Y Not Festival 2019 In A Nutshell

Music / August 5, 2019
by Johanna Roelich

Festival season has been a belter for scotts, with Isle of Wight, Tramlines, then Y Not Festival just finishing off a top season for us. Let’s give you a look-in on the weekend in the Derbyshire hills.

The sun was shining in the 35 degrees heat, people flooded through the gates, rucksacks filled to the brim (although I can guarantee the majority didn’t pack enough to prepare them for our ‘great’ British weather) and their souls showed a whole lot of spirit – if it wasn’t obvious before that this was day one, it was perfectly clear at that moment.

Thursday was a quiet one but regardless of how many bands took to the stage, the talent was big enough to make a roar around the festival, getting the fields booming with energy.

A few of us shook off the sore heads and got ready for an explosive first full day, Friday. The sun came out, the crowds were going nuts, the talent was immense and everyone was buzzing.
Don Broco, The Hunna, Ten Tonnes, Red Rum Club, Elbow, King Kartel and Gerry Cinnamon were just a few of the incredible talent to hit the stages around the field. We were spoilt for choice. If that wasn’t enough, once the artists around the field ended, Welsh DJ and all-around crackin’ girl who’s not afraid to have a laugh (Katie Owen) took over The Allotment Stage to give the crowd that last burst of fierce energy with her top DJ sets.

Saturday was a belter! We’re talking huge talent from Inhaler, RATS, Sophie and The Giants, Jax Jones, The Estevans, Planet and so many more! Too many to list. The rain didn’t get in the way of everyone having a cracking time – the same can’t be said for Sunday though…

Sunday was miserable. The weather had taken the life and soul of the party away for a solid few hours. That was until Gold Beech (ironic) kicked off the delayed day at The Allotment with a pure energising performance that everyone went mad for. I’m sure the sun even tried to come out for it… (it didn’t)

Foals, Echo and The Bunnymen, Happy Mondays, Life At The Arcade, Miles Kane, Ivory Wave and Hands Of Gretel were just a handful of the talent that stuck it out through the awful British weather and put on a performance with 110% effort.

We might be suffering from the flu now here at scotts, but overall, it was a top weekend.

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