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6 minutes ago, Tonybyates said:

Took a look in them all , but not too detailed, but I’m in family camping as I have kids

my mates son has been stopped by the dogs though

Hhhhmmm I've concealed some extra alcohol within my food haha 

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8 minutes ago, Stuielooie said:

Whats the ground like? Coming tomorrow and weather looks crap for the weekend

It’s hard and dry as a bone 🦴 

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3 minutes ago, Tonybyates said:

It’s hard and dry as a bone 🦴 

Hmm.. was there any storms there last night? Sat and sunday looks like it might be a bit of rain. Maybe the ground will still be fine?

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5 minutes ago, Stuielooie said:

Hmm.. was there any storms there last night? Sat and sunday looks like it might be a bit of rain. Maybe the ground will still be fine?

There was a tiny bit of rain but it's all dried up now.

Searches seem pretty hit and miss. We got our camping stove in but our neighbours had theirs confiscated. I got my mirror taken away but everyone else seems to have theirs. 

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33 minutes ago, FestivalJamie said:

Anyone else have the most incredible weekend!? 😃

Yes, I love that farm, I love everything about the festival, acts were brilliant, people we nice, organised very well loved it! Canny wait to go back next year again

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1 hour ago, FestivalJamie said:

Anyone else have the most incredible weekend!? 😃

Yep - until I lost my hearing in one ear Sunday morning!!!

Thankfully nothing serious, just constant earplug use (we do 12 or more festivals a year) had slowly pushed wax down my ear canal til it blocked up overnight.

Lesson learnt after having to come away on Sunday.

Zodiac not worth the upgrade money though - no cat swinging room, only 3 sit down loos for men for the entire area and car park further away than general camping! Another lesson learnt.

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First time Truck attendee, and had a really nice time. Was fortunate that most the bands I caught were great, crowd was up for it, food was nice, and the weather largely held. Sound quality was a bit iffy on the main stage, which meant it took me a while to really get into Wolf Alice and Foals' sets (oddly a different position altogether solved the issue for 2 Door), while a few bands near the end on Saturday were a bit meh. But I had fun. Right bill and I would be more than happy to return next year.

Having stayed off site on a hotel and planned to go home straight after the Sunday bands, its probably a good thing I left then. I saw photos on Twitter of the traffic today and it looked genuinely awful.

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Went for the first time this year and had a great time! I've done Reading quite a few times and the general atmosphere and crowd at Truck was so much nicer.

I'd agree that Zodiac wasn't really worth it - hour long shower queues, toilets could still be pretty gross and although it was more spacious than general camping it wasn't massively so. Was also the furthest away from the shuttle bus.

The only real issues I noticed were with security and general organisation. The crowd was surging back during Nothing But Thieves so people were getting crushed with their backs to the barrier at the sound desk. It was really dangerous, loads of people on the floor crying, children caught up in it all and no staff in sight to help anyone or monitor the crowd. Hope they keep more of an eye out next year as it really was awful.

Took 4 hours just to get on the shuttle bus to Didcot Parkway so next year we'd definitely drive! All in all it was a lovely weekend and I'm excited to see who's there next year. Hope everyone had a great time!

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48 minutes ago, razzles said:

Took 4 hours just to get on the shuttle bus to Didcot Parkway so next year we'd definitely drive!

Yowser!

What time did you join the queue?

We left camp at about 10:30 and as there were 4 of us, decided to go for a taxi (£13) had to walk off site to be picked up ands then wait about 45 mi s for the booking to come through, but ended up at Didcot for midday.

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My first Truck, was in family camping, really enjoyed it, for me the only real issue with the whole festival is the stages are all too close together so there was often a fair bit of sound bleed. Oh and also I didn't realise until Saturday there were urinals for men... But that's just me being unobservant.

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Was my 18th Truck this weekend...event feels like it’s something completely different to when I first went in 1999! 

has come on leaps and bounds in the last 2-3 years and it’s amazing to see it now at 18,000 capacity given it was still only 5,000 a few years ago and only 400 at my first in 1999!

feel like a few more ‘big’ acts should be on now though and perhaps a more dance orientated headliner (Basement Jaxx did a great job in 2015)

bar prices are also getting very high (£5.50 a pint!) and the queues to get out of the car park this morning were ridiculous took me over 3 hours luckily my house is only 15 min drive away.

all in all a great weekend look forward to seeing who gets announced for next year already. :)  

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9 hours ago, gooner1990 said:

Was my 18th Truck this weekend...event feels like it’s something completely different to when I first went in 1999! 

has come on leaps and bounds in the last 2-3 years and it’s amazing to see it now at 18,000 capacity given it was still only 5,000 a few years ago and only 400 at my first in 1999!

feel like a few more ‘big’ acts should be on now though and perhaps a more dance orientated headliner (Basement Jaxx did a great job in 2015)

bar prices are also getting very high (£5.50 a pint!) and the queues to get out of the car park this morning were ridiculous took me over 3 hours luckily my house is only 15 min drive away.

all in all a great weekend look forward to seeing who gets announced for next year already. :)  

Bar prices aren't that high, £5.50 is pretty standard for these sort of events now, even at a normal gig is can Ben £5.50

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3 hours ago, Mcbatesman said:

Bar prices aren't that high, £5.50 is pretty standard for these sort of events now, even at a normal gig is can Ben £5.50

Truck always had lower prices than other commercial festivals which is what they prided themselves on for many a year.

That sadly seems to have disappeared in the last couple years.

also from 2017 we weren’t allowed to bring own alcohol into the arena anymore which has made things a lot more expensive! 

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12 minutes ago, gooner1990 said:

Truck always had lower prices than other commercial festivals which is what they prided themselves on for many a year.

That sadly seems to have disappeared in the last couple years.

also from 2017 we weren’t allowed to bring own alcohol into the arena anymore which has made things a lot more expensive! 

Was always going to go up though, everything like that does, especially when the tickets are still relatively cheap! 

Taking your own alcohol in was always going to stop as well, even the free music festival in my town has stopped letting you! 

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I was told by someone ITK that the festival oversold by a HUGE amount, and there was way over 22.5k people attending this year. 

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34 minutes ago, Mcbatesman said:

Was always going to go up though, everything like that does, especially when the tickets are still relatively cheap! 

Taking your own alcohol in was always going to stop as well, even the free music festival in my town has stopped letting you! 

Didn't have too - see Glastonbury

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31 minutes ago, Stuielooie said:

I was told by someone ITK that the festival oversold by a HUGE amount, and there was way over 22.5k people attending this year. 

This wouldn't surprise me at all. I think the line-up was particularly strong for the price.

The pit for Foals was incredibly hard work due to crowding. I think the festival could handle the numbers, queues for bars and toilets were never really an issue, but they do need to move the sound tower back a bit.

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Who we saying for next year?

I was thinking something along the lines of Bombay Bicycle Club, Chic, Bastille/Richard Ashcroft?

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So, did anyone else witness the singer from Sports Team do his one-man Karaoke show in the Tap Room on Saturday Night? For some reason, he was given the mic and allowed to bellow over the top of songs like Common People. We left when Robbie Williams Angels came on. One of the most awful things I have ever witnessed, and fuck me, the guy cannot sing a note in tune. Dreadful shit. I now hate that band, and the sooner they sink from view, the happier I'll be.

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10 minutes ago, maelzoid said:

So, did anyone else witness the singer from Sports Team do his one-man Karaoke show in the Tap Room on Saturday Night? For some reason, he was given the mic and allowed to bellow over the top of songs like Common People. We left when Robbie Williams Angels came on. One of the most awful things I have ever witnessed, and fuck me, the guy cannot sing a note in tune. Dreadful shit. I now hate that band, and the sooner they sink from view, the happier I'll be.

I was there and really enjoyed it! I’m not the biggest fan of Sport Team but both sets were highlights of the weekend for me. I wouldn’t agree with the guy comparing the Market stage saying they’re “the best live band around” (a number of bands in the same sort of scene are better in my opinion, one being stuck in Japan that evening) but I think they’re a lot of fun and that the energy of their live set was there in the DJ set. It was a perfect way to spend the Saturday evening for me. 

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5 hours ago, foolee said:

Didn't have too - see Glastonbury

Glastonbury is weird and doesn't work like any other festival, at the end of the day it's a business and it's aim is to make money so price increases will happen whether its the same time or a few years later than other festivals

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6 hours ago, foolee said:

Didn't have too - see Glastonbury

Great festival but they don't have to pay as much for artists as others so save a lot of £. 

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6 hours ago, Stuielooie said:

I was told by someone ITK that the festival oversold by a HUGE amount, and there was way over 22.5k people attending this year. 

Didn’t seem overcrowded tbh. 

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