Y-Not is taking it to the Max

ORGANISERS of this year’s Y-Not Festival have announced chart favourites Maximo Park as their Sunday night headliners.

The festival is now in its sixth year and will be held at Pikehall, near Matlock, from August 5 to 7.

The north eastern based Maximo Park, who boast two double platinum albums, A Certain Trigger and Our Earthly Pleasures, have been together since 2000 and have released a total of three albums, with hit songs Apply Some Pressure, Our Velocity and Graffiti sure to go down a treat with the Y-Not crowd.

The event’s organiser said: “We’re ecstatic with the booking. Maximo Park are a great high-profile band to cap a lineup of new and exciting music – just what Y Not is about”.

Other confirmed acts for the weekend include The Milk, Stagecoach, Karima Francis and Tellison. This year’s event will host over 80 artists across three stages. The rest of the lineup will be revealed in the coming weeks.

The festival has a capacity of 5,000 people. Aside from the music, there is a whole host of activities including yoga, African dancing, a pub quiz, dodgems and much more.

The Y-Not Festival prides itself on being a small, intimate three-day music event, held in the heart of the Peak District countryside in August. From just 500 people in the first year, the festival has gone from strength to strength and is now licensed for 4,999 people.

Y-Not aims to provide a showcase for all that is fresh and exciting in global music. From emerging talent and breaking bands to established acts, if you want to catch a band on the cusp of success this is your chance. Many of the acts across the weekend will be camping right there with everyone else, giving the whole weekend a sense of intimacy hard to find anywhere else.

Tickets for this year’s festival are priced at £65 for the full weekend with camping, and under 12s go free. They are available from the official website, at www.ynotfestivals.co.uk.