Get on track for a memorable festival

Make sure you round off your summer this coming weekend with the Off The Tracks Festival.

Bands who are lined up to delight Off The Tracks festival goers this year include Dreadzone, Banco de Gaia, the Martin Barre Band, Dub Pistols and Zub Zub.

Off The Tracks isn’t your average festival. Fans of live music, real ales, beautiful countryside and great camping facilities need look no further than Off The Tracks for a wonderful festival experience, from Friday to Sunday (September 4-6).

Off The Tracks is a family-friendly music festival staged at Isley Walton’s historic 17th century Donington Park Farm, just a couple of miles from Donington Park Racing Circuit.

Dreadzone, headlining the marquee on Saturday night, blend dub, reggae, techno, folk and rock.

Banco de Gaia, Friday’s headliners, fuse dub with Arabic and Middle Eastern samples over reggae, rock and trance. Martin Barre, of Jethro Tull fame, and his band top the bill on Sunday.

There will be at least 30 more acts rocking the main stage in the Marquee, and raising the roofs of the Black Barn, Oak Room and Threshing Barn.

If you get thirsty the festival will be serving about 70 real ales, ciders, perries.

The fabulous food includes venison reared on the site, falafel, a hogroast and proper cooked breakfast.

Visitors can enjoy arts and crafts stalls, activities for children and the camping facilities and showers are impressive.

Off The Tracks aims to prove that small is beautiful and can serve up top music and entertainment without being corporate.

It’s the festival’s 27th year at this unique site, staging this very special event in its beautiful setting.

It’s £80 for an advance weekend pass per adult, £45 for a youth ticket (12-16 year olds), so you can afford to say goodbye to summer in the best possible way.

For more information visit www.offthetracks.co.uk

Day and evening tickets can only be bought at the gate and are subject to availability.

They are: Friday evening: £25 (from 6pm); Saturday all day: £35; Saturday evening: £25 (from 6pm); Sunday: £30; Sunday evening: £20 (from 6pm). Car parking is £5.