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The Indietracks festival has released a sparkling 41-track compilation featuring bands playing at this year’s event.


All proceeds will go to the Midland Railway Centre; the steam railway charity in Derbyshire where the festival takes place on 29-31 July 2016.


The compilation ranges from upbeat pop and electropop to fuzzy guitar punk and acoustic folk.  

It includes well-known artists such as The Aislers Set, Comet Gain, The Spook School and Emma Pollock, alongside today’s most exciting new bands including Maggie8, Flowers and Nervous Twitch. The full tracklisting is provided below.


The Indietracks 2016 compilation is available to download and buy now from:

The compilation costs a minimum of £3 to download, and extra donations will be very much appreciated by the Midland Railway charity.

This year’s Indietracks headliners include Saint Etienne, The Aislers Set, The Spook School, Comet Gain, The Lovely Eggs, Darren Hayman and Emma Pollock.

Indietracks 2016 Compilation – Tracklist

1. Stabatha    Sonic the Comic

2. Binary    The Spook School

3. Tali Song    Humousexual

4. The Perfect Valentine   Frankie Machine

5. Fay     Ruth PO!

6. Flowers On The Windowsill  Songs for Walter

7. Shut Up    City Yelps

8. Such A Stupid Fool   Expert Alterations

9. Pull My Arm    Flowers

10. I'm Giving Up   White Town

11. Breaking Up Is Easy   Red Sleeping Beauty

12. Some Nights   Deerful

13. Colour Me Dark   Iko Cherie

14. Vacant Stare   Emma Pollock

15. Drift Away    Secret Shine

16. Seeing Double   Witching Waves

17. I Want YR Cooties   Charla Fantasma

18. Lovesong for the geek  Soda Fountain Rag

19. Crying in public   iAy Carmela!

20. Through The Swells   The Aislers Set

21. Foreign Pollen   Haiku Salut

22. In Another Lifetime   Gavin Osborn

23. The Rule Of Small Things  Wintergreen

24. That Lucifer Summer  Comet Gain

25. Even Though I Have Regrets  Nervous Twitch

26. BNOC    Alimony Hustle

27. Marble Fountain   Jessica and the Fletchers

28. Viene Lo Mejor   Vacaciones

29. Universal Love   Simon Love and the Old Romantics

30. Like John Candy   Lorna

31. Lunar Garden Party   Charlie Tipper Conspiracy

32. Tomorrow    Robberie

33. Transition    Dirty Girl

34. Protagonist    Prize Fighter

35. Dream Of Firsby Station  Pete Green

36. Friday Night At The Festival Disco Falling and Laughing

37. Big Brother    Helen McCookerybook

38. Mitzi    Maggie8

39. The Mad Girl   PO!

40. Vimto Song    Kriss Foster

41. Josie Willow    Honey Joy

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About Indietracks


This is the tenth annual Indietracks festival, which takes place at the Midland Railway in Ripley, in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside. The first weekend event was held in July 2007. For more information visit our webpage.


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.  Previous headliners at Indietracks have included Teenage Fanclub, The Go! Team, Camera Obscura, Edwyn Collins, Gruff Rhys, The Hidden Cameras, Slow Club, The Wedding Present, Los Campesinos!, Summer Camp and The Vaselines. 

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Midland Railway Trust wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

The Midland Railway Trust has secured a grant of £35,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for an exciting project, “Securing the Future”, at the Midland Railway – Butterley, Ripley, Derbyshire. Led by volunteers, the project will result in the a comprehensive Forward Plan for a sustainable future, with more visitors having improved experiences, and is expected to last until February 2018.

“Securing the Future” will involve a detailed review of the Midland Railway Trust’s vision, governance, management structure, business model and marketing, make recommendations for change and commence the implementation of those changes.  

Although the project appears to focus on matters that are behind the scenes, it is expected to have a wider impact on people who work at or visit the Midland Railway- Butterley.  The Midland Railway Trust’s improved understanding of visitors’ requirements, together with the improved knowledge and skills of its volunteers and staff, will raise the quality of visits and increase visitors’ appreciation of the important collection of historic railway vehicles, structures and associated materials in its care.

Midland Railway Trust Chairman, Alex Gibson, said “We are delighted to have received the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund.  This project will enable us to ensure that the Midland Railway Trust has a secure future and will continue to give people of all ages opportunities to appreciate and enjoy the railway heritage of the region.”

Jonathan Platt, Head of HLF East Midlands, said: “Derbyshire contains some stunning heritage and it’s important that we have strong organisations in place to look after these sites and collections which attract thousands of visitors each year and make a significant contribution to the local economy.  HLF is investing National Lottery money in the resilience of heritage organisations such as the Midland Railway Trust and we look forward to seeing the results of this in-depth look at their structure and business model.”

Visiting Steam Locomotive

The Midland Railway – Butterley will be hosting a visiting steam locomotive from the 30 July 2016.

The locomotive should be hauling trains every weekend throughout the summer and is a Great Western Railway  2 – 6 – 2 tank locomotive known to enthusiasts as a ‘Prairie Tank’. This locomotive was built at the Great Western Railway’s famous Swindon Works in 1927 as number 5521.

After a busy life 5521 was withdrawn from service in 1964 and ended up in the infamous Woodham’s scrapyard in Barry. It was restored to steam in 1980 at the Flour Mill workshop who own 5521. Since then it has been very active appearing on a number of heritage railways and even in Poland hauling passenger trains on the main line.

In 2013 5521 was painted in London Transport livery as L150 to celebrate 150 years of the Metropolitan Railway and it is still in that livery. It is currently in the livery of London Transport and numbered L150.

The Midland Railway Trust is grateful to the Flour Mill workshop for the loan of this locomotive.

Great Western Railway  2 – 6 – 2 tank locomotive
Prairie Tank

Alan Calladine, the Midland Railway Trust Development Officer said, “We are delighted to see this locomotive visiting the Midland Railway – Butterley and look forward to seeing how  a Great Western Railway locomotive performs in the heart of  Midland Railway territory. L150 is bound to be a great attraction for our visitors.”

Diesel Event Success

The Midland Railway – Butterley held one it’s most successful events over the weekend of  the 23 and 24 July 2016.

This was a Diesel Locomotive event that featured five visiting locomotives normally only seen on the main line consisting of two class 37’s two class 56’s and one very popular class  31.

Trains were busy throughout the weekend with visitors riding behind and photographing these unusual locomotives. Although aimed at the enthusiasts the event proved popular with other visitors with the variety of locomotives and intensive service.

Alan Calladine, the Midland Railway Trust Development Officer said, “We were very pleased with the very encouraging numbers of visitors that were seen at the Midland Railway – Butterley over the weekend making a great start to our summer season.”

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