Hill Farm in Steventon, Oxfordshire hosts the 22nd year of the UK’s longest running small festival in July, as Truck Festival revealed its monster of a line-up after their team hilariously leaked the lineup by sending acts penned onto potatoes to fans of the festival. Check out #Truckpotato on Twitter for some great pictures.
Twelve years after their last appearance at Truck, local band Foals will be returning to showcase their forthcoming twin albums, Everything Saved Will Not Be Lost on the main stage Saturday evening. When questioned on their return to the festival, Foals said “We’re coming home!”.
After the success of last year’s first Thursday opening, festival favourites Slaves will be headlining the opening night. 2018 saw the punk duo release their acclaimed third LP Acts Of Fear And Love. With new music for 2019 confirmed by guitarist Laurie Vincent, expect the unexpected on Thursday night.
Friday will see Wolf Alice headline the Truck Stage. This will be one of the band’s few festival appearances this year. The 2018 Mercury Award winning rock band told us “We’re honoured to headline the amazing Truck festival. Cheeky legends guaranteed attendance. Do not miss this.”
Closing Truck Festival on Sunday will be Irish indie legends Two Door Cinema Club – who like Foals and Slaves have previously featured at the festival, and now return for a headline performance.
Festival organiser Matt Harrap commented, “We’re extremely excited to announce our first wave of artists for this year’s show! Returning hometown heroes Foals is the icing on the cake; we’re over the moon to have them for their first Oxfordshire show in 5 years and their first at Truck since pre Antidotes! Having artists of the calibre of Two Door Cinema Club and Wolf Alice also coming to headline the event after many years of asking is truly humbling and their sets will no doubt live long in the memory.”
Other standout names on the incredible lineup include pop punk royalty You Me At Six, recent BRIT nominees IDLES, indie-pop singer Kate Nash, up and coming five-piece Shame, The Futureheads, four-piece punk act Martha,and the hugely popular pop-rock band Don Broco
The Oxfordshire festival, as always welcomes a host of local bands. “We have brilliant up and coming local talent such as Lacuna Common and Self Help”, says Matt Harrap. “Mix in the likes of You Me At Six, Nothing But Thieves and Shame and the soon to be announced epic Switch takeover of Palm City then we’ve got a real party! With ticket sales well ahead of this time last year, we really recommend not hanging around!”
Truck Festival takes place at Hill Farm, Steventon from 25th-28th July 2019. Tickets are available now but seem to be selling very quickly! This is not one to miss out on.
First announced acts for Truck Festival 2019:
Wolf Alice, Foals, Two Door Cinema Club, Slaves, Nothing But Thieves, You Me At Six, Don Broco, IDLES, Kate Nash, Shame, Lewis Capaldi, The Futureheads, Sea Girls, Ten Tonnes, Fontaines D.C., Spector, Clean Cut Kid, She Drew The Gun, Easy Life, Cassia, Whenyoung, Sports Team, Milk Teeth, Puppy, Only The Poets, Pip Blom, Saltwater Sun, Vistas, The Murder Capital, Lucia, Swimming Girls, Lady Bird, Press To Meco, Martha, Gaffa Tape Sandy, Heavy Lungs, Haze, Devon, The Mysterines, Kagoule, Zuzu, Annabel Allum, Cassels, Cheerbleederz, Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam, Lacuna Common, Self Help, Mr Motivator