Off The Tracks Spring Festival 2012

Off The Tracks Spring Festival 2012
Donington Park Farmhouse
Melbourne Road
Castle Donington
Derbyshire
DE74 2RN
United Kingdom
Dates: 25th - 27th May 2012

Festival Information

Off The Tracks Spring Festival 2012 Overview

Off The Tracks is celebrating its 24th anniversary, and is an event that brings you two festivals each year from Castle Donington in the very heart of England. A great FFA favourite and voted a top "small is beautiful" festival by The Times, Off The Tracks is a marvelous, family friendly festival.

Earlybird tickets are available from £55.

A 'Dream Ticket' joint ticketing deal inclusive of Off The Tracks Spring Festival + Bearded Theory Festival is available from £110.

Artists booked to appear include Harkwind, Wilko Johnson, and Dub Pistols.

Here is a movie of some highlights of the 2011 Spring festival shot by Peter Simmonds:

FFA on the Spring 2011 festival:

"The twice yearly Off The Tracks Festivals are truly hidden jewels in the festival crown; a magical combination of first class facilities, organization, intelligent music policy, a unique farm environment, great artists, and brilliant, brilliant festival goers.  If ever a festival typified all that is good and precious about the small independent festival then Off the Tracks is surely it. No matter what your musical tastes or festival preferences, there should always be a place reserved for events like Off The Tracks in anyone’s festival calendar."

FFA on the Summer 2011 festival: 

" OTT is one of the most precious, intimate, creative, and friendly festivals FFA has ever had the pleasure to review; populated by one of the most diverse and musically knowledgeable crowds around – it’s like a blisteringly good weekend long house party...... these very nice people at OTT give you, dear festival goer, two opportunities a year to become your own little piece of a truly magical jigsaw."

Why not take a look at 'Latest News' to discover what we thought about 2011's Off The Tracks Spring and Summer events.

Off The Tracks Spring Festival 2012 Event Info

To print off your Off The Tracks Festival 2012 programme click here

This is a fantastic family friendly festival based in the heart of England.

This festival is situatated in the lovely countryside of the Derbyshire/Leicestershire border near Castle Donington.

Ordinarily a camping and caravan site, the facilities are great; proper loos, showers. There are hook up points for caravans and mobile homes.

There are 3 stages; the main, the 2nd and the barn, with a performance area near the ale bar with impromptu sessions in the farmhouse bar or in the courtyard

Off The Tracks Spring Festival 2012 Travel Info

Nearest train station:

Long Eaton NG10 3GS(5.5 miles from venue)

Nearest coach station:

Nottingham Broadmarsh Bus Station, NG1 7LS(12 miles from venue)


From the M1 (South)

Leave the M1 at junction 23a, following signs for Nottingham East Midlands Airport (A453) and brown tourist signs for Donington Park. Go past the main entrance to the airport and on the A453 at Isley Walton take the Melbourne turning. We are half-a-mile down the road next the competitors entrance to Donington Park Circuit.

From the M1 (North)

Leave the M1 at junction 24 and follow the A453 to Isley Walton, turn right (signposted Melbourne). We are half-a-mile down the road next the competitors entrance to Donington Park Circuit.

From the M6

Leave the M6 at junction 15 heading for Stoke-on-Trent and Uttoxeter (A50 bypass). Continue on the A50 following signs for Uttoxeter, Derby and later picking up signs for the M1. Continue past Uttoxeter following signs for the M1. Leave the A50 at the junction signposted Donington Park, Long Eaton and Shardlow. Take the fifth exit off the roundabout and follow the signs for Castle Donington and the brown Donington Park tourist sign. Continue through Castle Donington, on to the A453. At Isley Walton take the Melbourne turning. We are half-a-mile down the road next the competitors entrance to Donington Park Circuit.

From the M5/M4

Leave the M5 at junction 4a and join the M42. From the M40 join the M42 northbound at junction 3a. Continue northbound on the M42. Follow the M42 to junction 11 where it becomes the A42. Leave the A42 and take the A453 following signs for Nottingham East Midlands Airport. Isley Walton take the Melbourne turning. We are half-a-mile down the road next the competitors entrance to Donington Park Circuit.

From the M11/A1

Join the A14 heading west towards junction 19 of the M1. Join the M1 northbound at junction 19. Leave the M1 at junction 23a following signs for Nottingham East Midlands Airport (A453). On the A453 at Isley Walton take the Melbourne turning. We are half-a-mile down the road next the competitors entrance to Donington Park Circuit.


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Off The Tracks Spring Festival 2012 Hotels

Hotel Miles Location Rating  
Donington Park Farmhouse Hotel 0.62 Castle Donington Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Lady Gate Guest House 1.77 Diseworth Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
Church View Hotel 1.94 Derby Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Morton Guesthouse 1.94 Castle Donington Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Dbs Serviced Apartments 1.97 Derby Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
The Tudor Hotel & Restaurant 2.08 Castle Donington Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Hardinge Arms 2.35 Melbourne Derbyshire Average customer rating: 0 out of 6 Info
Radisson Blu Hotel East Midlands Airport 2.54 East Midlands Airport Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Travelodge Nottingham EM Airport Donington Park M1 Hotel 2.67 Derby Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Melbourne Arms Hotel Cuisine India 2.68 Derby Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Days Inn Donington and East Midlands Airport - A50 3.11 Derby Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Old Boot Garden Cottages 3.33 Long Whatton Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
BEST WESTERN PREMIER East Midlands Airport 3.77 Kegworth Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Kegworth House 3.84 Derbyshire Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
Kegworth Coach House 3.89 Derbyshire Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Crewe & Harpur by Marstons Inns 4.25 Derby Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Staff of Life 4.69 Derby Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Smithy Studio Bed & Breakfast 6.37 Ashby De La Zouch Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
Link Hotel 6.47 Loughborough Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Derby Conference Centre 6.54 Derby Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Mill Wheel Inn 6.55 Burton on Trent Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Victoria 6.59 Coalville Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
Hermitage Park Hotel 6.59 Coalville Average customer rating: 0 out of 6 Info
Hermitage Park Hotel 6.68 Coalville Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Fallen Knight Hotel 6.73 Ashby De La Zouch Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Bulls head 6.76 Hartshorne Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
The Bubble Inn Hotel Ltd 6.77 Derby Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Royal Hotel 6.82 Ashby De La Zouch Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
Novotel Nottingham East Midlands 6.83 Nottingham Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Risley Hall Hotel & Spa - a Bespoke Hotel 6.84 Derby Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Burleigh Court Hotel and Leisure 6.94 Loughborough Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Broadlawns Guest House 6.99 Coalville Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
EM Guest House 7.17 Derby Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
Travelodge Derby Pride Park 7.29 Derby Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Ramada Encore Derby 7.39 Derby Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Travelodge Loughborough Central 7.50 Loughborough Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Hallmark Hotel Derby 7.51 Derby Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Smart Aston Court Hotel 7.54 Derby Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Hallmark Inn 7.54 Derby Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
BEST WESTERN The Stuart Hotel 7.65 Derby Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
Caravelli with rooms 7.78 Loughborough Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
Ramada Loughborough Hotel 7.80 Loughborough Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
VILLAGE URBAN RESORT Nottingham 7.80 Nottingham Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
International Hotel - Derby 7.88 Derby Average customer rating: 0 out of 6 Info
Amber Guesthouse 7.89 Derby Average customer rating: 4 out of 6 Info
Holywell House 8.00 Loughborough Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
The Peacock Inn 8.04 Loughborough Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Number 88 Guest House 8.06 Loughborough Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Garendon Park Hotel 8.08 Loughborough Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Days Hotel Derby 8.11 Derby Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Charnwood Lodge 8.17 Loughborough Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Metro Inns Derby 8.19 Derby Average customer rating: 3 out of 6 Info
Littleover Lodge Hotel 8.32 Derby Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
The Flowerpot Rooms 8.47 Derby Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
Jurys Inn Derby 8.50 Derby Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
Luxe Hotel Apartments 8.55 Derby Average customer rating: 0 out of 6 Info
Charnwood Arms by Good Night Inns 8.57 Coalville Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
SACO Derby - The Millhouse 8.57 Derby Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Georgian House Hotel 8.76 Derby Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Kings Highway By Marston's Inns 8.77 Derby Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Champneys Springs 8.88 Ashby De La Zouch Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Menzies Hotels Derby - Mickleover Court 9.25 Derby Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Pilling's Lock Marina Apartments 9.52 Loughborough Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info
Hylands 9.64 Nottingham Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Fairhaven 9.66 Nottingham Average customer rating: 5 out of 6 Info
Birchover Hotel Apartments Darley Abbey 9.85 Derby Average customer rating: 6 out of 6 Info

Off The Tracks Spring Festival 2012 Video Playlist

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Main Stage
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Cabbage

Off The Tracks Spring Festival 2012 Food and Drink

On-site Diner + Pub + Real Ale Bar ..... it's all here!

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