Dates have been confirmed for one of the rail industry’s most successful festivals.
Indietracks 2013 tunes up for its seventh festival at the Midland Railway at Butterley on 26/27/28 July next year. This is later than last year when the dates were put back to the start of the month to accommodate the equally popular London Olympics.
Indietracks hosts an inspiring array of independent musicians, many flying just below the cusp of fame and fortune. The idea is the brain child of Stuart MacKay who once worked as a carriage restorer on the Midland Railway.
Bands play on several stages – outdoors and indoors, in a nearby church and on the trains themselves. Around 50 artists played this year. The festival hosts art and craft workshops for all the family and a selection of discos after the bands finish. Festival goers can have unlimited rides on the railway over the weekend, as well as full access to other railway attractions and muse.
Previous headliners at Indietracks have included Camera Obscura, Allo’ Darling, Edwyn Collins, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Teenage Fanclub, Los Campesinos, The Wedding Present, Au Revoir Simone and Art Brut.