Your 2018 Band App winners are in! The voting numbers were HUGE this year and the competition was incredibly tight, but the votes have been added and the winners of the public vote to play Y Not Festival is… *drum roll please*
It was tight, but there’s no denying the hype around Prose. Fans of the Manchester based band have been blowing up our twitter feed for weeks and it’s pretty clear to see what all the excitement is about.
Their single A City. United, featuring Manchesters Survivors Choir is currently available to purchase and all proceeds go to those affected by the 2017 Manchester Arena bomb. So make sure you go and check them out, because 1. They are awesome and 2. It’s for an extremely good cause. It’s an honour to have them play!
The King’s Parade are a London based band, bringing a touch of Detroit blues to Y Not. Expect crafted sounds of The Black Keys, Alabama Shakes and Michael Kiwanaku. Then we have North Wales trio The Routines, who sing largely about real life stuff. Like working 9-5 in a job you hate! Make sure you check them out.
BBC Introducing Dean Jackson chose Cameron Sinclair Harris. The Nottinghamshire based singer-songwriter writes a unique blend of lyrically focused tunes about how we treat each other as well as how we treat ourselves, ranging from an intimate soundscape to songs that could only be described as bold anthems. Next up, Dolly and the Dinosaur will be taking the stage at Y Not this year! The 4 piece alt-rock band from Henley on Thames. Brown Lion Zoo, also deriving from Nottingham were also picked, so expect catchy melodies and fuzzy in your face breakdowns.
Olivia Nelson, we just couldn’t not with that voice! We also chose Last Seen Alive, the Brighton based energetic punk band, have very clear influencers from Paramore, Neck Deep and A Day to Remember. Finally, Boats on the Ocean a 4 piece indie/grunge band from our home town – Derbyshire!
Hunger Moon are an indie-pop duo from the West Midlands. Inspired by the cold winter evenings spent honing their sound in the industrial mystique of Digbeth, you can hear the darkness seeping through the very fabric of the sound of Hunger Moon, a blend of soft piano nuances and subtle electronics. Combined with vocalist Natalie’s ethereal falsetto, the duo have been likened to alternative pop acts such as Daughter and London Grammar.
And last, but by no means least we are so excited to welcome Lacey! The Nottingham based band have been together since they were kids and with a flurry of amazing reviews it’s very clear that they’re the next big thing to come out of the midlands.