Indietracks 2011 reviews

Here’s a quick round up of some press reviews for our 2011 festival:

“…A festival as relaxed, compact, civilised and fun as they get.” (4/5 stars) The Guardian

“Indietracks has gradually earned its place as one of the highlights of the summer festival season for the discerning lover of all things truly independent and underground…….this is still possibly the friendliest, most polite and laidback festival we’ve ever encountered, and having celebrated its fifth birthday this weekend, let’s hope Indietracks stays around for many more.” Drowned In Sound

“Indietracks excels at providing a fabulous atmosphere and a stress free weekend, with no queues at the toilets or bars; it is easy to see why people keep coming back year after year. Not only do the promoters care about the punters, but they actually care about the venue which is held on a site with a railway museum.” Efestivals

“Indietracks is too polite to stick two fingers up at corporate festivals…..but at the same time it doesn’t need to. That’s because it is so much more effortlessly cooler.” Derby Evening Telegraph

“It’s not a place to take a timetabled schedule to catch as many specific bands as feasibly possible. It’s a place to just hang out, enjoy the rays, catch some vibes, meet some people, do some dances, and drink a few beers. Put most simply, the place is a joy. It’s like they plucked the words “music”, “trains” and “museum” out of a random word generator, and then based an entire festival around it, with spectacular results.” Musos Guide

“Indietracks is always special. This year’s festival? Even more so. The fifth summer Indietracks (29th-31st July) was not only able to confidently assert its most diverse array of artists to date, but it seems as if now, half a decade into existence, the event really has established as loyal and enthusiastic a crowd as any music festival could possibly boast.”  God Is In The TV zine

“This is a weekend that will live with me forever, just like all the other Indietracks ones. I can’t put my finger on what makes Indietracks so special, and I don’t really want to, else I might spoil it all. It’s just there, once a year, like some kind of second Christmas…” A Layer of Chips

“Here, snug in the Amber Valley of the Peak District, the pure ethos of the festival shines on luminous with ace bands playing in slow moving locomotives through picturesque countryside. While the main outdoor stage jangles to the joyous fuzzpop of The Pastels and co workshops teach you how to make sock puppets of music icons and album covers from Lego.It is emotion that borders on the spiritual to huddle together in a carriage and witness Another Sunny Day whilst outside the window a horsey trots on by.” Eevee Life

“It’s a breath of fresh air that’s needed in an increasingly overcrowded industry, and where the festivals that stand out are – in theory – the ones with the greater chance of succeeding. Long may it continue…” Music OMH

“This year’s Indietracks, now in its fifth year, was frankly one of the great festivals on the calendar. It had moments of magic that you couldn’t architect through pyrotechnics, a well-choreographed routine or bringing on a gospel choir – you simply had to be there.” Neon Filler

“E alla fine tutto quello che mi resta da dire si può riassumere con un “Indietracks 2013: sorrisi e lacrime, di gioia”.” Frigopop

“There’s just something really special about this little weekend; it’s one of the UK’s most reasonably priced festivals, hands down the best for all ages and more importantly is probably the most well located — on the site of heritage railway heaven with museums and train rides, not to mention the craft workshops, a tent full of vintage, handmade and musical goodies to peruse and genuinely tasty festival food at reasonable prices. And the line-up, well what a feast this year…”  Culture Deluxe