Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Truck Festival 2013

Returning for our second year, myself and some friends thoroughly enjoyed Truck Festival 2013 at Hill Farm in Oxford. Truck is a fairly small festival, which I would estimate hosts no more than around 4,000 people. There is a really lovely community atmosphere at this festival, who even liken themselves to a village fete. 

Festival-goers are allowed to take their own alcohol anywhere within the site, including within the arena, which is a great way to enjoy the festival on a budget. The bars offer a great selection of local produce though, so it's definitely worth visiting the bar too. All of the food outlets are run by the local Rotary Club. You barely need to queue, the food offers amazing value [it's super cheap for festival food!] and all proceeds go to various local charities. 

 Truck Festival website homepage, featuring some familiar faces!

The line up included Ash, Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip and The Horrors. I'm always a fan of smaller stages at festivals as I think they generally have a better atmosphere than big outdoor stages, so I think the Barn Stage is fab. This is literally a cow shed, complete with authentic odour! Truck Festival boasts a great line up each year, with many slots given to up and coming bands who are voted on to the line-up by festival-goers. 

In 2012, my friend Stefan and I had a photo taken that was chosen as the only photo to feature on the post-festival 'thank you' mailer. This in itself is pretty cool, but now in 2014, a photo of my friends and I dressed up as Lollipop men and women features on the Truck Festival website! We love dressing up and also dressed up as Batman Villains in 2013 too. Truck is a superb little festival and we can't wait to return to the festival this year, where we will be celebrating my sister and her fiancee's joint stag and hen party.

Batman Villains fancy dress

You can click here to read my blog post about Truck Festival 2012

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