Oxford’s Truck Festival has revealed its 2019 line-up, today (February 4). The first wave of artists that will be performing at the festival have been announced, and it sees Wolf Alice, FOALS, Two Door Cinema Club, and Slaves headlining the event. The Oxford festival will take place, on Hill Farm, in Oxfordshire, between the 26th and 28th of July 2019.
Oxfordshire’s Truck Festival has revealed that, Mercury Prize award-winners, Wolf Alice, Foals, Two Door Cinema Club, and Slaves will be playing at this years festival. It will be the Foals’ first homecoming show in over five years, and marks 12 years since the Oxford band’s triumphant set at the festival’s Barn Stage.
Among the other names announced today, and joining the headline acts, will be Nothing But Thieves, You Me At Six, Don Droco, IDLES, Kate Nash, Shame, and Lewis Capaldi. Meanwhile, elsewhere there will also be performances, at the Truck festival, from the likes of The Futureheads, Palace, Sea Girls, Ten Tonnes, Fontaines D.C, Spector, Clean Cut Kid, She Drew The Gun, Easy Life Cassia, WhenYoung, Sports team, Milk teeth, Puppy, and Only The Poets. The full line-up can be seen below.
Speaking about the festival line-up, festival organiser, Matt Harrap, said: “We’re extremely excited to announce our first wave of artists for this year’s show. Returning hometown heroes Foals is the icing on the cake; we’re over the moon to have them for their first Oxfordshire show in five years and their first at Truck since pre Antidotes.”
Mr Harrap continued: “Having artists of the calibre of Two Door Cinema Club and Wolf Alice also coming to headline the event after many years of asking is truly humbling and their sets will no doubt live long in the memory.”
Ahead of today’s (February 4) official stellar line-up announcement, comes after the festival had teased supporters over the weekend with, potatoes. Truck had written a variety of artist names on potatoes and then posted them to fans and ticket-buyers, of the festival. The festival also posted crossword-style riddles on postcards accompanying the potatoes, giving hints about the artists.
Recipients posted their discoveries using the hashtag #truckpotato. The likes of Foals, Wolf Alice, You Me At Six, Nothing But Thieves and Slaves were some of the acts written across the potatoes.
— sophie louisa (@fluorescentsoph) 2 February 2019
— Tom (@TomDodd) 2 February 2019
Speaking about the unusual publicity move, festival marketing executive, Conor Burns, said: “We wanted to have some fun with the reveal rather than sticking up a poster on Facebook – which is fine obviously, but why not play around a bit. All will be revealed at 18:00 today but we thought we’d give fans that have already bought early bird tickets a little preview on the form of a potato. In hindsight perhaps we should have used a leek.”
Tickets prices start at £105 (plus booking fee) for weekend passes, with an extra £25 add-on required for Thursday access. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here.