More bands in festival line-up

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 July 6-8 at the Midland Railway at Butterley, near Ripley.

Darren Hayman and The Secondary Modern will perform on Friday, 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, Robberie, Minibar, Vacaciones 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, Tender Trap, Evans The Death and Tigercats.

Over 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.

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 fives get in free.

Call the venue direct for tickets on 01773 747 674 or visit www.indietracks.co.uk/tickets.html