16:55 Tuesday 19 February 2013

First names on the bill as top music festival set to sell out

Written byBY JAMES BRINDLE

SOME top established and up-and-coming acts are among the first names to be released for one of Derbyshire’s biggest music festivals.

The Y Not Festival 2013 will once again take place in picturesque countryside in the Peak District featuring top music and entertainment across three days in August.

Organisers say ticket sales are up 30 per cent on last year, meaning the fast-growing festival is on the way to being sold out for the sixth year running.

The first names on the bill have been released with many more to follow but those acts confirmed offer a mouthwatering taste of what’s to come.

Among the big established names confirmed are Coventry’s finest The Enemy.

The rockers returned last year with their terrific third record Streets In The Sky which gave them their third UK Top 10 album.

Their Y Not set is sure to feature sing-a-long favourites such as Away From Here, Had Enough and We Live And Die In These Towns.

Joining them on the bill are dark rockers The Horrors.

Fronted by Faris Badwan, The Horrors have develop massively over their three albums to date to become one of the UK’s most revered rock acts and critical darlings.

Among their most well-known hits sure to get the Y Not crowd jumping are Who Can Say and the masterful Still Life.

Probably the most established name on the bill is legendary Britpop-era rockers Ash.

Led by frontman Tim Wheeler, Ash have shown great longevity since initially finding huge success in the 1990’s and remain one of the most thrilling live acts around.

Early songs such as Girl On Mars, A Life Less Ordinary, Oh Yeah and Goldfinger are as beloved by live audiences as ever, as are later songs such as the gorgeous Shining Light, Burn Baby Burn and Orpheus.

UK hip-hop act Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip will also make an appearance, along with other top acts such as folk stars Dry The River, rockers We Are The Ocean, Johnny Foreigner, Arcane Roots and Dutch Uncles.

Y Not Festival has also developed a mean reputation for introducing some of the best new talent around.

This year is no different with heavily-tipped new artists such as The 1975s and singer-songwriter Lewis Watson taking to the stage.

There is also great local interest with one of Burton’s most high profile bands of recent times, Max Raptor, on the bill.

The band look like taking in plenty of festival action this summer with the likes of the Hit the Deck Festival in Bristol and Nottingham, 2000 Trees in Cheltenham and Oxford’s Truck Festival already in the diary.

This follows successful festival appearances at the likes of Reading and Leeds and Download over the last two years.

The festival takes place over three days from Friday, August 2 to Sunday August 4 at the venue in Pikehall, Derbyshire.

Tickets are available now but are selling fast so anyone interested is urged to act quickly to avoid disappointment.

More information is available at the festival’s website at www.ynotfestivals.co.uk or by calling 01159 597908.

Under 12’s can go free to the festival, as long as they are accompanied by an adult.

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