More has been revealed for Truck Festival which takes place at Hill Farm in Steventon, in Oxfordshire over four days from Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd July 2018.
The Veterans & Virgins stage is run by Truck's original organiser Joe Bennett, as a place for artists new to Truck'as well as veterans of Truck festivals' gone by...
On Friday, BBC Introducing in Oxford present the bill with Self-help, Mother, Wednesday's Wolves, Wolfs, Who's Alice, Phoebe Rose, Worry, and The White Lakes, topped off by a career-spanning best-of set from Electric Soft Parade, plus a special one-off reunion show from Truck founding fathers Goldrush (pictured above, from 2004).
The Oxfordshire based band features the brothers Robin and Joe Bennett who created Truck Festival back in 1998, they've got an exciting set planned for the 20th anniversary year. Commented Joe Bennett:"I'm even more excited than usual about the Veterans & Virgins stage this year. As usual there are too many great artists to mention, but I'll mention a few anyway.. it's great to have festival favourites and former Truck Records artists Electric Soft Parade back after a 5-year gap, playing a career-spanning best-of set of their brilliantly-quirky indie-pop, and everyone should experience Drag Syndrome, a unique and magical cross-dressing cabaret show, performed by a range of celebrated actors with down's syndrome (including Steventon's own TV star Otto Baxter). Other highlights I predict will include NYC anti-folk innovator Lach, cornish roots-grunge trio William The Conqueror, experimental folk chanteuse Rachael Dadd and Hull psych-rock lunatic Matt Edible. Of course, I can't not mention how much I'm looking forward to this special one-off Goldrush reunion; it's the first time we've all been in the same place at the same time in more than 10 years, what with Garo here at Truck playing in Gaz Coombes' band, and drummer G visiting from Los Angeles. And since it's Robin's birthday (a big one!), and also 20 years since the first ever Truck Festival, it just felt like the right time to dust off the old hits one more time..!"
On Saturday there's children's singer Nick Cope, acoustic trio BMW, party-starters The Shapes, acoustic singer Katy Rose Bennett, synth-pop from Alphabet Backwards, anti-folk innovator Lach, the return of Le Emu Tavern, featuring Holy Roman Empire frontman Ste Fleming (who's promised to roll out some HRE 'hits' as well), psychedelic-pop from Matt Edible & The Obtuse Angels, a fabulous cross-dressing cabaret show performed by a range of celebrated actors with down's syndrome including Steventon's own TV star Otto Baxter that is "Drag Syndrome", space-rockers Co-Pilgrim, supergroup Bennett Wilson Poole featuring Robin from the Dreaming Spires, Danny the Champ, and Carterton-based 12-string guitarist Tony Poole, with finish from Fonda 500, to get everyone conga-ing into the night.
Then on Sunday there's blah off-kilter pop from Incredible Weapons, folk-pop duo Trevor Moss and Hannah-Lou, power-pop ensemble The Raving Beauties, Flights of Helios, roots-grunge trio William The Conqueror, folk multi-instrumentalist and chanteuse Rachael Dadd, rockabilly from Speedbuggy USA, and finally alt-country from The Epstein.
Truck has a line-up with Friendly Fires, George Ezra, and Courteeners, with other including Editors, Jake Bugg, Everything Everything, Circa Waves, Peace, The Amazons, Rat Boy, Drenge, Gaz Coombes, The Sherlocks, Moose Blood, We Are Scientists, Kurupt FM, Shy FX, Redlight, Holy Goof, and many more. For all of the details including all the day and stage info please see the line-up page.
Tickets are on sale, currently priced at £110 for Friday-Sunday including camping.
Thursday add-on tickets are priced at £25.
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