Friday, 20 January 2012

Thank you!

Just writing to say a very big thank you to everyone who donated to help repair the vandalised church at the Midland Railway!

You raised an amazing £935.38 for the railway (including Gift Aid) which we hope will go a long way towards meeting the repair costs. The railway have said that they really appreciate the donations and we can now look forward to seeing lots more fantastic bands on the church stage this year.

The Derby Telegraph have pubished a nice article about the fundraising, including some lovely comments from Alan Calladine at the Midland Railway and further information about how the money is being used: Derby Telegraph article.

Thanks very much again! We'll have some news about this year's festival shortly.

(Photo: Betty and the Werewolves playing the Church Stage in 2010.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Fancy running a workshop at Indietracks?

Photo: eFestivals

One of the great things about Indietracks is the selection of workshops which run alongside the band program each year. In previous years we’ve had sparkling workshops where you could make rosette badges with Eithne Farry, get crafty with the likes of Craft Guerilla and Owl Knit You, have a tea party with Fika Recordings, get cupcake decorating and be encouraged to create Bad Art with the Peg Powler crew.

Workshops will again be happening again this year at Indietracks, and we are hoping for a new, creative mix of sessions. If you would like to submit an application please read the small print below and send an email to by March 31, 2012 containing the following information:

- Who you are - and website if applicable
- What your experience is of providing workshops
- What your workshop will be about
- Will you charge for your workshop? If so, how much?
- Have you been to Indietracks before? Any interesting stories to divulge?
- Have you run a workshop at Indietracks before?

Small print

Be creative with your application as we are looking for new and exciting workshops at the festival. We like to mix it up, so we're encouraging new workshop co-ordinators to apply, but we will also accept applications from previous workshop co-ordinators too.

You must provide all materials and equipment to run the workshop with, Indietracks have nothing!

You can charge for people to participate in the workshop but it must be cheap (less than £5) and the money should only be used to cover materials and not be your beer or travel money!

There are two weekend festival passes provided per workshop.

You will be able to sell your stuff on a stall at the festival over the weekend. We charge a standard merchants fee for a stall. Details on costs and the application process are available on request. 

Please note we are keen to keep the workshops child-friendly and we are very open to suggestions for workshops specifically aimed at children as these are generally very popular.

Workshops sessions are one hour long including clear-up time.  We also may have space for longer interactive workshops in a new space in the festival site, so please get in touch if you have any different ideas.

The application submission deadline is the 31st March 2012. We will let the lucky applicants know shortly after that. Feel free to email Alice with any questions before you submit your application.