Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Herman Dune and Crystal Stilts join Indietracks 2011!

We're very excited to say that Herman Dune and Crystal Stilts have been added to the line-up for this year’s Indietracks Festival. The main headliners for this year’s Indietracks festival are now as follows:

Friday 29 July: Suburban Kids With Biblical Names, Jonny
Saturday 30 July: Edwyn Collins, The Hidden Cameras
Sunday 31 July: Herman Dune, Jeffrey Lewis, Crystal Stilts

They will join Math and Physics Club, Help Stamp Out Loneliness, Withered Hand, Butcher Boy, Chris T-T, Milky Wimpshake and dozens more indiepop acts at this year’s festival, held at the Midland Railway in Ripley, Derbyshire. A full timetable will be published shortly.

Herman Dune (pictured above) were formed in Paris a decade ago by songwriter and vocalist David-Ivar Herman Dune and drummer Cosmic Neman. They soon gained cult status with the help of DJ John Peel, recording more than 10 Peel Sessions. Following a string of DIY releases, they released their first professional studio album, ‘Giant’, in 2006, attracting wider recognition. The album’s opening song ‘I Wish That I Could See You Soon’ ranked in Rolling Stone US’s choice of ‘Best Songs In 2007’, and is well known for its Sesame-Street-style video. Their new album, ‘Strange Moosic’ is possibly the band’s most timeless and accessible record to date.

Crystal Stilts burst out of Brooklyn's post-punk indie scene in 2008 with a string of releases that culminated in their fantastic debut album ‘Alight Of Night’. The album won universal accolades and established the band as first-class purveyors of haunting, atmospheric post-punk pop. Following extensive tours of the US and Europe, the band now return with their stunning second album ‘In Love With Oblivion’, hot on the heels of the incredible single ‘Shake The Shackles’.

We’re sad to say that Ringo Deathstarr are no longer able to appear at this year’s festival.

Around 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.

Weekend tickets are £65 and day tickets £35. Tickets for children aged 5-14 are £6 for a day ticket and £10 for the weekend. Under-5s get in free. Tickets are available by calling the railway direct on 01773 747 674 or visiting

Hope to see you in July!

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