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Courteeners to close Truck Festival + more bands announced

MANCUNIAN indie-band Courteeners have been revealed as the final headliner for this year’s Truck festival. The three piece, who have scored five top five albums, will bring the festival to a close on the Sunday night. The band of Liam Fray, Daniel ‘Conan’ Moores and Michael Campbellare abmong a second wave of artists announced this evening for the three-day gathering at Hill Farm, Steventon, on July 20-22.

Also appaering at this year’s 21st anniversary edition are Editors, Drenge, Pins, Bad Sounds, Milk Teeth, Lewis[1] Capaldi, Fickle Friends, King No-One, Doe, Yowl, Hey Charlie, Hellions, Orchards and itoldyouiwouldeatyou Courteeners frontman Fray said: “50,000 Mancunians can’t be wrong. We’re bringing it to Oxfordshire.

Get ready.” Editors last played Truck in 2005, packing out the festival’s Barn – a cowshed which doubles as a venue for the three days of the event. They will also play on the Sunday.

Organisers have also announced the return of their cabaret and entertainment tent – The Rockin’ Chair. The venue was introduced last year as a home for live music, comedy and quirky entertainment and will this year be hosted by cabaret comedian Wayne Carter. He will be joined by Big Beat Manifesto, Rhythm of The 90s, Massaoke, Old Dirty Brasstards, Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer, Horn Division, The Oxford Commas and Blue Rinse DJs.

Organisers have previously announced much of the rest of the bill, with Friday headliners Friendly Fires and four-time Brit nominated and multi million selling singer-songwriter George Ezra on Saturday, along with Peace, De La Soul, Jake Bugg, Everything Everything, The Amazons, We Are Scientists, Pale Waves, Fickle Friends, Marika Hackman and Rat Boy among many others. Oxfordshire talent includes Gaz Coombes, Kanadia, Little Brother Eli, Switch DJs, Low Island, I Cried Wolf, Leader and Oxford Symphony Orchestra. Festival Organiser Matt Harrap said: “We’re incredibly excited to finally share our second wave of artists for Truck Festival[2] 2018.

“Indie cult heroes Courteeners will help close out the weekend which will no doubt result in the most raucous crowd Truck Festival has ever experienced. “I can’t wait for Editors to play the Sunday sunset slot as we’ve been trying to get them to return for years since I witnessed them play my favourite set of 2005 in The Barn. “Drenge will give the crowd everything, making as much noise as possible as they make their Truck debut this year, closing the Market Stage on Saturday night.

It’s a must see for me. “But it’s not all about the main stages, and we are glad to welcome back The Rockin’ Chair for the second year. With the likes of live mass karaoke band Massaoke, Rhythm of the 90s and the Oxford Commas, it’s guaranteed to be the heart of the party.”

He added: “We still have plenty of talent and stages to announce over the next couple of months, including Truck staple The Barn.

“With tickets flying, we really recommend not hanging around!”

  • Truck festival tickets cost GBP110 with Thursday add on passes for GBP25. Go to truckfestival.com[3]

References

  1. ^ Lewis (www.oxfordmail.co.uk)
  2. ^ Truck Festival (www.oxfordmail.co.uk)
  3. ^ truckfestival.com (www.truckfestival.com)



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