INDIE TRACKS FESTIVAL – The Midland Railway Derbyshire 29th-31st July 2016

Posted: March 1, 2016 in FESTIVALS, MUSIC
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Indietracks Festival

Incredibly excited to say that Saint Etienne, The Aislers Set, The Spook School are among the first 22 artists confirmed for this year’s Indietracks (29-31 July 2016). This year is the tenth anniversary of Indietracks, which started in April 2007 as a one-night event.

Saint Etienne are a much-loved British trio made up of Sarah Cracknell, Pete Wiggs and Bob Stanley. Their debut album Foxbase Alpha was released in 1991 and since then they have released eight albums, two of which reached the top ten of the UK album charts. Their most recent album Words and Music received numerous glowing reviews, with Pitchfork calling it their “best LP since 1994 masterpiece Tiger Bay” and the NME saying “this record is the soundtrack to your life.”

The Aislers Set are an American indiepop six-piece much loved by the late BBC Radio One DJ John Peel. Their three albums received wide critical acclaim and they have toured with a myriad of bands including Yo La Tengo, Sleater-Kinney and Belle and Sebastian. The band went on hiatus in 2003, reuniting briefly in 2012 and then again 2014 for a handful of shows in America to celebrate the reissue of their albums. They haven’t played the UK for four years and Indietracks will be their only UK show this year.

Around 50 indiepop bands from across the globe will be playing across four stages at Indietracks. The festival will also host a range of art and craft workshops and a selection of discos after the bands finish.

It’s shaping up to be a brilliant 10th anniversary celebration at Indietracks – hope to see you all in July!

Joining them on the bill today are Shopping, Expert Alterations, Flowers, Seazoo, Po!, Chrissy Barnacle, ¡Ay Carmela!, City Yelps, Soda Fountain Rag, Charla Fantasma, Vacaciones, Songs for Walter, Two White Cranes, Falling & Laughing, Maggie8, Lorna, Pete Green, The Charlie Tipper Conspiracy and Prizefighter. Dozens more artists will be added to the bill shortly!

To read more about today’s announcement please visit:http://www.indietracks.co.uk/2016-first-announcement/

Tickets are now available at cheaper early bird prices until 9pm on Sunday 15th May from: http://indietracks.gigantic.com

It’s shaping up to be a brilliant 10th anniversary celebration at Indietracks – hope to see you all in July!

The bands added today are Haiku Salut, Bearsuit, Gavin Osborn, Alimony Hustle, Sonic The Comic, Honey Joy, Robyn Johnson, DIRTYGIRL, Frankie Machine, Deerful and Robberie. The DJs joining us are: Don’t Falter, GRLTLK, Scared to Dance, and Just Like Honey.

We’ve now listed the day splits for our headline and evening bands, including The Spook School (Friday), Saint Etienne (Saturday) and The Aislers Set (Sunday)

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