Get revved up for TRUCK festival in July
With a month to go the UK's coolest independent festival is ready to let you know which band's are coming to play at Hill Farm, Steventon on 25th and 26th July. TRUCK 12 is here – let it in.
Someone once said 'Life is like a box of chocolates'. And so is the next delivery of artists from TRUCK. But it's not a box of identical indie band Ferrero Rochers, it's more of a hand-crafted case of artisan swiss chocolates for everyone to enjoy. Ambassador, we're really spoiling you.
In today's delivery:A sprinkling of the best guitar bands: WILD BEASTS, WINTERSLEEP, THE JOY FORMIDABLE, WE WERE PROMISED JETPACKS, WHITE BELT YELLOW TAG. Mali music star (and son of Ali) VIEUX FARKA TOURE and his band.
A 90-minute improvised set from DAMO SUZUKI of CAN and an all-star cast of 'sound-carriers'. Shoegazetronics from A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS and SAD DAY FOR PUPPETS. South Africans DEAR READER. Some glacial Icelandic soundscapes from HJALTALIN. Welsh goodness from EUROS CHILDS and THE TRUCKERS OF HUSK.
TRUCK is here to support the local music scene so has dedicated the whole of Sunday's mainstage to Oxford based bands, 'Oxford Day' will include legend's like THE CANDYSKINS, DIVE DIVE, all topped off by by Oxford other brother's SUPERGRASS.
The now infamous Cowshed Rave returns with DJ FOOD and DK, TOTAL SCIENCE, LEE MORTIMER & FOAMO and Oxford's own TOTALLY ENORMOUS EXTINCT DINOSAURS.
We have new stages from: NONCLASSICAL, BBC INTRODUCING with Bethan Elfyn, and ROCK SOUND MAGAZINE.
Keep reading to see our full lineup
THE LINEUP SO FAR IN FULL:
TRUCK STAGE SATURDAY
Red Light Company
Vieux Farka Touré
Detroit Social Club
TRUCK STAGE SUNDAY: 'OXFORD DAY'
The Long Insiders
Jali Fily Cissokho
BARN SATURDAY NIGHT: FRESH OUT THE BOX PRESENTS the Cowshed Rave
DJ FOOD & DK (Ninja Tune) 4 Deck DJ/AV set
Lee Mortimer & Foamo (Wearhouse/Dubsided) Back to Back DJ set
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
Total Science (C.I.A) 15 Years Of Drum n Bass DJ Set
BARN SATURDAY: Y!M!D! PRESENTS
A Place To Bury Strangers
We Were Promised Jet Packs
Data Select Party
White Belt Yellow Tag
BARN SUNDAY: ROCK SOUND PRESENTS:
The Ghost Of A Thousand
Pulled Apart By Horses
The Joy Formidable
And So I Watch You From Afar
Gabriel Prokofiev (DJ)
The Elysian Quartet
John Matthias & Nick Ryan
John Kameel Farah
Sad Day For Puppets
House Of Brothers
Holton's Opulent Oog
Linda Rose Moody
Trevor Moss & Hannah Lou
MARKET STAGE: SUNDAY - BOB HARRIS PRESENTS…
Gary Louris & Mark Olson (The Jayhawks)
Mike Heron & Georgia Seddon
Danny the champ
Eliza Gilkyson & Band
Two Door Cinema Club
Heloise & the Savoir Faire
We Are Enfant Terrible
BBC INTRODUCING with BETHAN ELFYN:
Truckers of Husk
Fredrick Stanley Starr
The Original Rabbit Foot Spasm Band
This Town Needs Guns
Jason Sebastian Russo
A bit about us:
Founded in 1998, the 12th TRUCK FESTIVAL takes place at Hill Farm, Steventon on July 25th & 26th 2009, headlined by Supergrass and Ash.
The festival is run by musicians Robin and Joe Bennett and various friends and family.
It has a capacity of 5000 is frequently called a cross between Woodstock and a village fete. TRUCK is about discovering your new favourite band, and rediscovering those resident eccentrics on the fringes, whilst chewing a burger from the Rotary Club or an ice cream from the Vicar, before buying a few pints from those cross-dressing bar staff!
All food and bar proceeds are donated to charities and good causes, and the event has no commercial sponsorship.
Tickets are priced £70, available from local shops, Rough Trade East,
www.wegottickets.com / www.gigantic.com / www.seetickets.com