Rain stops play at Y Not Festival, Indietracks gets underway

Heavy rain meant headline act The Vaccines could not play at Y Not Festival last night (28 July 2017).  A statement on the Y Not Facebook page spoke of the organiser’s putting the safety of festival-goers and bands first and foremost.

They said, “Due to adverse weather conditions The Vaccines were unable to perform.

“The safety of our guests, performers and crew is the primary concern and we regret the disappointment caused to the many individuals who were looking forward to the performance.

“Biggup to all the troopers who partied through the mud and rain today.”

The cancellation had drawn criticism on the Facebook page and other band’s, including Clean Bandit, had changed plans for their sets due to the poor weather.

Organisers say the line up today is due to go ahead as planned but more bad weather is forecast for Saturday night and into the festival’s third day. The sold out festival is held at Pikehall and is due to be headlined by the Stereophonics on Saturday 29 July.


Martha at Indietracks 2017Meanwhile at Midland Railway Centre near Ripley Indietracks Festival opened with a handful of bands on their covered stage. Kid Canaveral, Chorusgirl, and Martha took to the stage ahead of a weekend of indiepop entertainment.

You can catch the Storge team at the festival on Saturday afternoon. Sarah Lay and Pete Darrington, also of label Reckless Yes and music journalists for a number of publications, will be in conversation with Peaness and The Hayman Kupa Band in the workshop tent between 2 and 3pm.

Day tickets are still available for both Saturday, when The Wedding Present headline,  and Sunday, when the bill will be topped by The Tuts and Cate Le Bon.

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Video from Derby Telegraph.

Image of Y Not by Adam Burzynski of Strawberry Photographic.

Image of Indietracks by Nat Hudson.

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