We hope you’re looking forward to Indietracks this weekend!
Here’s a quick checklist to help you prepare for this year’s festival. We’ve tickets available on the gates, so if you fancy popping along for a daytrip or a weekend adventure, it’s still possible.
When to arrive: The gates will open at 5pm on the Friday and at midday on Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets: Weekend tickets and day tickets (Saturday or Sunday) are still available online, and will remain on sale via the website and also on the gates over the weekend.
Getting to the site: There’s advice on bus, rail, taxi and car-sharing options on our Indietracks travel page. If you’re coming by car, please park at Butterley station (postcode DE5 3QZ) and catch the train to the festival site (unless you’re camping, in which case you can walk to the festival site from the campsite). Equally, please ask any taxis to pick you up and drop you at Butterley Station.
Indietracks 2017 compilation: If you’re planning your music for the journey to Indietracks, don’t forget to download this year’s compilation. There’s 45 amazing tracks featuring bands playing at this year’s festival. All proceeds go to the Midland Railway charity: Indietracks 2017 compilation
At the festival!
Schedule: the timeslots for the bands, DJs and workshops will be printed in the festival programme and are also listed on our Indietracks schedule page.
Train performances: We’re introducing a fairer queuing system this year. Please join the queue at platform 3 at Swanwick Junction to watch the train shows. It’s the platform across the footbridge from the main station building. If you’re already on the train when it arrives at Swanwick Junction, you will need to alight and join the back of the queue on the platform please.
iPhone and Android apps: There are free-to-download iPhone and Android Indietracks apps with a guide to the festival. Please search for ‘Indietracks 2017′ on the app stores.
Weather: Hopefully it will be sunny some of the time, but please come prepared for sunshine on a rainy day or vice versa.
Cash: There isn’t a cash machine on site, so please stock up on money beforehand. There will be real ale, fine foods and inevitably tons of band merchandise and we wouldn’t want you to miss out!
Food and drink: We’ve a range of caterers, including veggie and vegan options, and you can also bring your own food (but no alcohol or glass bottles) onsite. Johnson’s buffet will be open from 9am for breakfast.
Follow us on Twitter: we’ll be tweeting during the festival @indietracksfest, so please follow us and please use the hashtag #Indietracks.
See you at the weekend!