Truck Festival add Young Knives and lots more

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Truck Festival add Young Knives and lots more

Young Knives, Liam Finn, Pete & The Pirates, Electric Soft Parade, ODC Drumline with Coloureds, Durrty Goodz for Truck Festival.

Oxford's finest adopted sons, Young Knives, kept it intimate playing in the Truck Store on Record Store Day but they will no doubt bring out the big guns and get expansive when they play the Truck Stage right before headliner Gruff Rhys on the Saturday night of the festival. On the back of yet another fine album, Ornaments From The Silver Arcade, Truck are very pleased to welcome back their good friends for the first time in several years.

You haven't been able to open a magazine (except perhaps Gardener's World) for months now without reading gushing commentary on Oxford's Blessing Force scene/community/thing but it's not just talk, the collective easily live up to the hyperbole with some amazing bands and artists under their umbrella. Over the years, Truck has booked various incarnations of the acts who now form the collective to play the festival but this year, the entire Saturday programme on the newly-expanded Last.fm stage will be given over to Blessing Force talent. Joining already announced Chad Valley, Pet Moon, Trophy Wife and Jonquil will be:

ODC Drumline with Coloureds – Oxford's all-star drum clinic comprising members of Komrad, This Town Needs Guns, Youthmovies and Hreda go head to head with digital terrorists Coloureds.

Durrty Goodz – Goodz is without doubt the most promising MC the UK underground has produced in the last few years. With a sharp tongue, super-fast rhyming ability and clever lyrics all eyes are on Goodz right now.

Rhosyn – “Orchestral Pop that sits somewhere between Bat For Lashes and Dirty Projectors" (Mercury Prize Blog)

Wild Swim – sprawling and pastoral glitch infused indie from the same family as Hood, Arthur Russell and Wild Beasts.

Solid Gold Dragons – debut performance from Sam Scott's (ex-Youthmovies/Jonquil) solo project.

The Last.fm Stage returns to Truck for the second year and will also be the home to performances on the Sunday from Reading's Pete & The Pirates and long-time Truck favourites Electric Soft Parade. Liam Finn has also been confirmed for the Transgressive Records curated bill on the Friday on the Clash Stage.

Published on 06 May 2011 by Wayne Feltham

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