Friday 18th and Saturday 19th July saw Truck Festival joined by 6000 music-lovers and over 120 performers who together everyone basked in glorious sun rays amidst the Oxfordshire countryside.
The Charlatans confidently blended a hit-heavy set packed with singalong moments with newer material and set the bar high for day one of Truck Festival. Clean Bandit’s performance wove original chart-topping tunes into their own re-workings of club classics. Earlier on the Truck stage guitars ruled the roost with Augustines, Don Broco and Honeyblood each strutting their stuff to the delighted screams of the front rows. Over on the Market stage Mercury Prize-nominee, Ghostpoet, and New Yorkers Darwin Deez delivered top notch crowd-pleasing sets. Elsewhere on site The Barn was crowned by an eery but captivating show from Fat White Family, preceded by a stage-filling appearance from Slaves with many festival-goers queuing to catch a glimpse; packed to the rafters those luckily enough to have witnessed the set may well have caught one of festival season 2015’s highlights.
Day two featured up-and-coming artist Rat Boy give a stomping set on the Market stage, whilst over at the Truck stage Summer Camp’s dreamy indie pop eased festival-goers through Saturday afternoon. The Barn turned up the volume for Japanese heavy metal outfit Bo Ningen and Pulled Apart By Horses whilst Lucy Rose and Rae Morris both gave stunning turns on the Market Stage. To close Truck Festival dance duo extraordinaire Basement Jaxx and their exuberant vocalists set the night ablaze with hit after hit keeping festival-goers hands in the air all the way through to set-closer “Where’s You Head At?”, rounded off with a blast of glitter cannons.
As Truck Festival packs away the party for another year thoughts of 2016’s bash begin. Fans quick off the mark can take advantage of Truck’s early bird offer; for a limited time tickets for 2016 are available for just £7950, the same price as 2015. Also on offer is a payment plan of £8 per month, furthermore those signing up in July or August 2015 get this first month free. Both options are now sale via truckfestival.com
Truck Festival Marketing Manager Matt Harrap commented:
“A huge thanks to everyone involved and everyone who came along. This year’s Truck saw some brilliant sets, it’s a thrill to see our crowd enjoying the music so much. Our biggest audience to date is a sure sign that the interest in Truck shows no sign of slowing down. Looking ahead to 2016 we’ll be working hard to ensure that we follow up on this year’s success with another great event for next summer, we hope to see you all there!”
Published on 22 July 2015 by Wayne Feltham