The Popes for Off The Tracks 2013

plus Dub Pistols (DJ set), Scott McKeon, Neverland, & others

published: Thu 21st Mar 2013

The Popes

Friday 24th to Sunday 26th May 2013
Donington Park Farmhouse Hotel, Isley Walton, Donington, Derbyshire, DE74 2RN, England MAP
£75 for w/e inc camping, youth (12-16) £40
daily capacity: 2000
last updated: Wed 1st May 2013

Festival favourites The Popes head the latest list of artists announced for the Spring editions Off The Tracks Festival held in Derbyshire in May 2013.

The Popes
The Popes were originally formed by Shane MacGowan when he recorded to his solo album The Snake after leaving The Pogues. They included guitarist Paul 'Mad Dog' McGuinness who, following the death of banjo player Tommy McManamon at the end of 2006, reformed The Popes with a new line-up.

Also announced today is a Friday night appearance of Dub Pistols (DJ Set) with Barry Ashworth. In band mode, Dub Pistols headlined the Spring festival last year and, due to phenomenal demand, returned to headline again for the Summer festival in September. Barry said, "Off The Tracks was brilliant for us in 2012 and it's fantastic to be coming back again for a DJ set."

With a special guest yet to be revealed the line-up now also includes Scott McKeon, New Bushbury Mountain Daredevils, Neverland, K, Zimbaremabwe lead singer Linos Wengara Magaya, Orchid Star, Kris Dollimore (Godfathers/Del Amitri), Nordic Giants, Maia, Damn Vandals, The Convulsions, Shamus OBlivion and the Megadeath Morrismen, Ne3Folk, Mas Y Mas, Cloudbase, The Convulsions, Akahum, Rattleshack, Cupola, Sam Brookes, Woolly Mammoth, Woolley & Archer, 52 Commercial Road, Free Control, and festival regulars Inta Africa.

Already announced are Salsa Celtica, Alabama 3, The Paperboys, Merry Hell, Blair Dunlop, and Thistledown. This now the full line-up for both stages.

Merry Hell will be using the festival appearance as a launch gig for their second album, 'Head Full Of Magic, Shoes Full Of Rain'. And reforming folk-rock outfit Neverland will be making an appearance at one of the festivals where they originally made their name.

The full line-up will include around 40 artists on two stages, as well as 70+ real ales, ciders and perries, excellent facilities on a year-round camping and caravanning site and a family friendly atmosphere.

The Spring festival takes place from Friday 24th until Sunday 26th May 2013 at Park Farmhouse, at Castle Donington with tickets priced at £75 for an adult ticket for the weekend with camping, and £40 for a youth (aged 12 to 16 years) ticket, children aged under 12 go free and do not require a ticket. Advance tickets also cover free camping and parking, including caravans and live-in vehicles.

To buy tickets, click here.

There's a special offer joint entrance ticket to both Bearded Theory festival takes place from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th May 2013 in the grounds at Kedleston Hall Park, and a week later the Spring OTT priced at £125, and will also include the offer of discounted camping facilities between festivals at the home of Off The Tracks, the Donington Park Farmhouse Hotel, at Castle Donington.

To buy the special combined 2 festival tickets click here.

For the first time a double ticket is available covering admission to both the Spring and Summer events. The double tickets include admission to this, the Spring Festival, and the Summer Festival (Aug 30-Sept 1) for £120 for adults (saving 20 per cent, or £30, on the usual advance ticket price). Double tickets for 12-16 year olds are £60 (a saving of 25 per cent or £20).

To buy the special double festival tickets click here.

Friday 24th to Sunday 26th May 2013
Donington Park Farmhouse Hotel, Isley Walton, Donington, Derbyshire, DE74 2RN, England MAP
£75 for w/e inc camping, youth (12-16) £40
daily capacity: 2000
last updated: Wed 1st May 2013


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