Hayes & Y is a band with some history behind it - it’s shaped the life of its members Blago, Ivo and Rado, ever since they were in high school together in Sofia, Bulgaria. Years of growing up and playing to tiny audiences eventually led to being the most successful indie band in their home country. In 2015 they supported Kasabian, on the stage of Spirit of Burgas. In 2016 they moved to the UK, where they met their current drummer, Dennis Hallback, who is from Finland.
The unusual Finnish-Bulgarian mix has been going from strength to strength ever since - getting airplay on BBC 6 Music, BBC Manchester, KEXP and being selected to participate in the prestigious ESNS. 2022 was by far their biggest year yet. In August they were a part of the amazing line-up of Summer Well Festival in Romania alongside Arctic Monkeys, Jungle and Nothing But Thieves. In October the band released their debut album. The 1st of December will be remembered as Hayes & Y’s biggest headline gig yet, at the National Palace of Culture in Sofia. In 2023 Hayes & Y played Burgas Summer Live as a part of a 3-piece lineup, alongside Nothing But Thieves and Franz Ferdinand.