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from 5,000. The whole site's being redesigned too. With that many I suspect the Barn might become a little sidelined.
It's good that it's expanded to 3 whole days/nights, but I'm a little nervous about the increase in capacity.
Truck always seems to be the perfect size. Last year was the first time I'd had to queue for any significant length of time in order to get into the Barn...I suspect that things will be a hell of a lot worse with 3,000 extra people.
I can remember when you were only allowed to camp on the Saturday night.
It's a big leap in one go, as much experience as the Truck team have. I'm curious about how that space, limited by necessity as it is, will be rejigged to fit in all the punters plus new stages and whatnot, and whether that'll as a consequence affect Truck's justly famous village fete with entertainment ideas above its station feel.
July 22nd-24th, by the way.
the have been a lot of festivals closing/deciding to take the year off this year so they have got a sudden increase of potential customers to work with and they're taking advantage
Al;so that confused.com ad it doesn't look like she ate the cake but looks like shes got a bad case of mouth herpes.
the first couple of times I went in 2003 and 2004, and then I didn't go again until 2008 (maybe? The Lemonheads headlined) and it was just shit. They'd expanded it too much and started charging three times the price for tickets. The lineup was nowhere near good enough to justify it, and I'd generally say that if you're going to spend that much on a ticket then you might as well spend a bit more and go to a proper festival where you can have campfires and stuff.
So if them expanding even more means that it's no longer caught in a middle ground then great. I remain sceptical though, based on Truck in 2008 being probably the worst festival I've ever been to.
I'm guessing for many people Truck is the 'other' festival they go to in addition to Glastonbury/Reading and a few one dayers.
Don't think they're going to sell 8000 tickets with Mew and Teenage Fanclub type bands headlining. Ambitious move, but they're gona have to do something very different to the site. The barn has been overcrowding for years, Remember waiting for ages outside whilst Forward Russia where playing a few years back. Maybe they should start putting the bigger bands on the bigger stages, and sacrifice the atmosphere? The whole Boxford thing was good addition though. Prob guna do that but bigger. They'll have to have some big names headlining.
End Of The Road is 5000, Summer Sundae 6000, Green Man 10000 (and apparently so will Lounge On The Farm be this year, which is headlined by the Streets, Ellie Goulding and Echo & The Bunnymen. Good luck with that one)
(which was a fiver for two days and you pitched your tent next to your car) right up until Truck 11 in 2008 (which I think cost me £60 or so). However it's been a classic case of diminishing returns, and as the price went up and it's expanded so I've found I've enjoyed it less each year. When it was only £40 5 years ago it wasn't really a consideration as it was cheap enough to have as a 'bonus' festival in addition to any others I did but at £90 there's a whole load of other small festivals competing for my cash these days.
and it got progressively worse each visit. Not in musical quality but in terms of utter wankers running around, raiding tents and bringing the feel of the place down.
I know you get small pockets of trouble in every event but the idea of attending another Truck is abhorrent enough without the thought of allowing all the 'first timers away from mummy and daddy' to behave like morons for 3 nights instead of 2.
didn't they move it to the same weekend as Benicassim?