Indietracks, the three day festival for 2,000 people combines heritage trains and indiepop music in the Derbyshire countryside. Guests are free to enjoy the regular facilities of the Midland Railway Butterley such as the steam train rides, farm and museum, and enjoy a range of new and established indiepop bands.
The event celebrates it's 10th edition and will take place from Friday 29th until Sunday 31st July at The Midland Railway Butterley (a heritage railway located in Ripley, Derbyshire).
Led by St Etienne, The Aislers Set, and The Spook School. The line-up includes Emma Pollock, Darren Hayman and the Secondary Modern, Comet Gain, The Lovely Eggs, Boys Forever, Simon Love & The Old Romantics, Trust Fund, IKO Cherie, Wintergreen, Red Sleeping Beauty, Nervous Twitch, Humousexual, White Town, Jessica and The Fletchers, Witching Waves, Helen McCookerybook, Expert Alterations, Flowers, Seazoo, Po!, Chrissy Barnacle, Ay, Carmela, City Yelps, Soda Fountain Rag, Charla Fantasma, Vacaciones, Songs For Walter, Two White Cranes, Falling & Laughing, Maggie8, Lorna, Pete Green, The Charlie Tipper Conspiracy, and Prizefighter.
Completing the line-up are Haiku Salut, Bearsuit, Gavin Osborn, Alimony Hustle, Sonic The Comic, Honey Joy, Robyn Johnson, Dirtygirl, Frankie Machine, Deerful, and Robberie, plus DJs Scared To Dance, Don't Falter, Grltlk, and Just Like Honey.
For the line-up details, day and stage splits, as available see the Indietracks line-up page.
Around 50 indiepop bands from across the globe will be playing across four stages at Indietracks: the outdoor stage; the indoor stage, the church and on the steam trains themselves. The festival will also host a range of art and craft workshops and a selection of discos after the bands finish.
The early bird offer has ended, tickets are priced at £79 (weekend) and £41 (day). Weekend tickets for children aged 5-15 are £10, or £6 for a day ticket. Children under 5 get in free.
The bands will play until 10pm, and will then be followed by an indiepop disco. Included in the ticket price is unlimited train rides during the weekend, and full access to the normal Midland Railway Butterley attractions.
In addition to the bands, visitors can enjoy steam train rides, art and craft workshops, real ale, a range of discos and the Midland Railway Centre's museums and attractions.
Camping is available at Golden Valley Caravan Park, which is a ten minute walk from the Swanwick festival site. Price per night, per tent for two people sharing is around £25. Cars will not be parked on the campsite but will be parked at the festival site once belongings have been unloaded. There will be a free music tent on site after the close of the festival at the railway. There is a bar and cafe on site, with a set menu available. Toilets and showers are available-cost included. Telephone 01773 513881 to book a pitch, pre-booking is essential.
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