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Drowned In Sound [En]: Indietracks 2015 [Preview]

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Indietracks has established itself as one of the most unique festivals of its kind since first opening its doors in 2007. Based on the site of the Midland Railway Centre in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside, it combines steam trains and railway heritage museums with indiepop music and craft workshops. Set across four stages including one in a church and another on the carriage of a steam train, Indietracks also boasts a selection of fine foods and real ales including the legendary Gopal's Curry Shack.

Taking place over the weekend of 24-26 July, this year's line-up features over 50 artists from around the world including CineramaThe Pains Of Being Pure At Heart and The Go! Team who headline the Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights respectively. Tickets are still available priced at just £75 for the weekend or £39 per day (Saturday & Sunday only).

Each year, the organisers put together a mammoth compilation featuring many of the artists scheduled to play, and this year is no different. Indietracks 2015collects 49 acts from this year's bill for just £3, with all proceeds going to the Midland Railway Trust.

In the meantime, here's 10 artists we're literally busting a gut to see over the course of the weekend.



Los Bonsáis

(1340-1420, Outdoor Stage, Saturday)

Hailing from Asturias in the north of Spain, Los Bonsáis have released one of this year's finest EPs in the shape of ten-song mini-album Nordeste. Channeling the spirit of Lazy-era My Bloody Valentine and Swedish noise pop acts The Radio Dept. and The Legends, it's a sprightly collection that bodes well for their early afternoon show here, their first at Indietracks. Currently signed to Elefant Records, the duo - Helena and Nel - also promise to play a specially arranged cover of a well-known song by a British cult band during their set. We can't wait to hear what they have in store!










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