Alternative rock legends the Vaselines will be headlining the Indietracks Festival on the outdoor stage at Butterley Midland Railway on Sunday night.
The group found fame in the early 1990s when they became a favourite of Nirvana front-man Kurt Cobain, with the grunge mega-stars covering the Glaswegian group’s Molly’s Lips and Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam.
The three-day event at the Midland Railway promises a gentler rock and roll experience, with The Guardian describing it “as relaxed, compact, civilised and fun as they get.”
Darren Hayman and The Secondary Modern will perform on Friday July 6 along with festival favourites The School and The Smittens. Other performers include This Many Boyfriends, The Just Joans, Golden Grrrls, 14 Iced Bears, Love Dance, Echo Lake, Young Romance, The ABC Club, Werewandas, T.O.Y.S., Electrophonvintage, Cosines, Robberie, Minibar, Vacaciones and Markie Plays Girlpop.
Indietracks is partnering with American label Slumberland Records for this year’s festival. Bands include Allo Darlin’, Summer Camp, Veronica Falls, The Monochrome Set, The June Brides, Tender Trap, Evans The Death and Tigercats. Over 50 indiepop bands will be playing at the festival across four stages: the outdoor stage, the indoor stage, the church and 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 seventh annual Indietracks festival and takes place at the Midland Railway which houses a whole range of lovingly restored steam diesels and locomotives.
Festival goers are allowed to have unlimited rides on the steam railway over the weekend and full access to other railway attractions including a farm and museum.
Tickets are available for £67 (weekend) or £35 (single day). Tickets for children aged 5-14 are £6 for a day ticket and £10 for the weekend. Under-fives get in free.