Wednesday, 29 June 2011
Frances McKee added to Indietracks bill and campsite DJs confirmed!
Frances, who will headline the Church Stage on Sunday night, released her first solo album, Sunny Moon, in April 2006 and has been performing as a solo artist since then, as well as playing with The Vaselines. She will also be leading a yoga class at Indietracks, as part of the workshops.
Frances was originally in The Pretty Flowers with Norman Blake of Teenage Fanclub before forming The Vaselines with Eugene Kelly in 1986. The band released their first album, Dum-Dum, in 1989 but broke up shortly after its release. Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain once described Kelly and McKee as his "most favorite songwriters in the whole world, and with their songs "Son of a Gun" and "Molly's Lips" covered on Nirvana's album Incesticide and "Jesus Doesn't Want Me for a Sunbeam" covered on MTV Unplugged, the band gained a new audience. In 1992, Sub Pop released The Way of the Vaselines: A Complete History, a compilation that contained The Vaselines' entire body of work.
The Vaselines then reformed in 2008 for a charity concert, and in 2009 they played their first London date in 20 years at the London Forum. The band released their second studio album, Sex With an X, in September 2010 and also played the second Bowlie Weekender festival shortly afterwards.
In other news, the campsite DJs have now also been confirmed. They are Twisted By Design (Friday), Pull Yourself Together and Underachievers Please Try Harder (Saturday) and Pop-o-matic (Sunday). These discos will take place at the Golden Valley campsite after the main festival finishes each night, and are only open to people who have booked accommodation at the campsite.
Indietracks tickets are £65 (weekend) and £35 (day – Saturday or Sunday) for adults. Children's tickets are just £10 (weekend) and £6 (day). Under 5s can come for free! Tickets are available by phoning the Midland Railway on 01773 747674 or by visiting: www.indietracks.co.uk/tickets.html