The 14th Truck Festival (22nd-24th July) will, unfortunately for FFS, be our first. We had a rough idea that something good was going on in a field in Oxford all these years, but we’ve only just been informed of the gravity of the situation. Why did no one tell us? WHY?
Truck is a teensy-weensy family-run affair (there’s space for 8,000 people this year), spearheaded by a pair of brothers with impeccable taste and some pretty cool friends.
This year, they’ve palled up with Transgressive, Heavenly Recordings and Bella Union, each of whom will curate the new Clash Stage for a day.
Transgressive’s Friday take-over will see the likes of Mechanical Bride, Dry the River and Johnny Flynn take to the stage.
On Saturday it’s the turn of Heavenly, who’ve invited acts as diverse as Edwyn Collins, Cherry Ghost, and FFS favourite Sea of Bees to join the Truck family.
The last day of the festival sees Bella Union take their turn on the Clash Stage. They’ve lined up John Grant, Philip Selway (him out of Radiohead), the delightful Alessi’s Ark, Treefight for Sunlight and Lanterns to ensure that Truck finishes on the best possible note.
We expect to be exhausted, of course, but we also expect to be taken on one pretty delectable ride. Watch out Truck, FFS is coming.
Tickets are a mere £99, and you can get yours here.