema Club have some unfinished business for Y Not Festival. As returning headliners, they’re bringing their A-game this summer and some brand new bangers along the way. TDCC’s first EP was released in 2009 and grew into a triumph with the success of single “Something Good Can Work.” – a song that continues to be an essential summer anthem nearly ten years on!

Returning to the spotlight – rock heroes Foals will be finishing an unbelievable weekend of music, choosing Y Not to play as part of their limited run of UK shows in 2019. This year sees them release two albums, with the first arriving on March 8th and part 2 in the autumn. ‘Exits’, the first single from their upcoming twin albums, Everything Saved Will Not Be Lost. It’s a huge year for Foals and Y Not is in on the action.

Elsewhere on the bill, Wolf Alice are making their Y Not debut after a huge Grammy-nominated first album and Mercury Prize-winning second. Then there’s indie royalty in the form of Franz Ferdinand, ever-evolving pop-punk heroes You Me At Six, Salford legends Happy Mondays and band of the hour, IDLES. They are joined by White Lies, Gerry Cinnamon, Miles Kane, The Hunna and many more to round out the biggest UK indie-rock line-up of the year.

Y Not organisers have said “After an amazing 2018 festival, we’re so happy to have a 2019 line-up bursting at the seams. We’ve got a huge mix of new and old faces to the Derbyshire Dales, with massive returns from classic bands such as White Lies, plus the huge welcomes to the UK’s hottest emerging stars like Idles and Mahalia. Not forgetting 3 huge headliners.

Back for its 14th year this summer, Y Not will take place in Pikehall, Derbyshire from 25th-28th July. Since 2005 Y Not Festival began life as an over-spilling house party in deepest Derbyshire. With panoramic countryside views, a fully stocked bar of local ales, a mouth-watering selection of food and more live music than you can shake a stick at…Y Not has all bases covered.

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