Thursday, 7 March 2013

Camera Obscura and Bis to play Indietracks 2013

Scottish indiepop favourites Camera Obscura and Bis are among the headliners for this year’s Indietracks Festival, held on the weekend of 26-28 July 2013 at the Midland Railway in Derbyshire.

Also playing Indietracks this year will be The Ballet (Canada), Martha, Flowers, Fever Dream, The Understudies, and American band The Secret History, who will be visiting the UK for the first time. We'll announce lots more bands shortly!

Early bird tickets! Tickets are now available at an early bird discount price of £65 (weekend) and £35 (day). These cheaper prices are available until 5.00pm on Saturday 11 May. After this date, prices will be £72 (weekend) and £38 (day). So adult weekend tickets are £7 cheaper if you buy them early!

Weekend tickets for children aged 5-15 are £10, or £6 for a day ticket. Children under 5 get in free.

Tickets are available by calling the railway direct on 01773 747 674 or visiting:

Camera Obscura are bringing their refined cinematic indiepop to Indietracks, marking the release of their forthcoming album, "Desire Lines" in June 2013. The Glasgow band released albums "Biggest Bluest Hi-Fi" (2001) and "Underachievers Please Try Harder" (2003), before enlisting Swedish producer Jari Haapalainen in 2006. The resulting album, "Let’s Get Out Of This Country", featured entrancing pop gems such as "Lloyd I’m Ready To Be Heartbroken", alongside more downbeat yet melodic offerings. The band signed to the legendary 4AD label in 2009, and their fourth album "My Maudlin Career" again showcased the band’s  sophisticated pop, including "French Navy" and "Honey In The Sun". 2010 saw the band tour Europe, USA, New Zealand, Australia, Japan and Indonesia.

Bis are a Scottish indiepop band composed of John Disco, Manda Rin and Sci-fi Steven. In 1996, they famously appeared on BBC’s Top of the Pops, performing "Kandy Pop", and released a series of EPs, three of which entered the UK Singles Chart. Bis quickly won fans with The Delgados and The Beastie Boys, who signed them to the Chemikal Underground and Grand Royal labels respectively. They released three studio albums; "The New Transistor Heroes" (1997), "Social Dancing" (1999) and "Return to Central" (2001), gradually moving from frenetic punk pop towards a more electropop sound.  The band reformed in 2010 to play at the Primavera festival, and will perform on the Friday night at this year’s Indietracks.

Around 50 indiepop bands from across the globe will be playing across four stages: the outdoor stage; the indoor stage, the church and on 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, which takes place at the Midland Railway in Ripley, in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside. The site 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 and museums.

For further information about the festival, please visit:

Hope to see you in July!

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