(Bunting workshop. Photo: Fabric Nation)
As well as steam trains and lots of fantastic bands, this year's Indietracks festival will once again feature a wide range of art and craft workshops for all the family! Today we can reveal the full schedule.
Saturday 27 July
2pm: Rock and Roll Sock Puppets!
Create a rock and roll sock puppet based on your favourite popstar. Channel the punk spirit of Helen Love or the joyful duo of The Lovely Eggs, get creative and let your inner indie kid run free with this fun, hands on workshop.
3pm: Nosing with Norris
Spot as many Norris Cole (from Coronation Street) faces and pithy put-downs as you can dotted around the Indietracks site and win prizes.
4pm: Decorating Canvas Bags
Get creative and impress festival-goers with your own custom-designed canvas bags – a must-have Indietracks fashion accessory and perfect for record shopping!
5pm: Three Cheers for Indietracks
Learn cheerleading moves with the Radical Cheerleaders of the Nort, including creating a cheer for Indietracks with some hot moves to go along with it.
Sunday 28 July
1pm: Tip Top Indiepop Pop Quiz
Gordon and Katey present the ultimate indiepop nerd challenge. Get a team togethers and start brushing up on your pop facts!
2pm: PomPom Pets
Missing your favourite pet at Indietracks? Make a pompom and then craft it into a small animal, which you can take away to keep you company after the workshop.
3pm: How to create iconic indiepop album covers in Lego
Work as a team to build Lego versions of a couple of classic album covers of bands playing Indietracks.
4pm: Wet Felt Making
Come and try your hand at traditional wet felt making - make a piece of your own felt, and create a badge, necklace hair bobble or wristband.
5pm: Make your own bow-tie!
Make your own bow-ties and collars, using a selection of weird and wonderful fabrics, jewels, bit and bobs and really stand out with these exciting custom fashion accessories.
We’ll be finding out a bit more about each of these workshops in the coming weeks on the blog, so stay tuned!