We’re very pleased to announce that Emma Pollock, Darren Hayman and the Secondary Modern, Comet Gain and The Lovely Eggs are among 16 artists added to our 2016 line up. This year is the tenth anniversary of our festival!
They’re joined by Red Sleeping Beauty, Boys Forever, Simon Love and The Old Romantics, Trust Fund, Iko Cherie, Wintergreen, Nervous Twitch, Humousexual, White Town, Jessica and The Fletchers, Witching Waves and Helen McCookerybook. To see the full list of artists announced so far, please visit our line up page.
Days for our outdoor headliners have also been confirmed today: The Spook School (Friday 29 July), Saint Etienne (Saturday 30 July) and The Aislers Set (Sunday 31 July).
Early bird tickets! Our tickets are available at an early bird discount price until 9pm on Sunday 15 May. Adult weekend tickets are £7 cheaper if you buy them early! Please visit our tickets page for details. Thanks so much to everyone who’s bought tickets so far!
Emma Pollock is the founder member of hugely popular Scottish indie rock band The Delgados. She released her first solo album, Watch the Fireworks, to critical acclaim in 2007 and since then has continued to build a successful career as a solo artist. She has been widely praised for her “ability to write convincing pop songs and straight-up beautiful tracks” (BBC), and for having “a lovely sense of melody, and a beautiful voice” (The Guardian). Emma released her third album, In Search of Harperfield, in January this year and we can’t wait to welcome her to Indietracks!
Darren Hayman is the former singer-songwriter of the phenomenally successful and much-loved Hefner. A hugely prolific artist, he has released 14 solo albums since 2006 and will be performing at Indietracks with his band The Secondary Modern. His solo records have covered a variety of topics, ranging from Essex life laments for lost lidos, to re-imagined 19th century political chants and, most recently, thankful villages – villages in England and Wales where every solider returned from World War One. The Guardian have described Hayman’s profoundly English songwriting as “the match of Ray Davies”, whilst Drowned in Sound consider him a “nationalised treasure.”
We’re so excited about this year’s line up, and hope you’ll be able to make it along to Indietracks this July!