If 2008 seemed to be a hazardous one for the fledgling festival (Zoo08 anyone?) then no one thought to tell the organisers of Indietracks Indiepop Festival. In just its second year the Derbyshire festival- located somewhat uniquely at the Midland Railway Museum in Butterley, was host to an enthusiastically received weekend of burgeoning artists and acts who follow a strong belief in a DIY ethic, topped by headliners Los Campesinos! and a band synonymous with the DIY attitudes of the 1980’s indie scene- The Wedding Present. “Indietracks is more about unsigned acts and those with DIY ethics, because that's the biggest part of what indiepop is.” That’s Indietracks mastermind Stuart Mackay talking: a man whose enthusiasm for the affectionately termed genre of indiepop is plain to see. “I'd had about a decade away from listening to music,” he explains further, “and when I got back into it I discovered the indiepop scene and just felt right at home, and it became an addiction that I wanted to be part of.” The scene Stuart refers to stretches from club nights like ‘How Does It Feel?’ and ‘Offbeat’ to the internet forums of ‘Anorak' and ‘Bowlie’ amongst others, and has risen as a tight-knit community firmly behind bands who strive to make the music they love under their own terms.