Indietracks 2015 reviews


Photo by Stephanie Webb

Here’s our quick round-up of reviews from Indietracks 2015!

“Last weekend may have been one of the busiest on this summer’s festival calendar – in the UK alone we counted 13 – but there’s only one place any discerning fan of independent pop music was likely to be: Indietracks….Set on the grounds of the Midland Railway museum at Butterley in Derbyshire, this year’s line-up proved just as mouthwatering as its predecessors.” Drowned in Sound

“Indietracks is known for being super friendly….That friendliness spills over into every element of the indiepop festival, which has taken over the Midland Railway Centre – a heritage railway museum in Derbyshire – for a weekend in each of the last nine years.” MusicOMH

“Yes, from sunshine to showers; steam trains with bands on board to steam rollers crushing cans; from a merch marquee to a birds of prey display; from bands playing  in churches, in playgrounds and on stages inside and out – Indietracks 2015 retained its place in my heart as one of the quirkiest, small festivals on the circuit….. Indietracks delights year on year without having to swell its size or dilute its personality.” Louder Than War

“A summation of an event as bewitching as Indietracks isn’t one that can easily fit inside the confines of a typical festival analysis…. Indietracks feels more like a community of like-minded people than simply a giant party.” God Is In The TV

“Whatever the weather, this festival is a joyous riot of colour, friendship and character. Indietracks celebrates its 10-year anniversary next year. May it never end.” Nottingham Post

“Over the near-decade it has been taking place in the county (Indietracks) has developed a reputation as being one of the friendliest festivals on the summer circuit.” Derby Telegraph

“What originally started out as a small fundraising event for the Midland Railway Centre has now become a much loved and much anticipated festival..Run solely by volunteers and with all proceeds still going to the Railway Centre this is a festival with a difference and – if you haven’t already – one you need to see.” The Daisy Cutter

“The trek up to the Midlands Railway Centre is for many, quickly becoming a yearly pilgrimage. Whilst we’re sure plenty of people come to look at the steam trains, it’s not exclusively why we, and so many others do it. It is the draw of one of the most unique and brilliant weekends of the musical summer, Indie-Pop’s biggest gathering, Indietracks.” For The Wizards

“The event, based around the popular railway centre, offers festival-goers a friendly and unique atmosphere…It is a setting which all the acts seem to value highly, returning year on year, whether they are booked to play there or not.” Burton Mail

“Being at Indietracks is like being part of a supportive community. You don’t just feel like another punter in a field, you’re actually made to feel like you’re a key element of the festival. I can’t think of any other festival that can do that.” Overblown

“Indietracks is a festival that doesn’t disappoint, each year bringing a line up that is fresh and invigorating. This year was no different, and with next year marking its tenth anniversary, a mass celebration is sure to be on the cards.” Indie-pendent