Why Visit 2018 Truck Festival

Truck Festival, “the Godfather of the small festival scene”, is one of the UK’s longest running and most popular small festivals. It has been shortlisted for “Best Small Festival” by The UK Festival Awards in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
It was started in 1998 by the Bennett family (including the brothers Robin and Joe of the band Goldrush), who decided that mainstream festivals such as Glastonbury had become too commercial and predictable. It is held in July at Hill Farm in Steventon, which lies between Didcot and Abingdon-on-Thames.
Supported by locals and friendly to families, Oxford’s original independent music festival has remained small partly due to the size restrictions of Hill Farm. With its small stature being part of its irresistible authentic charm, it features several unique stages for gigs.
Three flatbed trucks make up the main stage (incidentally this isn’t the origin of the festival’s name), and another of the six stages is a cow shed with a distinct farmyard vibe. All the venues take on double lives as they switch between the rock and folk acts of earlier hours to electronic music later on.
2017 Truck Festival took place 21-23 July, and this year’s headliners include The Libertines, Franz Ferdinand and The Vaccines. For more info on their previous star studded guests, that include Biffy Clyro, Foals, Two Door Cinema Club, The XX and many more, visit their official website. Next year, the festival will take place 20-22 July, at Hill Farm, OX13 6AB.
Truck pride themselves on being the “anti-major festival” festival, by bringing you the best mix of household names and emerging talent for the best priced ticket in the country.
Super Early Birds and Early Birds are already completely Sold Out. You can still purchase one of their Payment Plan tickets and spread the cost of your ticket or join their mailing list for more info on tickets. All profits from the festival go to charity so you can help a good cause and enjoy good music at the same time!

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