Often seen as the jewel in the Oxford music crown, Truck Festival has seen a few crows leave the Tower over the past couple of years. When the festival went bust in 2011 it looked as if it was all over for Truck. It’s not uncommon for this kind of thing to happen, even festivals such as Hop Farm (despite being relatively new and boasting past headline acts such as Neil Young, Bob Dylan and Prince) have since folded under the strains of an over-saturated market in the UK and an increasingly competitive market on the continent. So it is through great determination that Truck Festival now wins ardent admiration for managing to stay afloat, return to it’s roots and provide Oxford a centre-piece music festival once again.
Truck Festival Lineup 2013: The Horrors Headline
Truck Festival 2012 was a sell-out and it’s quite safe to assume that 2013 should prove equally as popular, especially after announcing The Horrors as the first confirmed headline act. Having adjusted their sound from gimmicky goths to sensual shoegazers, The Horrors are Truck Festival 2013’s Saturday night headliners.
Other acts at this year’s Truck Festival include: Ash, Gaz Coombes, Here Come The Bombs, Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip headline The Market Stage on Saturday, Dry The River to headline The Market Stage on Friday and Rolo Tomassi headline The Barn on Saturday. The BSM/Alcopop Takeover returns with the excellent Tall Ships alongside Gunning For Tamar, Crash Of Rhinos, Stagecoach, Axes, the Social Club and Salvation Bill.
Elsewhere on the Truck Festival lineup: internet sensations Lewis Watson and Jack Martello, Heavenly Records signings Toy, Placebo drummer Steve Forrest’s project Planes, and many more: The Bots, Ady Suleiman, Brother & Bones, The Computers, Wet Nuns, Arcane Roots, Max Raptor and the Physics House Band, The Family Rain, Fight Like Apes.
Truck Festival early bird tickets have sold out – tickets are on general sale now at £74 each from: www.truckfestival.com