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Preview: Truck Festival 2018

The “Godfather of the small festival scene”, Truck Festival began in 1998 and 20 years later it’s still going strong. Started to combat the “commercial” and “predictable” ways of festivals like Glastonbury, Truck has managed to evolve to become a go-to for all kinds of music fans.

This year it’s bigger and better than ever, with an extra day added to allow festival-goers to set up camp early and even catch some exclusive-to-the-day bands such as Peace and JAWS. As such, Truck Festival will now run from Thursday 19 July through to Sunday 22 July at Hill Farm, Oxfordshire.

The weekend itself will see three huge headliners on The Truck Stage – Friendly Fires, George Ezra and Courteeners – but it’s some of the smaller acts that will provide that fantastic, not-to-be-missed festival experience.

Over on The Market Stage, the likes of goth-pop favourites Pale Waves, electric trio Dream Wife, and The Magic Gang playing tracks from their recently released debut album will all perform, drawing talent from all over the UK to keep fans entertained. As some of the biggest names in indie right now, those three come highly recommended.

The Nest will provide a more obscure affair, with acts that are up-and-coming. Milk Teeth are ones to watch for rock fans, or Turbowolf, while The Big Moon will appeal more to indie fans. For an interesting hybrid of indie and punk, check out Bloody Knees who pack quite the punch during their live shows.

Palm City is for those attending who prefer DJs over bands but also operates as the perfect place to hang out if you’re between bands you want to see. Carrying on well into the night and also offering up huge names such as Sub Focus, Kurupt FM and Shy FX, you couldn’t ask for more of a variety.

Veterans & Virgins is a mix of acts picked by Truck Festival organizers, some performing for the first time and some returning after excellent performances in previous years – hence the name. Goldrush, The Shapes and Incredible Weapons are our picks if you need help deciding!

Truck Festival is jam-packed with artists to see and things to do, so matter what you do you’ll be sure to have an awesome time – and it’s just under a month away. See you in the pit!

Tickets are still available for purchase at £110 at the festival’s website here – https://truckfestival.com, but this will soon rise to £120 so get buying now!

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