by Geena Ling
Oxfordshire’s famed Truck Festival is set to come back with a bang this July. Describing itself as “The UK’s most warped village fete,” the three-day camping bonanza has lined up indie royalty The Wombats, Two Door Cinema Club and Royal Blood to headline.
Saturday night promises to be extra special, with Alt-J taking to the main stage as one of just two UK festival appearances this summer.
Also on the agenda is an exciting array of rising talent spanning punk, folk, techno, and even comedy. Panic Shack, Lambrini Girls and Gen & the Degenerates are all tipped to be the 21st century’s answer to riot grrrl, while this year’s Eurovision entry Mae Muller will be bringing feel-good pop vibes. Fresh from the fields of Glastonbury, breakthrough star Maisie Peters will play a fun-fuelled set on the Truck Stage that you won’t want to miss.
Electro-rock four-piece Courting are one to watch after their run supporting Circa Waves earlier this year - catch them on the Market Stage alongside Everything Everything and Rachel Chinouriri. For some late-night raving, drum and bass legend Shy FX will be on hand at Palm City. If alt rock is more your vibe, Crawlers headlining The Nest will be a must-see.
Now here’s one you might not have put your money on: British icon Shaun Williamson, better known as Barry off Eastenders, will bring Friday to an end at Rockin’ Chair Live with “Barrioke”, which is sure to be a laugh. Of course, there will also be the quintessential cold beers, street food, and all-round euphoric summer vibes that make UK festivals such a beloved part of our culture.
The festival is well on its way to selling out, so get yourself to truckfestival.com ASAP if you don’t want to miss out on the most vibrant party of the summer.
If you can’t get your hands on those precious tickets, fear not; Darling will be providing exclusive footage, interviews and live content to ensure you don’t miss any of the Truck Festival highlights - so keep an eye on our socials from 21st to 23rd July!