The Go! Team, Cinerama, Martha, Tigercats and Euros Childs are among the first 17 artists to be confirmed for this year’s Indietracks. The festival takes place on the weekend of 24-26 July 2015 at a picturesque 1950s steam railway in Derbyshire.
The other bands added to the bill today are Desperate Journalist, Mammoth Penguins, The School, Bunnygrunt, The Catenary Wires, The Tuts, Los Bonsáis, Fire Island Pines, The Fireworks, JUNK., The Leaf Library and Eureka California. Dozens more artists will be added to the bill shortly.
Tickets are now available at an early bird discount price of £68 (weekend) and £37 (day). These cheaper prices are available until 5pm on Sunday 3 May. After this date, prices will be £75 (weekend) and £39 (day). Weekend tickets for children aged 5-15 are £10, or £6 for a day ticket. Children under 5 get in free!
Tickets are available by calling the railway directly on 01773 747 674 during office hours or by visiting: http://www.indietracks.co.uk/tickets/
The Go! Team are returning with a new album this coming March, ‘The Scene Between’, and their first live shows since 2012. ‘The Scene Between’ is an album about singing – about pushing the melodic side of The Go! Team sound – an album driven by song writing because catchiness is the hardest thing you can do. Though the album was assembled as a solo project by band leader Ian Parton the six piece version of The Go! Team will be back in full effect live. We’re so excited that they’re bringing their show to Indietracks!
Cinerama is the celebrated orchestral/pop project of The Wedding Present’s frontman, David Gedge. A fittingly titled outfit, Cinerama indulge Gedge’s love of film music from John Barry to Ennio Morricone… via Blaxploitation and The Ventures! Together with his then-girlfriend Sally Murrell and Wedding Present co-writer Simon Cleave. Cinerama have recorded three stunning studio albums, ‘Va Va Voom’, ‘Disco Volante’ and ‘Torino’. In 2015, Cinerama are returning to release an intricate and sparkling reworked version of the Wedding Present album ‘Valentina’.
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.
This is the ninth annual Indietracks festival, which takes place at the Midland Railway in Ripley, in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside. The site houses a whole range of lovingly restored steam diesels and locomotives. Festival goers are able to have unlimited rides on the steam railway over the weekend and full access to other railway attractions and museums.
Previous headliners at Indietracks have included Teenage Fanclub, Camera Obscura, Gruff Rhys, Edwyn Collins, The Hidden Cameras, The Wedding Present, Los Campesinos!, Summer Camp, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart and The Vaselines.