Ones to Watch: Our list of artists you shouldn’t miss in 2021’s Y NOT Festival


Y NOT Festival comes back this summer after having to postpone 2020’s edition due to covid restrictions and we can’t wait to finally see all of our favourite bands live. With some new additions to 2020’s line up like Fontaines D.C. and Stereophonics, and other artists that had been previously confirmed like Bombay Bicycle Club, 2021’s Y NOT is something you don’t want to miss.



Similar Artists: 
Idles, Sports Team, Shame.
“Televised Mind”, “Too Real”, “A Hero’s Death”

First up we have Fontaines D.C., with only two studio albums but already with a Grammy nomination. The Irish post-punk band were nominated for Best Rock Album for A Hero’s Death, their latest work and we can tell this won’t be the last one. Listen to “A Lucid Dream” here:


Similar Artists: 
Sundara Karma, Sea Girls, Vistas.
“Sad Happy”, “Movies”, “The Things We Knew Last Night”

The next artist we’ve selected for our list is Circa Waves, formed in Liverpool in 2013. With four studio albums, we can’t think of a song we wouldn’t want to sing along to during this year’s Y NOT Festival. Check out their latest single “Lemonade” featuring Alfie Templeman who is also performing in Y NOT 2021!


Similar Artists: 
The Japanese House, No Rome, Wolf Alice.
“Eighteen”, “Easy”, “Television Romance”

Next up we have Pale Waves, a four-piece indie pop band from Manchester that currently consists of Heather Baron-Gracie, Ciara Doran, Hugo Silvani and Charlie Wood. They’ve recently released their second album Who Am I? and announced a 2022 UK and Ireland tour,  they’re just as excited as we are to see them play live! Here’s their latest single “Fall To Pieces”:


Similar Artists: 
Sam Fender, The Sherlocks, Inhaler.
“Crying Out”, “Fight On”, “All My Life”

Also on our list are The Lathums. You may have to look a bit closer to check their name on the poster but you really don’t want to miss them playing live. Not having yet released their first album, they’ve already got a lot of supporting fans which we all know will make them be at the top of festival line ups in no more than a couple of years. Listen to one of our favourite songs of them, “Crying Out” Live At Blackpool Tower:


Similar Artists: 
The Night Café, The Academic, Vistas.
“Explore”, “Flame”, “She Said”

Last up we have Sundara Karma, a four-piece alt pop band made up of Haydn Evans, Oscar Pollock, Ally Baty and Dom Cordell. Releasing their debut album in 2017, they’re already working on new stuff and we can’t wait for them to get back to touring. Check out “O Stranger” from their latest EP Kill Me:

These are just a few of the artists we’ll be seeing at 2021’s Y NOT Festival, check out their website for more!

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