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Apply to run a workshop at Indietracks 2015

Every year we run a selection of arts and crafts workshops at Indietracks. In previous years, we’ve had cupcake decorating, ukelele playing, fanzine making, sewing, rock and roll sock puppets, cheerleading, Lego album covers and Lindy Hop dancing! We’re looking for an equally creative mix of workshops for this year’s festival. …

Band applications open for Indietracks 2015

Please note: the application window is now closed. Thanks very much to everyone who applied. The application window is now open for bands and DJs interested in playing at Indietracks on the weekend of 24-26 July 2015.  We’ll have up to 50 bands playing across four stages, as well as five DJs …

Indietracks 2014 reviews

Here’s our quick round-up of reviews from this year’s festival! “Situated on the site of the Midland Railway Centre in the rural Derbyshire village of Butterley, Indietracks is by far the friendliest, all inclusive and attitude-free event of its kind DiS has ever set foot in.”  Drowned in Sound  “Indietracks …

Next year’s Indietracks: 24-26 July 2015

We’re excited to say that next year’s Indietracks festival will take place on the weekend of 24-26 July 2015.  So we’ll be in our usual spot on the last weekend of July again, and really hope you’ll be able to join us! Early bird tickets will be available nearer the time, and …

Thank you for coming!

Wow – what a weekend!! Thank you all so much for coming along to Indietracks this year. We can’t believe it’s all over so quickly, and we hope you all had as amazing a time as we did! Thanks so much to all the fantastic bands and DJs, workshop organisers, …

Indietracks interview #18: The Thyme Machine

Interview by Claire Walker  The Thyme Machine are a lo-fi indiepop band from Lancaster fronted by a man in a leopard suit called Kriss Foster. They sing about taxidermy, favourite jumpers, seabirds and going for a day out to the Lake District with a zombie. They’ve performed a month long run at …

An introduction to… Fortuna POP!

In a new, occasional series on our blog, we’re inviting people to introduce albums from their favourite record labels. If you’d like to write about your favourite label please email us: indietracksfestival@gmail.com And if you’d like to discover your next favourite label, please visit the merch tent next to the …

Indietracks interview #17: Skeletal Shakes

Interview by Claire Walker Skeletal Shakes are an indie-punk-pop trio, taking their name from a combination of anime episodes. On vocals and guitars are Dan and Hannah, with Andy on the drums. Skeletal Shakes started out in autumn 2013 with ex. Standard Fare members Andy and Dan blasting ideas into the …

Indietracks interview #16: The Hobbes Fanclub

  The Hobbes Fanclub are set to release their much anticipated first album, ‘Up at Lagrange’, on August 14th on Shelflife Records.  Andy Fog of Ideas has had a listen and asked them a few questions in advance of their appearance at Indietracks 2014. Firstly, before the interview, I must …

Indietracks Interview 15: The Blue Minkies

Interview by Murray Tompsett I was working as a barman in a scruffy pool bar when I first met Betty Bontempy, one third of the then fledgling Blue Minkies. It was 1999, I think. Betty worked alongside me, pulling the occasional pint, or more usually, small glass of orange juice, …