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George Ezra and Jake Bugg to headline Truck Festival 2018

Flying Swings at Truck Festival. Credit: Truck Fest Ltd The UK’s longest running small music festival, is celebrating it’s 21st music event this summer.

George Ezra will be headlining Truck Festival, based in Abingdon[1], Oxfordshire, this year. Other acts include Circa Waves, Friendly Fires and Reading band The Amazons who shot to fame when they were included in the BBC’s Sound of 2017 and MTV’s Brand New 2017 lists. The four day festival takes place between Friday, July 20 and Sunday, July 22 in the Hill Farm Building in Church Lane, Steventon.

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The festival brings together the best of nationally acclaimed artists as well as Oxford[2]-based talent, and emerging artists.

To keep the festival family-friendly there is a dedicated family campsite, and under 12s get free entry. Truck-Festival-2018--13-Flying Swings at Truck Festival. Credit: Truck Fest Ltd

Families can keep their kids entertained using as the festival also includes Circus activities, dedicated shows, Arts & Crafts areas as well as Ferris Wheels, the Helter Skelter and more. The festival will also be raising money for charity through its Feel Good Food Tent selling a range of yummy smoothies, pizzas and more. All money raised will go to a range of charity[3] causes, schools and playgroups.

Friendly Fires

Main-Press-Picture-Oct-2017-friendly-firesFriendly Fires.

Credit: Truck Fest Ltd The indie rock band will headline the main stage on Friday, July 20. Band members Ed Macfarlane, Jack Savidge and Edd Gibson have been making music since they met in their teens.

In 2010, the band were nominated for two Brit Awards, Best British Group and British Breakthrough Act.

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George Ezra

Truck-Festival-2018--23-George Ezra. Credit: Truck Fest Ltd George Ezra has been in the music scene for some time, but his hit single Budapest, which was number one in 10 countries, put him on the map for many people.

The folk rock artist also has a mix of blues and roots that can be seen in his style. He will be headlining the main stage on Saturday, July 21.

Jake Bugg

Jake-Bugg-_090218Jake Bugg. Credit: PA

Originally from Nottingham, Jake Bugg was born into a musical family. Jake Bugg started his own musical journey in 2011 when he appeared at Glastonbury Festival, on the BBC Introducing stage, aged 17. The now 23-year-old has proven to be popular with his mix of indie rock, folk, blues and rock and roll.

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The Amazons

Truck-Festival-2018--18-The Amazons.

Credit: Truck Fest Ltd Originally from Reading[4], Berkshire[5] The Amazons have sold out shows across the county, including their most recent appearance at The Hexagon on Saturday, February 10. They were named BBC Radio One’s Sound of 2017 with big appearances at Reading Festival, Radio One’s Big Weekend and Glastonbury, as well as playing live on Later… with Jools Holland.

Other artists announced

Indie rock quartet Peace are set to headline the main stage on Thursday, July 19.

With popular DJ Redlight and emo band Moose Blood set to perform alongside other artists like Everything Everything, De La Soul, Circa Waves, Rat Boy, We Are Scientists, The Sherlocks, The Oxford Symphony Orchestra and so much more.

You can see the complete list and book your tickets, currently available for GBP110, here[6].


  1. ^ Abingdon (www.inyourarea.co.uk)
  2. ^ Oxford (www.inyourarea.co.uk)
  3. ^ charity (www.inyourarea.co.uk)
  4. ^ Reading (www.inyourarea.co.uk)
  5. ^ Berkshire (www.inyourarea.co.uk)
  6. ^ here (truckfestival.com)

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