Truck Festival adds The Charlatans, Augustines

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Indie stalwarts The Charlatans are now confirmed as the second act to headline Oxford’s summer bash Truck Festival, taking place 17th and 18th July.

They are amongst 25 exciting new additions to the line-up also including Augustines, Don Broco, Darwin Deez, Fat White Family, Ghostpoet, Lucy Rose, Eagulls, The Wytches, Bo Ningen and yet more. Weekend tickets priced only £79.50 are available now from Truckfestival.com.

Touted by The Guardian as ‘possibly the best album of their career’, The Charlatans’ 12th LP, ‘Modern Nature’, hit the top ten earlier this year. Armed with material both fresh and vintage The Charlatans’ set at Truck Festival will be a prime opportunity to catch band on fine form. American trio Augustines are set head to Oxford from their base of New York City, the soaring rock outfit continue their ascension to one of the most in-demand live acts with an appearance at Truck.

Just weeks after taking part in the Kerrang! Tour, post-hardcore quartet Don Broco can now set their sights on tearing up the stage at Truck. To crown the Market stage Truck welcomes another New York City resident in the form of indie-pop band Darwin Deez. The ‘Radar Detector’ stars have graced the cover of NME and featured in their annual ‘Cool List’, Truck Festival is next on their list. Heading up the Barn stage will be Fat White Family, the provocative Brixton-based group have an anything-can-happen live reputation sure to add an edge to proceedings.

Elsewhere across the line-up Truck has confirmed melancholy wordsmith Ghostpoet, Warwickshire songstress Lucy Rose and feisty post-punk outfit Eagulls. Similarly high volume additions come in the form of surf-psyche trio The Wytches and Japanese acid punk band Bo Ningen. Bo Ningen will be one of many acts appearing as part of the ‘Alcopop & Big Scary Monsters takeover’. The Oxford record labels will curate a day on Truck’s ‘barn’ stage, also set to feature Tellison, Brawlers, Talons, Waylayers, Woahnows, Delta Sleep and Freeze The Atlantic.

From indie-rock to indie-pop via post-hardcore, alternative, electronic and left-field the latest raft of acts joining the Truck Festival line-up also features Raleigh Ritchie, Sunset Sons, Spring King, Nothing But Thieves, Beasts, Demob Happy, Allusondrugs, Solem Sun and Poledo.

As previously announced, Truck will also be headlined by Basement Jaxx and will see sets from Saint Raymond, Slaves, Peter Hook & The Light plus many more. See below for a full line-up as currently confirmed.

With an impressive 17 years under its belt Truck Festival is gearing up for another celebration of its standing as one of the best independent festivals in the calendar.

Published on 10 March 2015 by Ben Robinson

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