OFF THE TRACKS FESTIVAL 2018

Production/Organiser: Off The Tracks Festival is a BB Events Ltd event
Venue: Donington Park Farmhouse
Melbourne Road, Isley Walton
Castle Donington
Derbyshire
DE74 2RN
Date(s): Sat, 1st Sep 2018
Time: All Day
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Social Media: #WhatsOn #Derbyshire @FleetArts @Park_Farmhouse @offthetracks
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31 AUGUST – 2 SEPTEMBER, 2018

This is what we’re all about…

Off The Tracks is many things and all of them good – independent, friendly, relaxing, memorable, exciting, a place to escape and a place to meet new friends. Once you’ve been, we bet you’ll want to come back.

Our family-friendly festivals are the perfect chance for you to flee to the countryside, let your hair down, chill out and escape the humdrum of everyday life.

Thirty years in the making and still run by Andy and Boz with their dedicated team, Off The Tracks proves that small is beautiful and can still dish up top music and entertainment without being corporate.

An amazing 30 years ago, Andy and Boz (who would like to deny they’re old enough) were promoting local gigs in and around Derby and wanted to expand. When Andy stayed at the Donington Park Farmhouse Hotel he found the perfect place to start a festival. Less than a year later, Off The Tracks was up and running.

On a gorgeously sunny Saturday in July 1988, the first Off The Tracks was staged. Local heroes No Right Turn topped the bill with great support from just a handful of other local bands.

Boz and Andy say: “Because we’re independent and sponsor-free we’ve never lost the original ethos of Off The Tracks – chilled, family-friendly, with as much relaxation or excitement as you could wish for – you choose!

“We have been helped in our quest to create the perfect small festival by many friends and volunteers over the years, and we’d like to thank them for their generous and continuing support. But don’t just take our word for it. We’ve been named a top ‘Small is Beautiful Festival’ by the Sunday Times.”

SATURDAY 1/09/2018

MARQUEE STAGE
22:30 Dreadzone
20:15 Talisman
18:45 Blackballed
17:45 Beer Break
16:30 John Otway and his Little Band
15:10 Tom C Walker
13:50 Pons Aelius
12:30 Oboe

MC Mike Emery

BLACK BARN STAGE

23:10 Zub Zub
21:40 Evil Edna
20:10 Isembard’s Wheel
18:40 Delphini
17:10 Husky Tones
15:50 Treebeard
14:30 Katie Spencer
12:30 Nottingham School of Samba

MC Steve Fletcher

THE THRESHING BARN

0:00 Silent Disco

IN THE COURTYARD

Nottingham Samba School
Balliamo Belly Dancing
Black Pig Morris

OAK ROOM MIDNIGHT SESSIONS

0:00 TBA

THE ENERGY ORCHARD

Therapies are available and include massage, reflexology, reiki, shiatsu, and sound healing. Please check on-site for times and booking requirements.

THE ENERGY ORCHARD

Therapies are available and include massage, reflexology, reiki, shiatsu, and sound healing. Please check on-site for times and booking requirements.

FLEET ARTS ‘INTRODUCING’ STAGE 2018

2018 is the fourth year that Fleet Arts have run the ‘Introducing’ Stage at Off The Tracks.  This year will see even more talented, young Derbyshire musicians performing their original music to crowds of people from one of the counties friendliest festivals.

Fleet Arts is a community arts charity developing a wide range of creative workshops, projects and events.  For over 30 years they have created and managed arts projects with a multitude of different partners from their base in Belper.

Their ‘Turn it Up’ music programme works in schools and youth centres across the county to help young people to create original music and give them opportunities to perform in different settings around Derbyshire.

Find out more HERE