Truck Festival 2015 – Hill Farm, Oxford
17 – 18 July, 2015
As England basks in the heat and Glastonbury becomes to a distant memory it’s time to start thinking about some of the other great festivals this country has to offer and in just a few weeks Louder Than War will be hitting Truck Festival 2015.
This medium-sized festival in the sleepy Oxfordshire countryside packs a punch on the festival circuit and is fast becoming a firm favourite for the more discerning festival goers for credible and quality acts mixed with new and emerging talent.
This year classical-inspired stars Clean Bandit, Heavenly Records’ psychedelica signings Temples and innovative duo Public Service Broadcasting join the ever-expanding line up for Truck Festival on 17 and 18 July. They join The Charlatans, Basement Jaxx, Peter Hook & The Light, The Fat White Family, Slaves and Pulled Apart By Horses for this year’s eclectic line up.
As the festival stretches its musical offerings further and further, dance music finds a home at Truck. The Truck x Switch stage is a collaborative effort boasting a headline set from Shy FX, one of drum n’ bass’s major players. Elsewhere, Truck’s decks will be spinning courtesy of Black Butter Records’ My Nu Leng, MOBO Award-winning garage duo DJ Luck & MC Neat, bass music two-piece GotSome and Switch resident DJs.
Next to step up to the Truck stages are Liverpudlian trio All We Are, indie-pop outfit Dog Is Dead and swaggering rockers The Bohicas. Husband and wife duo Summer Camp, Australian trio DMA’s and Rat Boy, a young singer reminiscent of Jamie T, make up further additions to the line-up.
Last but by no means least are The Magic Gang, rockers currently courting attention from the likes of NME, a band far from their John O’Groats home, Neon Waltz, singer/songwriter Jake Isaac and up-and-coming indie act New Desert Blues.
Tickets for what is set to be the festival’s best year yet are priced at only £79.50, available now from truckfestival.com.
All words by Kristen Goodall. More by Kristen on Louder Than War can be found at her author’s archive.