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Y Not Festival 2016 - Who to check out on the Allotment Stage

In just a few days, the gates will open for Y Not Festival 2016. Last week organisers announced the event was a sell-out, as well as releasing the line-up for the Allotment – the festival’s showcase stage for unsigned and emerging talent.

This year the stage is being hosted and curated by This Feeling, in association with Jack Daniels. This Feeling have been all over the festival scene this year, exhitibing and supporting best of the best new music.

We could not be more excited about some of the acts they’ve got lined up for the Allotment, so we’ve decided to round up a few to keep an ear out for.

Bang Bang Romeo

Yorkshire’s Bang Bang Romeo are hot property at the moment. This four piece are quite simply a must see, a powerhouse of atmospheric guitar riffs and a frontwoman whose vocal prowess will have you memorised. Their new single Invitation premiered on Radio X a few weeks ago and it’s a belter.

Liberty Ship

Liberty Ship Are one of Sheffield’s latest outputs. The four piece give the nod to The La’s both in name and sound. Latest single ‘Don’t Wish’ is a catchy and infectious number, be sure to see them on the Sunday.

Broken Hands

Canterbury’s Broken Hands are next on the list, bringing something a bit heavier and in your face to proceedings. There massive sound and mammoth guitar riffs will have you bouncing around in no time.

Black Honey

The super cool garage grunge vibes of Black Honey are something you need to make time for while at Y Not. Think 90s infused shoegaze, with Lana Del Rey-esque vocals from lead singer Izzy Phillips.


Carnabells from Leeds get the nod next. This happy go lucky indie five piece are guaranteed to do the job and play the perfect part to any summer festival soundtrack. Synth infused indie-pop with catchy vocal hooks and jangly guitar riffs to set the vibe.

Check out the rest of the line up below: