After the past year with being in lockdowns and a worldwide pandemic we all look forward to getting back to some normality. One of the best things of 2021 is the return of festivals. A firm favourite of Summer Festival Guides is Truck Festival, located on Hill Farm in Steventon, Oxfordshire. There has been 2 announcements on who will be performing. This year has a fantastic line up with Bombay Bicycle Club, The Kooks and Royal Blood headlining the weekend as well as Blossoms headlining the Thursday night before the weekend kicks off. Truck has got bigger and bigger every year with such a great variety of bands and artists. The weekend will see the likes of Idles, Fontaines DC, Arlo Parks, Circa Waves, DMAs, Shame and many more. Also there will be morning exercise with Mr Motivator and even and Oxford Symphony Orchestra. Tickets for the weekend have SOLD OUT. Before the event they shall release the band app in which you can check out times for the weekend and plan what you want to see PLUS more bands.
Every year we like to give you a few bands or artists that we think you should check out over the weekend. Below are a few of them.
Truck Festival was back last weekend with being a sell out. The lineup is incredible with some of the hottest bands and artists around. The festival had great weather apart from a shower of rain throughout Friday night and into the Saturday morning. It seemed to be the only festival that weekend that kept dry and sunny. The weekend was headlined by Wolf Alice, Foals and closed with Two Door Cinema Club.
The site had a huge selection of food vendors which included burgers, pizza, steak sarnies, sausage rolls, tacos and many more. The thing we love about Truck is that the local rotary club have a food tent in which all proceeds go to charity. There were so many amazing acts throughout the weekend and our photographer Kane Howie was there to document it for us.
In just a few weeks time, Truck Festival is due to take place in Oxfordshire with being a sell out its sure to be the best festival of the year! The lineup for this year is by far one of the best we have seen. Summer Festival Guide has been covering the festival for the past few years and we think its great to let you know on who we think you should check out. See below for the top bands to check out at this years Truck Festival!!
HOT MILK – Saturday-The Nest-13.15
DODIE-Sunday-The Market Stage-19.00
STRANGE BONES-Sunday-This Feeling-20.45
MARSICANS-Friday-Truck Stage- 15.00
ALFIE TEMPLEMAN-Sunday-The Market Stage-14.45
We hope you liked some of the bands we chose. You can see the full line up and more information at the Truck Festival website https://truckfestival.com/
The self acclaimed 'Godfather of the small festival scene' is back! This annual music festival takes place in Steventon, Oxfordshire and with 2018 being the festival's 21st year it plans to dominate with yet another cracking line up. For the first time, organisers have introduced an early entry ticket for Thursday the19th July before the main festival weekend begins. Upon purchasing early entry admission, ticketholders will be able to see performances from bands and artists including Peace, Jaws, Kandia and Little Brother Eli to kickstart the weekeend.
As always there will also be a wide variety of food to cater for all and also family friendly activities for those with children.
This years lineup includes headliners: Friendly Fires on Friday, George Ezra on Saturday and The Courteeners on closing night which will be Sunday 22nd July.
Also featured, will be performances from Everything Everything, Circa Waves, Jake Bugg and many more. There are several stages on site with a huge selection of all genres of bands and artists. Here are just a handful of acts that are worth checking out
Hellions – A hard core punk band from Sydney,Australia. Their music can be likened to that of American pop-punk band Good Charlotte. They will be on stage at The Nest on Friday.
Goldrush – An English 5 piece rock band. Band members Robin and Joe aka The Bennett brothers are also the founders Truck Festival and will be performing in their band for an exclusive one off set. What better way to pay homage to the people that made this awesome festival a reality. This special set can be seen at the Veterans and Virgins stage on Friday.
Anteros – This dream-pop band quartet from London have previously played alongside Two Door Cinema Club, White Lies and Blaenavon (who are also playing at Truck this year) Anteros also played sets at Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds. Their single "Breakfast" is quite a catchy, happy go lucky kind of pop song. These will be seen on the Main Stage on Saturday. ]
Lady Bird – The trio can easily be likened to last year's performers Slaves. Their music style is heavy rock with agressive riffs, their songs also have a literary vibe to them while narrating stories with their straight to the point lyrics. We will be seeing them at The Nest on Saturday.
Hey Charlie – a three piece all girl pop punk band. Their vibe overflows with girl power while playing their sugary pop songs. They have previously been on tour with All Time Low. These punktastic ladies will be performing on the Market Stage on Sunday.
So whether you fancy riding "Shotgun" with George Ezra or want to enjoy "Junk Food Forever" with The Amazons, Truck Festival will no doubt keep you entertained all weekend long!
With less than one week to go, Oxfordshire brings us one of the biggest events of the Summer festival calendar. Truck Festival! In the festival's 20th Anniversary its going to be the most anticipated year to date. Past years have seen acts including Ash, Mystery Jets, Biffy Clyro, Manic Street Preachers and many more.
2017's event will welcome headline acts Franz Ferdinand, The Libertines and The Vaccines on the main stage. On offer will also be seven other stages showcasing performances from a diverse range of bands and artists which will include Truck Festival veterans Slaves-who packed out the Barn stage in 2015. Also Scottish band Twin Atlantic, The Wombats, Maximo Park, Cabbage, Yonaka, Pulled Apart By Horses and many more.
There will also be DJ sets from BBC Radio 1's Mistajam and Hollywood actor Idris Elba. Saturday morning will see the return of the energetic Mr Motivator, to encourage crowds to get up on their feet and get moving. This is just a quick preview of all the excitement to come with acts that are not to be missed. New and upcoming artists Tom Grennan, Vant, Honeyblood, The Big Moon, Get Inuit and Crows are definately worth a listen and ones to look out for.
On site will be a huge selection of food vendors, a cinema, fairground rides including a helter skelter and small business stalls. There will be plenty on offer for all ages. For those of you who have successfully purchased tickets to the event, here at Summer Festival Guide we hope you have an amazing weekend, and we look forward to seeing you there!
For more information visit the Truck Festival website HERE!
Oxford’s Truck Festival today reveals Irish chart-toppers Kodaline as the third headliner, completing the trio of names set to top the main stage over the weekend of 15-17th July. A plethora of further additions come in the form of alternative hip-hop group Jurassic 5, Brit indie rock outfit Mystery Jets and many more exciting names both legendary and up & coming. Amazingly for such a huge offering Truck Festival tickets are only £86.50, available now via TruckFestival.com.
Over the last three years Kodaline’s star has ascended rapidly, the Dublin natives have enjoyed huge success with their second album reaching number 4 in the UK charts. This summer the band reach headliner status when, at Truck, they will appear as one of three names to crown the main stage at the newly expanded three-day edition of the festival. Part of the 90s underground rap revolution, Jurassic 5 bring with them a significant legacy to Truck. The hip-hop group have for a long time courted and won fans across a broad spectrum, both before and after their 2013 reunion, Truck Festival is set to be a similar sure-fire crowd pleaser. Former Eel Pie Island residents Mystery Jets make a return to the festival having last performed at the event in 2012. Their latest release ‘Curve of the Earth’ has certainly wowed critics including NME who have already dubbed it ‘one of the most well-rounded records of 2016’. Next up for Truck is the young singer songwriter SOAK. A.K.A. Birdie Monds-Watson, SOAK collected the Irish Choice Music Prize for album of the year only a little less than a month ago.
Also destined for Truck are a whole host of the most promising new, young talent including Blossoms, currently riding the airwaves with their insanely catchy single ‘Charlemagne’. Elsewhere pop-punkers Neck Deep and the dreamy tones of Swim Deep are destined for the festival, as are Bristolian electro-indie trio, Coasts, and melodic hardcore band, Basement.
Across Truck’s 7 stages the other additions are plentiful and varied as warehouse party pioneer Norman Jay MBE, Frances, IAN (a set with a secret), Clean Cut Kid, Spring King, Fickle Friends and Eliza And The Bear join proceedings.
Completing the total of 49 new names for the line-up are DMAs, Vant, Black Honey, Lauren Aquilina, The Big Moon, The Amazons, Ady Sulieman, Black Peaks, Public Access TV, Jodie Abacus, Emily Barker, Danny And The Champions Of The World, Pumarosa, Samm Henshaw, Estrons, Jonny Foreigner, Get Inuit, Bloody Knees, Yndi Halda, Traams, Tired Lion, The Dreaming Spires, Shame, Virgin Kids, Monarks, Yonaka, Zuzu, Tax The Heat, Hudson Scott, Shark Dentist, Cassels, OhBoy! and Happy Accidents.
Oxford’s original independent festival returns to Hill Farm once again this July however for 2016 the event expands from two to three days. Truck Festival’s 18-year history has seen sets from the likes of Foals, The XX, Two Door Cinema Club, Biffy Clyro and Peace. Oxford’s original is the discerning go-to for credible and quality acts and 2016 is shaping up to be no less than another prime year. With standard weekend tickets priced at only £86.50 this is one of, if not the best value for money festival this summer.
Manic Street Preachers and Catfish And The Bottlemen confirmed to headline Truck Festival 2016. Oxford’s original independent music festival also welcomes Everything Everything, Circa Waves and Young Fathers.
Iconic rock trio Manic Street Preachers and fellow Welshmen Catfish and the Bottlemen are to headline Truck Festival, 15th – 17th July at Hill Farm, Oxford. The impressive line up also includes Everything Everything and Circa Waves who are set to rub shoulders with the awesome We Are The Ocean, Gnarwolves and Pretty Vicious, just some of the names unveiled today for the 2016 line-up. Truck Festival pulled out all the stops for the event’s 19th year promising devoted festival-goers another mind-blowing year of music. Standard weekend tickets are priced at only £86.50 and are available via truckfestival.com.
Manic Street Preachers – James Dean Bradfield, Nicky Wire and Sean Moore – are to perform on Saturday 16th of July at Truck Festival as main stage headliners. Undisputed classics ‘Motorcycle Emptiness’, ‘Your Love Alone’ and ‘Design for Life’ alongside more recent hits from ‘Rewind The Film’ and ‘Futurology’ will no doubt see festival-goers celebrating one of the biggest and best UK groups of the last 30 years.
Avid festival performers Catfish and the Bottlemen join Truck as headliners for Friday 15th of July. The four-piece scooped the BBC Introducing award at the first BBC Music Awards in 2014 and have been a firm fixture on the live music scene ever since.
With their most recent album being named ‘Hottest record in the world’ by BBC Radio 1, Mercury prize nominees Everything Everything are not to be missed this year at Truck Festival. Circa Waves, Young Fathers, Jack Savoretti and the hotly tipped Rat Boy are also joining proceedings in an indie-lovers dream lineup.
Truck is also catering to the hardcore fans out there with bands such as We Are The Ocean, Gnarwolves and Creeper providing everyone with a metal and punk injection. Truck 2016 will also bring to the table music from The Magic Gang, Formation and Hooton Tennis Club.
Completing the additions for Truck’s first announcement of 2016 are Creeper, Pixel Fix, Louis Berry alongside local favourites Willie J Healey and Esther Joy Lane.
Truck also recently confirmed that for 2016 the event will expand to three days across the weekend of Friday 15th until Sunday 17th July at the Hill Farm site. A whole extra 24 hours will be on offer packed, once again, with the best indie, rock, pop and electronic acts.
Truck Festival’s 18-year history has seen sets from the likes of Foals, The XX, Two Door Cinema Club, Biffy Clyro and Peace. Oxford’s original is the discerning go-to for credible and quality acts and 2016 is shaping up to be no less than another prime year.
Truck Festival expands to a three-day event for 2016 2016 full weekend tickets on sale Thursday 28th January 6:00pm
Oxford’s original music festival, Truck, confirms that for 2016 the event will expand to three days across the weekend of Friday 15th until Sunday 17th July at the Hill Farm site. A whole extra 24 hours will be on offer packed, once again, with the best indie, rock, pop and electronic acts. Truck Festival 2016 full weekend tickets priced at only £86.50 + booking fee go on sale via Truckfestival.com on Thursday 28thJanuary.
Last summer Truck heralded a great success with a sell-out crowd enjoying sets from Basement Jaxx, Charlatans, Clean Bandit, Slaves and many more. With the first 2016 line-up announcement due shortly the festival is thrilled to reveal to fans that this year’s festival is to add a whole extra day.
Truck Festival's Director, Ralph Broadbent comments:
“We're so excited to take Truck to three days for 2016. We're, as always, very conscious to remain one of the most accessible festivals in country, we believe festivals should be available for everyone. As a result, we will keep the ticket price as affordable as possible, £86.50 means that Truckers get an extra day of partying for £7, that's less than £29 a day!
2016 sees Truck in a stronger position than ever before, as a team we're totally tuned into how best to run the event and how to take it to the next step. The success of previous years has proved a real spring board from which to take Truck to the next level.”
Clean Bandit, Temples and Public Service Broadcasting lead the third series of bands announced for TRUCK 2015
Without further ado, we have the pleasure to introduce you to….
Our two sub headliners; Grammy award winning and chart conquering Clean Bandit and Temples alongside other huge names and the best brand new bands.
Clean Bandit’s rapid rise to fame has seen the quartet bag a Grammy for their hit ‘Rather Be’, now this summer we'll see them perform this and other smash hits for our wonderful audience.
Formed whilst studying at the University of Cambridge the band hail from enemy territory, no doubt a serving of polished electro-pop will build bridges during their set.
Temples, signed to the much-respected Heavenly Recordings, bring a slice of psychedelia to proceedings. The band has previously supported The Rolling Stones, while Brett Anderson personally invited them to tour with Suede. Temples’ set at Truck therefore comes with some very weighty recommendations.
Also joining the bill are the heady mix of rock, samples, spoken word and synths make up the mind-bending experience that is Public Service Broadcasting. The duo consisting of the enigmatically named J. Willgoose, Esq. and Wrigglesworth will provide a not-to-miss moment at Truck.
Further additions to appear alongside headliners Basement Jaxx and The Charlatans include:
DJ Luck and MC Neat All We Are D.I.D The Bohicas Summer Camp DMA's Rat Boy The Magic Gang Neon Waltz New Desert Blues
Clean Bandit’s rapid rise to fame has seen the quartet bag a Grammy for their hit ‘Rather Be’, now this summer will see them perform this and other smashes for the Truck festival audience. Formed whilst studying at the University of Cambridge the band hail from enemy territory given Truck festival’s proximity to rivals Oxford, no doubt a slice of polished electro-pop will build bridges during their set. Temples, signed to the much-respected Heavenly Recordings, bring a slice of psychedelia to proceedings. The band has previously supported none other than The Rolling Stones and Brett Anderson personally invited them to tour with Suede. Temples’ set at Truck therefore comes with some very weighty recommendations. A heady mix of rock, samples, spoken word and synths make up the mind-bending experience that is Public Service Broadcasting. The duo consisting of the enigmatically named J. Willgoose, Esq. and Wrigglesworth will provide a not-to-miss moment at Truck.
As the festival stretches its musical offering further and further dance music finds a home at Truck. The Truck x Switch stage is collaborative effort boasting a headline set from Shy FX, one of drum n’ bass’ major players. Elsewhere Truck’s decks will be spinning courtesy of Black Butter Records’ My Nu Leng, MOBO Award-winning garage duo DJ Luck & MC Neat, bass music two-piece GotSome and Switch resident DJs.
Next to step up to the Truck stages are Liverpudlian trio All We Are, indie-pop outfit Dog Is Dead and swaggering rockers The Bohicas. Husband and wife duo Summer Camp, Australian trio DMA’s and a young singer reminiscent of Jamie T, Rat Boy make up further additions to the line up.
Last but by no means least are The Magic Gang, rockers currently courting attention from the likes of NME, a band far from their Jon O’Groats home, Neon Waltz, singer/songwriter Jake Isaac and up-and-coming indie act New Desert Blues.