So, as we begin to hurtle headlong into the annual summer music festival season, it’s with a certain kind of trepidation that tyour average music consumer begins to weigh up their options and make an important decision which shall shape their summer months. “If I’m going to be forking out over £100 on tickets alone, the line-up had better be bloody great!” Well, it’s a decision that Truck Festival are hoping to amek easier for those passionate about the Oxford music scene; a line-up full of relatively big names (I mean, there is no Radiohead or Fleet Foxes, but British Sea Power are kinda legendary in their own weird, twig-swinging, siren-wailing, stuffed-grizzly-bear kinda way) and a whole host of local bands tipped for great things. And so, with their final line-up announcement of 2012, Truck have announced that Fixers, The Old Grinding Young, Toliesel, Jess Hall, Robots With Souls, Pixel Fix, Kill Murray, Lost Dogs and The See See will be the final names in the Truck Monster’s belly.
They will join some very established newcomers to the event including The Temper Trap, Villagers, Guillemots, and of course Tim Minchin – probably the first artist at Truck to have won an Olivier award! Of course, as well as being known for “Matilda” he’s just been cast in the new production of “Jesus Christ Superstar”, and is verging on superstar status himself.
After early bird tickets sold out in a week, we’re pleased to say tickets are moving fast this year and we do recommend buying yours soon to guarantee entry. As Ralph says in the BBC interview, there will be no last minute discounts and the event is likely to sell out. Don’t say we didn’t warn you! As the weekend ticket represents such good value, there will not be any day tickets either.
Weekend tickets are available now for £69 here.
More information on the line-up, including a full schedule of acts, can be found on our website:
Tickets are also avaiable in person from Truck Store, 101 Cowley Road and now also from Remade Guitars, Coxeter House, Abingdon.
As last year, alongside the 3 music stages there will be an area devoted to families, with themed activities, parades, workshops and all kinds of theatrical fun taking place in the new Ladybird tent. More details about this soon! There will also be a dedicated family camping area and interesting stalls to explore. With Under-12s going free accompanied by a responsible adult, Truck represents a great value option for families too.