Darren Hayman and Belle and Sebastian’s Stevie Jackson are among a host of new artists joining the line up for Indietracks 2012. The festival takes place on 6-8 July at a 1950s steam railway in the Derbyshire countryside.
Darren Hayman and The Secondary Modern will perform on Friday 6 July along with festival favourites The School and The Smittens. Other additions over the weekend 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, Vacaciones, Robberie, Minibar and Markie Plays Girlpop.
Indietracks is partnering with American label Slumberland Records for this year’s festival. Bands already announced include The Vaselines, Allo Darlin’, Summer Camp, Veronica Falls, The Monochrome Set, The June Brides, Go Sailor, Tender Trap, Evans The Death, Orca Team and Tigercats.
Darren Hayman is best known as the singer-songwriter of the much-loved Hefner. Following the band’s split in 2002, Darren is now six albums into an increasingly idiosyncratic career path and writing the best tunes of his career, as showcased on the first two instalments of his “Essex Trilogy” and “January Songs” where he wrote and recorded a song for every day of the month. In the latest incarnation of the Secondary Modern, Darren has gathered together a tight, tough, but soulful folk-rock orchestra reminiscent of a more urban Incredible String Band or an Anglicized Lambchop.
Stevie Jackson is a Scottish musician and songwriter who plays lead guitar and sings for Belle & Sebastian. Stevie has written a succession of popular songs in the B&S back catalogue, including “Jonathan David”, “Seymour Stein” and “The Wrong Girl”, and is known for his 60s pop influences and love of guitar reverb! His first solo album “(I can’t get no) Stevie Jackson” was released in October 2011; a charming record of whimsical folk-pop, Byrdsian janglesome guitars and classic songwriting.
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. The full line-up is available at http://www.indietracks.co.uk/
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-5s get in free.
Tickets are available by calling the railway direct on 01773 747 674 or by visiting: