Truck Festival 2011: Truck 14
Times they are a changing for sure. Everyone’s favourite off the beaten track festival returns bigger and better than ever. Truck is only a few calender pages away, transforming from a 2 day to a marathon 3 day festival (22-24th July), increasing capacity from 5000 to an arena sized 8000, the opening of the Truck Store and not just another stage but another field. Exciting and most likely mind blowing times.
A couple of years ago on April 1st, Truck announced “Megadeth” were headlining, I was a little confused but none the less checked them out and just figured I’d go along for the ride. This of course was an april fools joke and I’m a dummy but I feel that attitude is the perfect one when hitting Truck as there’ll be so many great bands to discover that your favourites almost become an afterthought. I should also mention a friend of mine who only discovered it was a music festival on the way there, in his mind he was just being supportive of my new obsession with HGV’s. What a trooper.
On to the acts. Some artists’ sound and reputation would suit this stage so well that you would assume they’d graced Truck at some point, especially when you’re dealing with someone whose career is close to spanning a quarter of a century. However, this is frontman of Super furry animals and Jack of all genres Gruff Rhys‘ first appearence in this area of the Oxfordshire countryside. He’ll be closing the Saturday night, not too long after having supported Bright Eyes at the Royal Albert Hall, both should be equally magnificent.
Gruff Rhys- Shark ridden waters
Bellowhead‘s heartwarming, feet moving, endorphene enducing set last year was so well received they’ve been asked to come back to close Truck’s first ever official Friday night. Often you’d say, if you like this- you’ll like this. The people I was with at the event last year were primarily and mostly into post hardcore and neither stopped talking about how great they were or stopped dancing. They may well have never recovered, but they’re not the only ones who will be glad to see their return. They are a unique experience live, there’s brass, sing alongs, sea shanties, drinking and a guaranteed great time. Don’t even think about missing out.
Bellowhead- Two Magicians
The line up already looks amazing but you must remember there’s still LOADS to be announced. The heavyweight list already includes Johnny Flynn, John Grant and Cherry Chost. You know there’s going to be some serious huge players there this summer so you don’t want to miss out, tickets are going FAST.
Tickets are under £100 and you won’t be able to find a better festival than Truck for that. To be honest the more expensive ones aren’t any better, just go get a ticket and we’ll see you in the summer!
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Other Artists already announced include:
Richmond Fontaine, Jonquil, John Grant, Caitlin Rose Trophy Wife, Chad Valley, Treefight For Sunlight, Jonny, Marcus Foster, St Etienne, Fixers, Marques Toliver, Pet Moon, Dreaming Spires, Duke and the king
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