The final bands have today been announced for Indietracks! Ten bands have been added to the festival line-up – The Wake, Kid Canaveral, Another Sunny Day, Emma Kupa of Standard Fare, The Art Club, Bloomer, Pete Green, Enderby’s Room, Owl and Mouse, and The Choo Choo Trains. There will also be an indiepop singalong on a steam train, led by Kevin, tonieee and Markie.
The Wake are a legendary Scottish post punk and indie pop band, founded in Glasgow in 1981 by Gerard “Caesar” McInulty (formerly of Altered Images), Steven Allen and Joe Donnelly, who was later replaced for a period by Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie. They released records on Factory Records and Sarah Records, toured with New Order and recorded for John Peel. In autumn 2009, McInulty and Allen came together once again to record a new album, “A Light Far Out”, released in April 2012.
Kid Canaveral are a two-boy/two-girl group from Edinburgh, who are part of the acclaimed Fence Record collective. Their debut album Shouting At Wildlife was released to rave reviews in 2010 and they’ve played festivals across the UK and overseas, including T in the Park , South By Southwest and Fence’s Homegame.
Today also sees the release of the annual Indietracks compilation album, featuring more than 40 songs from a wide selection of bands playing this year’s festival and including some exclusive tracks. All proceeds from the compilation go to the Midland Railway charity, and there is a minimum donation fee of £2, although we’d encourage you to donate what you can please. It’s available now from:
More than 50 bands are due to play this year’s Indietracks, held at the Midland Railway in Derbyshire, including Bis on Friday 26 July, Camera Obscura and The Pastels on Saturday 27 July, and Still Corners and Helen Love on Sunday 28 July.
Tickets for Indietracks are available at £72 (weekend) and £38 (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 direct on 01773 747 674 or visiting:
Hope to see you in July!