Truck Festival welcomed 6000 music-lovers and over 120 performers who basked in the glorious sunshine amid the Oxfordshire countryside.
Setting the bar high, headliners The Charlatans confidently blended a hit-heavy set packed with singalong moments and newer material. Clean Bandit’s performance wove original chart-topping tunes into their own re-workings of club classics. Over on the Truck stage, guitars ruled the roost with Augustines, Don Broco and Honeyblood each strumming their stuff to the delighted screams of the front rows.
Shortly after on the Market stage, Mercury Prize-nominee Ghostpoet, and New Yorkers Darwin Deez delivered top notch crowd-pleasing sets. Elsewhere on site, The Barn was crowned by an eerie but captivating show from Fat White Family, preceded by a stage-filling appearance from Slaves. In retrospect, this two piece should have been on the main stage. With many festival-goers queuing to catch a glimpse; those luckily enough to have witnessed the Slaves set may well have caught one of festival season 2015’s highlights.
Day two saw emerging artist Rat Boy give a stomping set on the Market stage, whilst over at the Truck stage Summer Camp’s dreamy indie pop eased us through the afternoon. The Barn turned up the volume for Japanese heavy metal outfit Bo Ningen, and Pulled Apart By Horses, while best friends Lucy Rose and Rae Morris both gave stunning turns on the Market Stage.
Closing Truck Festival 2015, dance duo extraordinaire Basement Jaxx set the night ablaze with their exuberant vocalists. Hit after hit kept festival-goers hands in the air all the way through to set-closer “Where’s You Head At?”, rounded off with a blast of glitter cannons. Everyone loves glitter cannons.
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