Truck Festival is set in the secluded Hill Farm, Oxford which takes place on 21-23 July 2017. The festival was first established in 1998 for music lovers at a price of just £3. In fact, all profits that year were donated evenly to Amnesty International and Helen House Hospice. Truck festival wants to be known for giving upcoming artists a platform to express themselves and show off their talent.
The festival has significantly grown in popularity since then. It is now considered ‘the Godfather of the small festival scene” and is one of the UK’s longest running and most popular small festivals. Truck says, “We pride ourselves on being the ‘anti major festival’ festival, by giving our food taking through to the local Rotary Club charity, as well as bringing you the best mix of household names and emerging talent for the best priced ticket in the country.’
English indie-rock band The Libertines will headline the festival, which takes place between 21-23 July. They are still going strong after a turbulent past but seem to have left all that behind since reforming in 2014, the chemistry of the Doherty/Barat relationship being as distinct as ever. The release of ‘Anthems for Doomed Youth’ in 2015, 11 years after the infamous self-titled album made its debut, exceeding expectations of fans for definite.
Music wise revellers can expect a mix of metal, emo, punk, folk and hardcore during the day and by night dance music sounds including drum and bass and breakbeat with local, national and international DJ’s performing. Venture over to the ‘Truck x Switch’ stage where you can see MistaJam, Elijah & Skilliam, SASASAS and their own resident DJs.
Truck festival has been shortlisted for ‘Best Small Festival’ by the UK Festival Awards in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Having 7 stages for different music genres, the festival certainly has something for everyone! It wouldn’t be surprising if they made ‘Best Small Festival’ five years in a row, as this year’s festival is sold-out!