Canadian indiepop favourites The Hidden Cameras and Welsh fuzz-pop band Joanna Gruesome have today been added to the line-up for Indietracks 2014.
Other bands added to the bill today are TeenCanteen, Laura J Martin, Los Cripis (Argentina), The Just Joans, Linda Guilala (Spain), Elopes, Big Joanie, Axolotes Mexicanos (Spain), Cosines, Slum of Legs and MJ Hibbett and the Validators.
Friday night at Indietracks will be headlined by London/Australian indiepop band Allo Darlin’ with Spearmint. Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys and Dean Wareham will headline on the Saturday night, and The Hidden Cameras and Withered Hand will headline Indietracks on our Sunday evening.
We’ve announced 32 bands so far – for the full list, please visit our line-up page.
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). 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 http://www.indietracks.co.uk/tickets/
The Hidden Cameras, hailing from Toronto, have released eight albums, including three albums and an EP on Rough Trade. Fronted by Joel Gibb, the band consists of a varying roster of musicians who play what Gibb once described as “gay church folk music.” Their live performances are often elaborate, high-energy shows, featuring go-go dancers in balaclavas and choirs. Drowned in Sound described their most recent album Age, released in January 2014, as “accomplished and polished” and “a welcome return for one of this century’s finest songwriting collectives.”
Fuzz-pop band Joanna Gruesome, are a five-piece band from Cardiff whose sound is said to span both punk and indie, and has been described as being reminiscent of My Bloody Valentine, Huggy Bear and Dinosaur Jr. Their album Weird Sister, released on Fortuna Pop! In 2013, was described by Pitchfork as “one of the most purely exuberant, hook-stuffed indie-pop records you’re likely to hear this year”. Huw Stephens, BBC Radio One DJ, has described them as “a brilliant band from Cardiff who love their fuzzy melodies and songs dripped in scuzzy reverb.”
Around 50 indiepop bands from across the globe will be playing across four stages. 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 on 25-27 July 2014. The site houses a whole range of lovingly restored steam diesels and locomotives. Festival goers are able to have unlimited rides on the steam railway over the weekend and full access to other railway attractions and museums.