Y Not Festival launch sustainability scheme Keep The Peaks Green
Y Not Festival is back! We return to the beautiful setting of the Peak District this July after a fantastic 2018 and to kick things off this year, we’re putting the focus on the most precious part of the festival – our environment.
Our new campaign ‘Keep The Peaks Green’ aims to target sustainability for the festival by cutting out plastic, boosting on recycling and reducing our landfill waste. We are encouraging customers to hand in litter to us, take tents home with them or sign up to use tents already on site at the new Pitch Village.
Though there isn’t a more idyllic spot for Y Not, we recognise that running a festival on this site has a direct impact, both positive and negative, on the natural environment. So, we are making even bigger efforts to be sustainable and kind to the earth with the launch of our new ‘Keep The Peaks Green’ campaign. The scheme offers a number of ways both the festival and you can be savvier and more sustainable with your plastic use, litter and even your tents! The new implementations for Y Not Festival 2019 include:
We are introducing a Litter Bond once tickets are on sale on Tuesday 29th January. This means that ALL bookings will have a compulsory £10 deposit per booking. All you need to do is hand in a bag of rubbish at the festival and you will be reimbursed a tenner!
Following suit from last year, all single used plastics are prohibited for our traders. We’ll also be bringing back our 10p cup scheme, for every cup you collect and hand in – we’ll give you 10p!
We’re introducing our new camping zone Pitch Village for the first time in the festival’s history. Here we will provide you with a tent, put it up for you and put it back down. By choosing Pitch Village, you won’t need to pack anything away at the end of the weekend – phew!
Aside from handing in your litter and cups to us, there are even more small things you can do to make a big difference and help keep the Peaks green!
Cut down the plastic you bring – please try not to bring single used plastic bottles. Bring refillable water bottles, and we have water points all over the site to make it nice and easy.
Take your tent home – leaving your tent to go into landfill has huge environmental impact. If you can pack up and take your tent home to use again, that one of the most beneficial things you can do to help the environment.
For more information on our scheme, please visit www.ynotfestival.com
Line up news for 2019 is coming this February. Keep a look out!
Back for its 14th year this summer, Y Not will take place in Pikehall, Derbyshire from 25th-28th July. Since 2005, when it began life as a houseparty spilling over into deepest Derbyshire, the event has remained home grown and true to its roots. With panoramic countryside views, a fully stocked bar of local ales, a mouth-watering selection of food and more live music than you can shake a stick at… Y Notis a whole weekend of good music, good food and care-free fun in the middle of the beautiful Peak District.
Y Not Festival organisers have said, “We are lucky enough to have the stunning setting of the Peak District as our site and so it’s integral that we protect it for years to come. The ‘Keep The Peaks Green’ scheme offers plenty of opportunity to do this in simple yet effective ways and we’re really looking forward to customers getting on board!”
Last year’s festival included The Libertines, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Jamiroquai, Kaiser Chiefs, Manic Street Preachers and many more. Line up for 2019 are to be announced next month.
For 2018, Y Notmoved to their new and improved site on Aston Hill Farm, adjacent to the previous site on Mouldridge Lane. The festival took place in the unbeatable setting of the Peak District and the benefits of the location include clearer routes for festival-goers and improved access for service vehicles.
In addition to the site change, Y Not have continued their ongoing communications about improvements, following on from their 2018 Manifesto. This includes the site, staffing, security and traffic management.
Tickets go on sale January 29that www.ynotfestival.com/tickets
Tickets & Prices
Adult Weekend Camping Tickets £119.50
Youth Weekend Camping Tickets (aged 13-17) £119.50
Family Weekend Camping Tickets £119.50
Child Weekend Camping Tickets (12 and under) FREE