Set in the heart of Oxfordshire’s countryside, Truck Festival, one of the UK’s most popular, longest running, small festivals returns next week (15th,16th and 17th July 2016). The festival has been dubbed “the Godfather of the small festival scene” and has also been nominated for “best small festival” awards over the past two years.
The festival prides itself on showcasing the biggest and best new bands and musicians alongside being an “anti major festival” allowing festival goers to bring their own food and drink along. Truck was also the first festival that banned Katie Hopkins from attending. What’s more to like?
Truck Festival is to be headlined by Catfish and the Bottlemen, Kodaline and Manic Street Preachers, but here are our top 8 bands/musicians that you must see over the weekend of Truck Festival.
Blending the lines between indie, pop and electronic all in one with a hint of warmth on top. Pixel Fix are an Oxford based quartet and the band have previously supported the likes of The 1975 and Coasts.
Wylde are a four piece, shoegaze band from Scotland. The band are influenced by the likes of DIIV and My Bloody Valentine which shows through their reverb drenched tracks such as ‘Siren’ and ‘Human’.
Vant are a London based, indie rock quartet born out of frustration at the world and a remedy against the ignorance of pop music with a promise of intense and grungy live shows. The band also recently announced that they’d be joining Nothing But Thieves on tour later this year.
We saw Happy Accidents (ironically) by accident back at Southsea Festival in 2014 and weren’t disappointed. The band have recently released their debut album ‘You Might Be Right’ via Alcopop Records on 1st July 2016.
Dolls are grunge/punk duo, Jade and Bel from London whose energetic, raw live performances are not to be missed. We saw the band just over a year ago and were impressed by the infectious quality of their music.
We’re No Heroes
We’re No Heroes are a three piece indie, funk rock band hailing from Cardiff bringing us tracks hinted with retro, charm and math rock. The band have supported bands such as Public Service Broadcasting, Catfish and the Bottlemen and Future Of The Left.