OUR 2017 LINE-UP
Our speakers are movers, shakers, trailblazers and change makers, all selected because they stand for something so much bigger than just their achievements.
If it's true that you're a reflection of the people you spend your time with, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. All of our speakers will be with throughout the weekend, mingling and sharing ideas even when they're not on stage. With comedy and music in the evenings, along with all-day chats around the campfire, you'll never get a collection of people like this in one place, outside of Yestival!
The great thing about Yestival is that the speakers don't just rock up for 30 minutes, do their thing and then leave. They'll be lurking next to you in the dinner queue (in a non creepy way), sitting next to the fire, popping into the podcast tent for a live 5-minute interview, just enjoying the festival as you are.
The message is clear: yes, they've done something cool and that's why they get the stage for a while, but they're also normal, they're human, we're all ordinary but capable of the extraordinary.
In 2017 we have a brilliant line-up of over 30 brilliant humans (big and small), and we'll slowly drip feed them onto this page in the weeks leading up to Yestival.
We've got some speakers back from previous Yestivals only if they've done something new, but there are also lots and lots of new faces. Each of them a wonderful example of what can happen when you act on one, wonderful decision.
Speakers, workshops, one-on-ones, live interviews and skill sessions, get ready for an amazing weekend!
Throughout the weekend we'll be building up a steady head of steam, starting with ideas, inspiration before how to conquer hurdles, develop audacity and then, on Sunday morning a blueprint to ensure that Monday morning will never look the same again!
GATES OPEN AT 4PM Friday 20th, intros and dinner at 6:45pm and then evening line-up starts at 8pm
FRIDAY - 8PM TO 1AM
DAVE CORNTHWAITE, ADAM CONLON, AMY & ELLA MEEK, OPEN MICS, SARAH OUTEN, LOUIS-PHILIPPE EKCNOL, ANNA MCNUFF, KRISTINA PALTEN
SATURDAY - 8AM TO 1AM
PHOEBE SMITH, DAVE CORNTHWAITE, DAVID WILLIS, ED MARCH, JO BRADSHAW, CATHERINE EDSELL, THE MEEK FAMILY, JESSI TUCKER, CHRIS COWLEY, NEREA CARRYON, WAYNE RUSSELL, ANNA MCNUFF, JON DOOLAN, MIRKO BUZZELLI, ANT GODDARD, SHARA DILLON, MAREN FRANK, KATE HALLAM, AMY BAKER, PHOEBE TICKELL, NICOLA MILLER, ANDY BARTLETT, LAURA KENNINGTON, OPEN MICS, EMMA LAWTON, DARREN EDWARDS
SUNDAY - 8AM TO 3PM
REZA PAKRAVAN, LINDSEY COLE, BEX BAND, NIGEL VARDY, NATALIA COHEN, LAURA MAISEY, DAVE CORNTHWAITE AND THE BEGINNING OF A WHOLE NEW MINDSET...
And your hosts...
Since deciding his cat shouldn't be having a better life than him Dave has embarked on endless adventures, social projects and other things that make Mondays worth waking up for.
From paddleboarding the Mississippi and swimming the Missouri, to skateboarding across Australia and riding a tricycle with a sail across the Atacama Desert, Dave's adventures led him to found SayYesMore, the YesTribe and Yestival, and he'll undoubtedly share some tales from road and water in between introducing other speakers to the stage.
Dave is currently on his 14th (of 25) non-motorised journey over 1000 miles of Expedition1000 - he is pedalling 1500 miles on a water-bike following the coast of Norway as we speak and he's coming back in time to tell you all about it.
Anna is an endurance athlete, adventurer and mischief maker. Once upon a time she represented Great Britain at rowing, but after ‘retiring’ in her mid twenties, she began darting around the world on the hunt for new and exciting endurance challenges.
She has cycled over 20,000 miles in Europe and the Americas, including through all 50 states of the USA. She has also run the length of New Zealand, and has a penchant for rollerblading.
Anna's new release 'The Pants of Perspective' - a 3,000km running adventure through the wilds of New Zealand - is out now!