The line up for this year’s Indietracks festival (25th – 27th July, Derbyshire) looks pretty chuffing great with Gruff Rhys, Joanna Gruesome, Sweet Baboo and Spearmint all making an appearance together with some of the best in indie loveliness from here and abroad. Here's a few tracks to get you in the mood!
I went last year and it was frankly one of the friendliest and most chilled out festivals on earth. Set next to a working steam railway with a lovely tin chapel as one of the venues there’s none of the corporate cobblers that infects many of the bigger festivals these days and it’s an attitude free zone too. For hardcore indie fans it’s heaven but the music on offer’s surprisingly diverse so whatever your taste (okay, maybe death metal’s a little under-represented but you never know what Gruff’ll do next) I pretty much guarantee you’ll find a least one new favourite band over the course of the weekend. Did I mention the owls? Oh yes, there’s owls too. Real, live owls. Owls like indie music see. That’s a fact. Real ale? Yep, a lovely range of real ales and ciders too. Gigs on steam trains? Why not eh? Trust me it’s a truly unique and wonderful weekend that'll leave you at least 72% happier than you were before you went.
Tickets are just £72 for the three days (accommodation is separate, I heartily recommend camping at Golden Valley Camping and CaravanPark, a mere stumble away from the site) and available right here.
PS: Here's the review of Indietracks 2013!