If you’re planning to hop aboard for Indietracks Festival 2017 make sure you stop by the workshop tent and catch the Storge team in-conversation with a couple of bands from the line-up.
Editor Sarah Lay and assistant editor Pete Darrington will be in-conversation with bands Peaness and The Hayman Kupa Band on Saturday 29 July as part of the festival, which takes place at the Midland Railway Centre, Butterley. Both music journalists and broadcasters the pair also run independent record label Reckless Yes together, as well as founding and running Storge.
Their in-conversation chats with artists are informal but try to get to the heart of what it means to be a musician, what drives creativity, along with the stories of both band and songs. This year they will interview three-piece Chester indiepop band Peaness and The Hayman Kupa Band, a new collaboration between Darren Hayman (Hefner) and Emma Kupa (Standard Fare, Mammoth Penguins) ahead of both bands taking to the stage to play sets at the festival.
Editor Sarah Lay said, “Indietracks has long been one of my favourite festivals, with a real personality and community feel to it, so it’s a real honour to be able to chat to a couple of the bands from this year’s line-up.”
Indietracks is now in its 11th year and will bring together an impressive line up of indiepop, cutecore, and alternative bands when it takes place between 28 and 30 July 2017. Headliners this year are Durham alt-punks Martha, legendary indie band The Wedding Present, and art pop singer-songerwriter Cate Le Bon. They will be joined by a host of other underground, DIY and indiepop bands alongside a busy workshop programme and other attractions.
Tickets are still available for the festival, which is family friendly, on their website. Already going? You can get in the mood with this compilation of bands from the line-up available from Bandcamp, with proceeds going to the volunteer-run Midland Railway Centre.
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