Y Not Festival feat. University of Derby

We've teamed up with Derbyshire's Y Not music festival for an exciting partnership, with amazing new opportunities for our students - and our very own festival bar!

Music and more

Y Not Festival is back for its 13th year in Pikehall, Derbyshire, from 26-29 July 2018 and we're excited to say that we'll be seeing you there.

The University of Derby is proud to announce that we will be partnering with Y Not Festival to bring you an exciting and immersive festival experience, alongside amazing opportunities for some of our students.

There will be a great combination of bands such as The Libertines, Catfish and the Bottlemen and Kaiser Chiefs alongside unique internships for our students, creative festival coverage and our festival bar, the Derby Arms. We can't wait for the festival to begin!

Ynot Festival 2017, Derby Arms bar

Find us at the Derby Arms

The Derby Arms is your prime destination during the festival weekend. We have our very own pop-up pub that will be buzzing with activities, from a Sounds Familiar Music Quiz, Student Union DJs, Funk and Soul sessions to a spot of classic darts or bingo. You can find us next to Gold City, so you will have no excuse when it comes to dropping by between some of the best bands at the festival. We'll see you there!

Entertainment Schedule

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Y Not music festival trailer

Learn from the Best

As part of our partnership with Y Not Festival a range of exclusive specialist masterclasses with industry experts will be held at the University, so our students can create experiences that look and sound as good as this...

"It’s a crazy, competitive marketplace but Y Not Festival has been successful. It’s quite surreal. It’s a significant event now and is nationally established.” Simon Mawbey

Simon Mawbey, Y Not Festival Co-founder and Head of Marketing, delivered our first masterclass. He shared his knowledge on how to promote and market an event successfully and offered advice on how to start a festival, explaining how Y Not started life as a field party with 100 friends before becoming a yearly festival that attracts over 25,000 people.

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