Y Not Festival x University of Derby

We've teamed up with Y Not Festival for an exciting partnership!

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 new opportunities for our students.

With a huge combination of bands such as The Libertines, Catfish and the Bottlemen and Kaiser Chiefs alongside unique internships, creative festival coverage and our very own festival bar, we can't wait for the festival to begin!

Find us at the Derby Arms...

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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 to a spot of classic darts or bingo. You can find us right next to The Quarry, 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!

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.