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Choo choo! It's my Indietracks review!
By Oliver Claxton
BBC Blast Introducing reporter

Mexican Kids at Home
Mexican Kids at Home entertain on board the train

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart brought the curtain down on the Indietracks Festival on Sunday night.

The New York band delivered a set worthy of their final night headline berth despite early sound problems.

The annual festival is unusual as it takes place at the Midland Railway Centre at Butterley.

Music takes place on a variety of stages including inside an unused train shed, on board a steam train and in a converted railway chapel.

Hundreds of music fans attended the event, which raises money for the Midland Railway Trust.

Elsewhere, indiepop fans had plenty to smile about with Pooh Sticks playing to a packed indoor stage.

The iron-roofed Railway chapel which was converted into the Church Stage for the weekend proved very popular as artists such as Derby's own White Town and the Wave Pictures frontman David Tattersall played to a larger-than-capacity 120-person crowd.

Although it threatened to rain for much of the weekend it thankfully stayed away.

Not that it mattered to the legions of indie fans who had fallen upon the Midlands Railway, there wasn't a single person without a smile to be seen.

Oliver Claxton

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