Wood Festvial and Oxfork Dinner Party

Hopefully, you have digested the news as regards to Truck 14 and, like us, feeling satisfyingly full. Well make room for desert, the summer isn’t all about Truck Festvial, we also have Wood Festival to look forward to from May 20th to the 22nd. Powered by 100% renewable energy and shortlisted for Best Toilets at the Festival Awards (can often be the clincher for some festival goers, if you pardon the pun), it’s another feather in Trucks elaborate bird-like top-hat.

Bands performing at this year’s Wood Festival include; OX4 headliner Willy Mason, fiddling folker Eliza Carthy, local girl Thea Gilmore, Mama Rosin, Celtic folk trio Uiscedwr and husband and wife Trevor Moss & Hannah Lou. And that’s just the festivals most recent crop of performers.

Also playing Wood this year is Dreaming Spires, Treetop Flyers, Super Khoumeissa, Jali Fily Cissokho, The Epstein, Katy Rose & The Cavalry Parade, The Minikins, Goodnight Lenin, Polly & The Billets Doux, Holton’s Opulent Oog, George Borowski, Owen Thomas and Band Of Hope.

Sounds tatsy! And in another mouth-watering offering from Truck on March 24th at The Old Bookbinders on Cowley Road will be an evening of music and food; possibly the finest combo on this green earth. Locally Sourced: An Oxfork Dinner Party will be providing lucky punters with a delicious vegetarian feast with ingredients from local farmers and artisan producers.

The provisional menu includes a welcome drink and selection of breads with our own oils, pestos and dips, Beetroot soup with sorrel and feta salsa, Potato and celeriac gratin, purple sprouting broccoli with lemon and chilli, cauliflower with dill and capers, local cheeses with our own homemade onion marmalade, a yummy pudding plus coffee and chocolate.

Entertainment will be curated by Oxford’s literature and art publication, Ferment Magazine.Acts confirmed so far include Richard Walters, Paul Askew, Humphrey Astley, George Chopping and Andrew Mears.


Tickets for Wood Festival cost £95 for adults– including camping and all workshops – available from the website www.thisistruck.com, www.gigantic.com and local outlets. A Young Person’s ticket (ages 13-17) is £65, and as before Children 12 & under are FREE (if booked in advance). All under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Tickets for Oxfork coast £25 and can be purchased at www.WeGotTickets.com/Oxfork