Y Not Festival acts unite for Speed Quiz as part of virtual festival programme

A host of well-known acts who were due to perform at the now cancelled Y Not Festival this weekend have gone head-to-head in a virtual quiz which was screened as part of the festival’s new online event, Y Not At Home (24-25th July).

The acts who feature in the quiz included: punk and folk singer-songwriter Frank Turner; pop-punk band Walt Disco; rock trio The Hara; enigmatic singer-songwriter Li Laurent; indie-disco sensations Patawawa; Sheffield four-piece The Wired; Bernard Thresher from comedy folk band The Lancashire Hotpots; teenage singing sensation Joey Greener; Kiaran Crook of The Sherlocks; singer-songwriter Rick Witter and bassist Tom Gladwin from indie legends Shed Seven.

Hosted by Shed Seven drummer and SpeedQuizzing co-founder Alan Leach, the quiz is available to watch from the Y Not Festival’s Facebook page.

It follows the usual SpeedQuizzing format, with players given just ten seconds to answer each of the music-themed questions over a number of fast-paced rounds, with the quickest person to answer correctly gaining bonus points.

Commenting on the quiz, Shed Seven’s Alan Leach said: “Like all of the other performers, we’re gutted not to have been able to play Y Not Festival and we’re already counting down the days until the next one.

“We wanted to do something to support the brilliant virtual festival programme that the team at Y Not are laying on for fans and thought a quiz would be a great way to bring together some of the acts who were due to perform on the various stages.

“What followed was a fiercely fought, good-humoured contest, and we hope that it brings some enjoyment and festival vibes to fans watching at home.”

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