The first acts to appear at a popular three-day Peak District music festival later this year have been unveiled, featuring some of the best up-and-coming bands alongside more established festival performers.
Three-piece indie band The Cribs and popular rockers Ash, The Enemy and The Horrors are among around 40 acts featured in the initial line-up for the 2013 Y Not Festival - with more performers yet to be announced.
One of Derbyshire’s biggest music festivals, this year’s event will run from Friday August 2 to Sunday August 4, at its regular venue at Pikehall, near Matlock.
And organisers say the event is already well on its way to being sold out for a sixth year running - with ticket sales reportedly up 30 per cent on the previous year.
The Cribs will headline the main stage on the Saturday night, with support from Ash. The Enemy will provide main stage support on Friday, with The Horrors headlining on the Sunday.
Headlining at The Quarry will be hip-hop duo Dan le sac vs Scroobius Pip and folk-rockers Dry The River.
And taking over the Giant Squid stage will be Alcopop! and Big Scary Monsters.
Other announced acts to appear at the award-winning festival include: The Twang, Dizraeli & the Small Gods, Propellers, 65DOS, Dutch Uncles, We Are The Ocean, Three Trapped Tigers, The 1975s, Lewis Watson, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Toy, Stealing Sheep, The Computers, Wet Nuns, The Family Rain, The History of Apple Pie, Sharks, Arcane Roots, Planes, Jack Martello, King Pleasure and the BB, Gnarwolves, Zico Chain, Evarose, Gallops, The Physics House Band, Rat Attack, Naymedici, Johnny Foreigner, Max Raptor, Stagecoach, Axes, Gunning for Tamar, My First Tooth, Crushing Blows.
Tickets for Y Not 2013 are on sale now, priced £79.50.
For those wanting to start the party sooner, select the Thursday entry tickets as well (an extra £12/per person) and join the Y Not a day earlier on August 1.
Visit www.ynotfestivals.co.uk for more details about tickets and this year’s line-up, or call 0115 959 7908.
The festival was winner of the Best Small Festival at last year’s UK Festival Awards, adding to The Grassroots Festival Award and the prize for Best Toilets at the 2011 UK Festival Awards.