Posted by: outroversion | March 8, 2012

Festival Update: Truck 2012

Truck Festival 2012: 20-21st July

I refrained from publishing my instant reaction to Truck Festival’s first line up announcement, as it took a little while to sink in. Usually the form early doors for medium sized festivals is to announce some big names and then a host of smaller ones or just quality middle range acts across the board.

So this line up featuring indie heavyweights Mystery Jets, world music’s live scene behemoths 65 Days of Static, Mercury nominated folk troubadour Villagers, NME hyped Theme Park and Truck 2008 headliner* Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. was quite a lot to take in one go.

Elsewhere Nottingham’s Dog is Dead is one of the best times I’ve had at a gig, every time I’ve seen them. They played the Village tent back in 2010 and they’re a brilliant addition to a fantastic bill. Funnily enough Boat to Row have just been on tour with DiD and were also distinctly pleasurable to witness.

I’ve also had the pleasure of witnessing Oxford’s finest Very Nice Harry and London’s Tellison live and both are magnificent so, with the strength on display here the schedule has potential to throw up a few loyalty testers. Speaking of which Truck’s local loyalties see them inviting Fine Union and Yellow Fever in on the act.

In other news: The Barn Stage is back!!! Phew.

As far as first announcements go this is hard to beat.



Dog is Dead

Mystery Jets

Very Nice Harry


*I swear this was 2008 though the website says 2009, it was the year with Laura Marling across the bridge on sunday then get cape on the main stage. Maybe i’m wrong but that’s what my memory says.

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