Not interested in the Glasto hype? Reading and Leeds more like bedding and sleep? Then Truck Festival might just be the one for you.

Now I should probably warn you that if you’re here for trucks then you’re gonna be a little bit disappointed. I know I know I feel your pain, I mean unless you count the aptly named ‘Wok and Roll’ Chinese food van then there wasn’t a single truck in sight. Nuh uh. Not a single one.

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The self-proclaimed “godfather of the small festival scene” pitches its tents in the idyllic Oxfordshire countryside for three days of fun, food and fantastic music. This year saw the 19th edition of the festival taking place on the 15th-17th July (Friday-Sunday if you don’t have a calendar to hand) and I have to say, for a small indie festival, it sure knows how to pack a punch. And that’s coming from someone who’s never been to a festival before *dun dun dunnn*

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I’ll be honest, my gateway into the mysterious and exciting world of festival going was a lucky one: I mean it’s not every day that you get put onto Circa Waves’ guest list with your boyfriend for the Saturday and get AAA passes, is it? Nevertheless, this festival is great for first time festi-peeps like me and to even the most experienced of ravers.  From Catfish and The Bottlemen to Clean Bandit, Manic Street Preachers to Big Narstie, this festival’s 7 stages has something for everyone.

I mean it’s not every day that you get put onto Circa Waves’ guest list with your boyfriend for the Saturday and get AAA passes, is it?

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It’s clear that this is a very ‘anti major festival’; the size, styling, act choice and glamping all merge together to form this perfect weekend away and for the price you really can’t argue with it (I mean come on Reading get on Truck’s level with your pricing pleeease)

Flicking through the pictures and writing this post has made me realise just how much I miss chilling at the side of the stage and crying when ‘Stuck In My Teeth’ was sung back to the stage for us to witness.

Oh Truck Fest, can’t you be every weekend of the year?

 

Words by Becca Louise