Returning to its heritage steam railway site in the Derbyshire countryside for its 12th year, the unique and wonderful Indietracks festival returns this weekend (27th-29th July). The festival prides itself on being a celebration of independent, creative, as well as DIY pop music whilst showcasing the best upcoming and established bands across the weekend. Bands will play on various stages including the more unique locomotive sheds, St Saviours Church and even on the trains themselves as they travel through the countryside. Indietracks raises money for the Midland Railway Trust and is also entirely ran by volunteers.
Indietracks is unique festival which is not to be missed in itself, but if you’re lucky enough to be going and still planning who you want to see, here’s a quick guide to five bands that you can’t miss across this weekend.
In brief: I’ve literally only just discovered Haiku Salut and I honestly don’t know where they’ve been hiding all my life. Their ambient, mostly instrumental music is rather cinematic!
British Sea Power
In brief: One of our personal favourites! A mixture of everything from epic instrumentations to powerful indie-rock tracks and beyond.
In brief: Dutch multi-instrumentalist Amber Arcades brings lively, upbeat music tinged with a carefree side to it.
In brief: Fuzzy, hazy dream-pop with Britpop-tinged riffs from Glasgow.
In brief: Lo-fi, eccentric, dream pop from London and a proudly DIY band down to producing their music and creating their videos themselves.