First Indietracks acts announced

Indietracks Festival
Indietracks Festival

The Go! Team, Cinerama, Martha, Tigercats and Euros Childs are among the first 17 artists to be confirmed for this year’s Indietracks.

The popular annual festival takes place this year on the weekend of July 24-26 at the picturesque Midland Railway, at Butterley, near Ripley.

The other bands added to the bill are Desperate Journalist, Mammoth Penguins, The School, Bunnygrunt, The Catenary Wires, The Tuts, Los Bonsáis, Fire Island Pines, The Fireworks, JUNK., The Leaf Library and Eureka California. Dozens more artists will be added to the bill shortly.

Tickets are now available at an early bird discount price of £68 (weekend) and £37 (day). These cheaper prices are available until 5pm on Sunday, May 3. After this date, prices will be £75 (weekend) and £39 (day). Weekend tickets for children aged 5-15 are £10, or £6 for a day ticket. Children under five get in free.

Tickets are available by calling the railway directly on 01773 747 674 during office hours or by visiting: http://www.indietracks.co.uk/tickets/

Around 50 indiepop bands from across the globe will be playing across four stages at Indietracks: the outdoor stage; the indoor stage, the church and on the steam trains themselves. The festival will also host a range of art and craft workshops and a selection of discos after the bands finish.

This is the ninth annual Indietracks festival. 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.

Previous headliners at Indietracks have included Teenage Fanclub, Camera Obscura, Gruff Rhys, Edwyn Collins, The Hidden Cameras, The Wedding Present, Los Campesinos!, Summer Camp, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart and The Vaselines.

n Indie heroes Ocean Colour Scene and Johnny Marr join Y Not festival’s huge tenth anniversary line-up.

Less Than Jake, Augustines and more confirmed to appear alongside headliners Snoop Dogg, Basement Jaxx and Primal Scream

The hills, or more appropriately the Peaks, will be alive with the sound of indie, rock and pop when Y Not sets up camp at Pikehall near Matlock from July 31-August 2.

Ocean Colour Scene and Johnny Marr are amongst the latest additions to the festival’s tenth anniversary line-up. Tickets starting at £89.50 are on sale now via Ynotfestivals.co.uk.

Also celebrating a significant year, Ocean Colour Scene are announced for Y Not festival just weeks after the completion of their 25th anniversary tour.

The Moseley-formed quartet come armed with belters like The Day We Caught the Train and many more from a ten-album back catalogue. Godlike Genius, as dubbed by NME, Johnny Marr is next to step up to the plate.

The former Smiths’ guitarist and solo artist in his own right garners the utmost respect from music fans who flock to his iconic sound.

Elsewhere amongst additions are Florida’s ska punkers Less Than Jake, who will be on hand to keep crowds jumping.

Rock of widescreen proportions will come courtesy of Augustines, post-hardcore quartet Don Broco and alternative metal outfit Young Guns.

Solo Dancing singer Indiana serves up sleek electropop whilst for those looking for something completely different, Y Not welcomes comedy folk outfit The Lancashire Hotpots.

Diversity continues across Y Not’s stages with Japanese psychedelic noise wielders Bo Ningen, alt R&B singer and Games of Thrones actor Raleigh Ritchie and rap/metal fusers Hacktivist.

Mancunian grunge band Nine Black Alps and screaming mathcore specialists Rolo Tomassi are set to keep things loud.

Winner of Best Small Festival at the 2012 UK Festival Awards, Y Not returns in 2015 to celebrate in style.

Tickets priced at £89.50 are available now from Ynotfestivals.co.uk.