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Indie heroes Ocean Colour Scene and Johnny Marr join Y Not festival’s huge 10thanniversary line-up

The hills, or more appropriately the Peaks, will be alive with the sound of indie, rock and pop when Y Not sets up camp in Derbyshire 31st July to 2nd August. Ocean Colour Scene and Johnny Marr are amongst the latest additions to the festival’s 10th anniversary line-up. Tickets starting at £89.50 are on sale now via 

 Also celebrating a significant year, Ocean Colour Scene are announced for Y Not festival just weeks after the completion of their 25th anniversary tour. The Moseley-formed quartet come armed with belters like ‘The Day We Caught the Train’ many more from a 10-album back catalogue. ‘Godlike Genius’, as dubbed by NME, Johnny Marr is next to step up to the plate. The former Smiths’ guitarist and solo artist in his own right garners the upmost respect from music fans who flock to his iconic sound.

Elsewhere amongst additions are Florida’s ska punkers Less Than Jake who’ll be on hand to keep crowds jumping, also heading to Derbyshire from the States will be New York indie trio We Are Scientists. 

Stepping up to the mic will next be Jon ‘The Reverend’ McClure and friends, better known to the music world as Reverend & The Makers. Rock of widescreen proportions will come courtesy of Augustines, post-hardcore quartet Don Broco and alternative metal outfit Young Guns. ‘Solo Dancing’ singer Indiana serves up sleek electropop whilst for those looking for something completely different, Y Not welcomes comedy folk outfit The Lancashire Hotpots.

Diversity continues across Y Not’s stages with Japanese psychedelic noise wielders Bo Ningen, alt R&B singer and Games of Thrones actor Raleigh Ritchie and rap/metal fusers Hacktivist.

Mancunian grunge band Nine Black Alps and screaming mathcore specialists Rolo Tomassi are set to keep things loud, flanked closely by The Bohicas, rockers LTNT and Solemn Sun. 

Blues-tinged singer Kim Churchill and the soulful Jake Isaacs add a different hue to the airwaves, and last but by no means least things are turned back up to 11 for metallers Zoax.

Winner of ‘Best Small Festival’ at the 2012 UK Festival Awards, Y Not returns in 2015 to celebrate in style. Friends, fans and newcomers are invited to enjoy panoramic countryside views sound-tracked by fresh and loud sounds from bands both up-and-coming and superstar in stance. 

Tickets priced only £89.50 are available now from

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