Bluebell Railway Trackfest

Bluebell Railway Trackfest

There’s exciting news for music and steam lovers alike, offering something very different to the music festival scene this year. This June sees the Bluebell Railway hosting its first ever ‘TrackFest 2018’ – a boutique music festival featuring well known acts accessible by heritage steam train. Hosted at its charming Horsted Keynes station, as seen in ITV’s Downton Abbey, situated halfway on an 11 mile stretch of railway line set in the beautiful Sussex countryside.

Music fans can catch steam trains direct to the festival site from both ends of the Bluebell Railway line at Sheffield Park & East Grinstead, with the added advantage of connecting to mainline services onward to London and Croydon at East Grinstead. For those wishing to stay on and not catch the last train home, a campsite is available on the opposite side of the tracks to the stage.  In addition, a mix of local food and drink providers will be offering a tasty range of options to keep festival goers fed as well as entertained. The Bluebell Railway has secured an exciting music line-up of local talent for Trackfest 2018  to ensure that this is one of the hottest and most memorable tickets of the Summer:

Headlining With Modern Romance

Headlining the event are 1980’s hitmakers, Modern Romance who’ll be bringing their unique salsa infused party anthems to Sussex and ensuring festival goers count this as one of the ‘Best Years Of Our Lives’ – Andy Kyriakou and his band are looking forward to playing to one of the most unique audiences on the UK festival circuit.

Vintage 1940’s style delivered by BGT’s Jive Aces

This 6 piece from East Grinstead have been getting crowds up and jiving for nearly 30 years. Resplendent in their 1940’s suits, they create a sound that takes you back in time. As winners of TV’s Opportunity Knocks and finalists on Britain’s Got Talent, the band have played at some of the world’s biggest festivals and concert venues. Get ready to party like it’s 1949!

Mods, Britpop fusion and sweet Regga

TrackFest 2018 completes it’s line-up with 3 bands making waves in modern music.

  • The Gallerys are fresh from supporting Madness and joyously reinvent the best British music from the past 50 years. Expect spiky Mod riffs and soaring 1960s harmonies.
  • Wake Up Leo! have been described as Bowie meets The Killers – see for yourself as Leo Ulph and his band unleash their guitar pop anthems on Horsted Keynes.
  • Ben Russell And The Charmers are on a mission to establish homegrown reggae in Britain and have found a fan in BBC Radio 1Xtra’s David Rodigan.  What better way to start TrackFest 2018 than the perfect sunshine music?

For further information, event timetable and online advance ticket bookings, go to: