What’s it like?

Indietracks is a unique summer music festival which combines steam trains and indiepop music. It takes place at the Midland Railway Centre in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside. Visitors are free to enjoy steam train rides, railway attractions and museums, discos, art and craft workshops, great food and a selection of real ales.

The Midland Railway
Visitors to Indietracks can travel on steam trains and the miniature railway, walk around the country park and visit the transport museums. (Photo: Miss E Kawasaki)

Our Stages
Each year around 50 new and established indiepop artists perform across four stages at the festival.

The outdoor stage:
A picturesque stage overlooking the railway station and a spacious green area. Ideal for dancing at the front or sitting on the grass with an ice cream.  (Photo: Bob Stuart – underexposed.org.uk)

The indoor stage:
A large locomotive shed which houses some of the railway’s diesel locomotive when it isn’t being used for bands and discos at the festival.

Church stage
St Saviours church is a Victorian tin taberacle, originally built in 1898 and rescued from a railway village before being rebuilt at Swanwick Junction.  (Photo: Bob Stuart – underexposed.org.uk)

The train stage
Several bands play acoustic sets on the steam trains themselves as they travel through the Derbyshire countryside! (Photo: Bob Stuart – underexposed.org.uk)

Art and craft workshops
We have a range of craft workshops every year, suitable for children and adults. In the past we’ve made bow ties, album covers, sock puppets, bunting, and masks, as well as holding quizzes, song writing classes and lots more! (Photo: Fabric Nation)

Food and drink
Indietracks has a wide range of caterers, including many vegetarian and vegan options. We also have a fully stocked bar, with excellent real ales, wine, soft drinks and lots more. (Photo: Ed Jennings)

We have a marquee where you can pick up clothes, records, band t-shirts and lots more. This tent also hosts the occasional surprise acoustic set! (Photo: Ed Jennings)