Indietracks festival goes full steam ahead
By Amy Byers, BBC Blast Reporter, Derby
Teenage Fanclub are the headliners for a weekend of indie music and steam trains in Derbyshire.
The unique Indietracks festival is returning for the third time to Ripley in Derbyshire, taking place from the 24th-26th July 2009 at the Midland Railway station.
This is possibly the only festival where you can enjoy a blend of indie pop music and heritage steam trains at the same time!
Over 50 bands will play across three stages, with performances from headliners Teenage Fanclub, Camera Obscura, Art Brut, Au Revoir Simone and Emmy the Great, whilst new and unsigned bands will also get their chance to shine over the weekend.
Elefant records are also celebrating their 20th anniversary by having their own outdoor stage featuring several acts from the label.
Guests are allowed unlimited rides on the restored steam diesels and locomotives to get to different areas of the festival, to watch some bands performing within the carriages or to simply enjoy the ride.
This year the festival will also launch its 'Wigwam Workshops' which give festival goers the chance take part in a range of activities, from how to write a song, to making your own jewellery and bunting.
Other attractions include having full access to the railway’s farm and museum.
Weekend tickets cost £55, day tickets cost £30, which can be booked via the festival#s website or by calling 01773747674. Camping tickets must be booked separately.
last updated: 23/07/2009 at 09:59
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