Indietracks 2014 reviews

Joanna Gruesome 5

Here’s our quick round-up of reviews from this year’s festival!

“Situated on the site of the Midland Railway Centre in the rural Derbyshire village of Butterley, Indietracks is by far the friendliest, all inclusive and attitude-free event of its kind DiS has ever set foot in.”  Drowned in Sound 

“Indietracks is a precious thing; almost like a secret you want to keep to yourself… but when something’s this good, you just can’t help but shout about it.” MusicOMH

“With steam trains, owls and indiepop in the Derbyshire sunshine, Indietracks set the scene for a weekend of amazing music and happy, happy people.” Louder Than War

“Indietracks as a whole creates an amazing collage of divergent music. The class of 2014 will no doubt go down as the biggest and perhaps edgiest of line-ups in recent memory, the overriding feeling that this festival has set down a benchmark by blending the adventurous, the challenging and the delicious within the confines of a five stage festival.” SeeSound

“Aside from treats both musical and consumable, however, one of the best things about Indietracks is the atmosphere of the crowd, which is wholly supportive and even synergistic.” ContactMusic

Another brilliant weekend that, although had been looked forward to for months, flew by in a glorious mix of music, beer, curry, trains, burritos, more great music, forklift trucks and chatting. Please, please, please don’t ever stop running Indietracks. It’s what makes real life worth bearing for the rest of the year. Buzzin Music 

“It’s such a cosy, friendly and intimate little festival; a musical microcosm amongst a scenic setting in mid-Derbyshire, where fields roll, trains chug and the sun shines. This year it shines constantly. It’s baking, and the atmosphere is buzzing.” Nottingham Post 

“There is something quintessentially heart-warming about the Indietracks Festival. It is an event that has become well established on the festival circuit, yet has neither pretence nor desire of grandeur. The venue restricts the scale of the event of course, yet the organisers expertly select performers who appropriate the ethos that has developed.” God Is In The TV

“Cool music, lovely people, real ale, steam trains, sun…sun…even more sun…wouldn’t the country be a better place if it was run by the good folk behind Indietracks and the bands who played? Yes, yes it would. MJ Hibbett would be Secretary of State for Education, Hidden Cameras would be in charge of the armed forces and Gruff Rhys would be Prime Minister.” Gig Junkies

“We’ve done Indietracks a few times now, and it’s a child-friendly nerdfest! There are steam trains galore and a few other things to keep under-10s occupied, such as music workshops, facepainting and a minimal playground, plus a brilliant model railway, which had our tiddlers mesmerised.” Mumsnet

The 2014 edition was certainly my favourite of those I’ve been to. It was my first for a couple of years, the weather was fantastic and the line-up was impressive – it was particularly good to have three such strong, but very different, headline acts. John Kell vs Satan

“Steam trains and indiepop music aren’t an obvious pairing for a weekend music festival set amid the Derbyshire countryside – but it’s clearly a combination that works for organisers of Indietracks – now in it’s eighth year.” Derbyshire Times

“My memories of Indietracks 2014 will be of all the friendly peeps I met, old and new, the frankly overwhelming number of brilliant bands (too many to see them all!) and the whole vibe of the event. Indietrack 2014 was a like the best house party ever! But in a field! With bands! And owls!”  Bzangy Groink