FEATURING hookah lounges, exotic meat burger vans and The Reverend and the Makers as a surprise act Y Not Festival once again showed why it is held in such high regard.
I made my way to through the rolling hills of the Peak District to Pikehall, where the festival is held.
The sky was clear, the forecast was bright and to put the icing on the cake I only got lost once.
After arriving on site I discovered I still had the festival goers knack of carrying my Bergen rucksack, sleeping bag, tent, another rucksack, camera bag, chair and of course my cider all the way to deep within the camp site. I certainly wasn’t going to make two trips.
Thursday evening was spent getting acquainted with the site, watching Nizlopi – they did the JCB song - and failing to blow smoke rings with a cherry flavoured hookah pipe with friends. So far so good.
On Friday the big news was The Reverend and the Makers would be the unannounced special guests on The Big Gin Stage proving how the festival is attracting bigger names each year.
Following their set the Mystery Jets were forced to halt the show as the heavens opened and an electrical storm unleashed its tumult on the festival goers. But the storm failed to dampen spirits and the show was back on within the hour.
On Saturday the Kids in Glass Houses were the highlight while Ash provided the perfect opening to their set with Girl From Mars.
Stadium rockers The Darkness provided the perfect ending to the festival on Sunday.