Gruff Rhys and Allo Darlin’ to headline Indietracks 2014

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Gruff Rhys, Allo Darlin’, Dean Wareham, Rocketship and Withered Hand are among the bands playing this year’s Indietracks Festival, held on 25-27 July at the Midland Railway in Derbyshire.

Also playing Indietracks this year will be Spearmint, The Spook School, The Popguns, Sweet Baboo, Let’s Wrestle, The Very Most, Franny and Zooey, The Wellgreen, Night Flowers, ONSIND, The Blue Minkies, The Yawns, Thee AHs and Lost Tapes.

This will be Allo Darlin”s only festival appearance in 2014 and they’ll headline our Friday night!

We’ll announce lots more bands shortly!

Early bird tickets! Tickets are now available at an early bird discount price of £65 (weekend) and £35 (day). These cheaper prices are available until 5pm on Sunday 11 May. After this date, prices will be £72 (weekend) and £38 (day). So adult weekend tickets are £7 cheaper if you buy them early!

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:


Gruff Rhys is a prolific and inventive Welsh musician whose music encompasses a range of styles, including psychedelia, folk and electro-pop. His third album, Hotel Shampoo, won the Artrocker Album of the Year award and the Welsh Music Prize in 2011. Gruff is well known as the singer and main songwriter for Super Furry Animals, and has also formed Neon Neon, an electro-pop collaborative project with Boom Bip. In 2014, Gruff is releasing American Interior, an album, book, film and app, exploring the life of John Evans, who left Wales for north America in 1792 in search of a lost tribe of Welsh-speaking Native Americans.

Allo Darlin’ are an indiepop band based in London, made up of Elizabeth Morris, Bill Botting, Paul Raines and Mike Collins. Their eponymous debut album was released on Fortuna Pop in June 2010 to widespread critical acclaim. Their second album, Europe, was Rough Trade’s best-selling record of 2012 and was highly placed in many best of the year polls, including Rolling Stone, Emusic and Rough Trade. They have spent much of the past three years playing shows and festivals in America and Europe, and are currently working on their third album, expected to be released next year. This will be their only festival appearance in 2014 and they’ll headline our Friday night!

Dean Wareham is an American musician who has released an influential catalogue of melodic and psychedelic indie rock and pop songs via Galaxie 500, Luna and Dean & Britta. His debut solo EP, Emancipated Hearts, was released in 2013, and is followed by his debut solo album, Dean Wareham, in March 2014.

Around 50 indiepop bands from across the globe will be playing across four stages: the outdoor stage; the indoor stage, the church and on the steam trains themselves. The festival will also host a range of art and craft  workshops and a selection of discos after the bands finish.

This is the eighth annual Indietracks festival, which takes place at the Midland Railway in Ripley, in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside. The site houses a whole range of lovingly restored steam diesels and locomotives. Festival goers are allowed to have unlimited rides on the steam railway over the weekend and full access to other railway attractions and museums.

Hope to see you in July!

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