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Y Not Festival – Derbyshire 25/26/27/28th July 2019

For one weekend a year Y Not Festival arrives in the Peak District. Starting life as a house party in 2005, our party spilt over into a festival in some of the most stunning countryside around. Some 14 years on, we still have the same ethos at heart – Enjoy amazing music, great food and carefree fun in the heart of the beautiful Peak District


Expect a line-up you won’t see anywhere else in the Peak District, alongside panoramic country views. Each year we see some of the biggest names in Indie, Rock & Pop. Pikehall has played home to artists from Noel Gallagher… to Snoop Dogg.


It’s not just about the music. Y Not is a jam-packed weekend with countless things to do. From comedy, paint fights and carnivals to our very own in-house cinema plus a top secret venue thrown in for good measure, you won’t want Monday to roll around! All you need to bring is yourself, some wellies, a killer fancy dress outfit and a strong appreciation of colour.

Whether you’re a Y Not first -timer or a hardened veteran, there’s check out Festival Safe for some handy hints and tips to have the best weekend:

  • Confused about what tent to buy?
  • Wondering how you’re going to cope with the toilets?
  • Need a ready-made kit list of what to bring?!

Festival Safe have got the facts on staying safe and having fun at festivals.


We have multiple themed bars, alongside our tent of locally brewed Ales ‘The Watchtower’. Expect mouth watering street food, that caters for everyone and there’ll definitely be a mac & cheese van…

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The Big Bake at Markeaton Park 2017 – Saturday 17th to Sunday 18th June


The Great Food and Drink Festivals are delighted to present to you ‘The Big Bake’ which will take place at Markeaton Park in June (17th/18th).

There will be a host of well known celebrity bakers taking to our kitchen demonstration theatre, where they will be showing you how to make the perfect cakes and how to avoid that soggy bottom.

Event organisers promise a fantastic weekend of food and drink, cooking and baking demonstrations as well as a host of activities for the whole family.

The search is on for local budding bakers from the region to present their masterpieces ranging from Bread to Tray Bakes to compete for some fabulous prizes and be crowned champion.

Along side all of this we will have a fully licensed bars selling local ales, ciders and a wonderful array of gins and cocktails.

The event has a vast range of hot and cold food producers selling artisan products from the local region, along with a range of crafts and home and garden products.


Image Credits: www.greatfoodanddrinkfestivals.co.uk

Y Not Festival 2017 – Thursday 27th July to Sunday 30th July


Y Not festival is a weekend live music event held in the Peak District country, it is self-described as a ‘Small Fresh & Loud Music Festival’, which annually puts on a varied programme covering everything from country folk to indie rock. The Peak District, with its rolling green hills, provides a gorgeous backdrop to 3 days of music and camping.

The festival has been steadily growing in popularity, and won the 2012 ‘Best Small Festival Award’ at the UK festival awards.

The festival also prides itself in providing the very best in locally brewed ales, ciders, cocktails and other celebrated produce.



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Ruddfest 2017 – Thursday 1st June to Sunday 4th June


Ruddfest, Ruddington’s annual beer and cider festival, will be making a welcome return Thursday 1st June to Sunday 4th June, with over 150 tipples on offer for thirsty visitors to enjoy.

As in previous years, the festival will be celebrating local products, with many of the ales and ciders sourced from East Midlands breweries including Castle Rock, Shipstone’s, Navigation, Nottingham Brewery and The Bottle Kicking Cider Company, to name just a few.

Says John: ‘We’re still finalising the entertainments programme, so keep an eye on the Ruddfest Facebook page for the latest news and event timings. You’ll also find information at each participating pub’s own website and social media pages, and at the official Ruddfest website, www.ruddfest.co.uk. And look out for the beer and cider lists, plus tasting notes, for each venue, which will be published nearer the time.




Image Credit: #ruddfest twitter page