July's very own South-of-the-border musical highlight, the Truck Festival, has announced full details of its lineup. Essentially a summation of (practically) every decent independent (not indie) band going and a few big-label treats, this year's line up has expanded beyond previous years into the nebulous of "bloody hell, that's pretty amazing".
Names that won't escape the less avid of indie-ist are The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster, Simple Kid, Chikinki, My Red Cell, Jetplane Landing, Winnebago Deal, Buck 65, Million Dead and Chris T-T.
The logisticals are;
Truck Festival 2004, Hill Farm, Steventon, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom.
July 24th-25th 2004
Taking place at Hill Farm in Steventon, Oxfordshire, the festival is now in
its seventh year. The festival is not run for profit, with every penny not
used for maintaining the site going to supporting charities, ranging from Art Therapy to Mali Redevelopment.
Aside from the bands, major plus points are that the food is cheap (and served up with a friendly smile from the local Rotary Club), the beer (cheap, also) is poured by men dressed as ladies, and the ice cream is flogged by the local vicar, who's flogging ices in aid of his church light fund.
This year, the site now has been expanded to a capacity of 3000 with a fifth stage added, an enlarged camping area and kids park.
Tickets are on sale now from www.truckrecords.com
and are priced at £25 until the end of June or £35 thereafter.
We urge you to go.
The full line up in no particular order of greatness is; (only stopping to mention Drowned In Sound Record's very own Redjetson)
The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster, Sons and Daughters, Electric Eel Shock, The Upper Room, Colour Of Fire, Mampi Swift, Marcus Intalex, Brute Force and Mistys Big Adventure, Earth The California Love Dream, Vera Cruise, Chikinki, My Red Cell, Winnebago Deal, Simple Kid, Her Space Holiday, My Awesome Compilation, Youth Movie Soundtrack Strategies. Verbal Kink, Lucky Benny & the Producers, The Relationships, DJxDJ, Captive State, Tongue & Groove, Fruit & Veg (Toby J Kidd, Classics Clive & Scott Parker), Chris McMath, Sweetie (Japanese intelligence Mind Control), Rob Marr, A Scholar & A Physician, The E Band, The September Gurls, Owen Tromans, A2M, The Pulse Project, Nick Croxson & Phil Horchurch, Jetplane Landing, Redshift, Shouting Myke, Suitable Case For Treatment, Face Meets Grill, The Mon£yshots, Rachael Dadd & Whalebone Polly, Chamfer, Gabe Minnikin (The
Guthries), Barnabus. Goldrush, Buck 65, Cristian Vogel, Million Dead, Chip Taylor and Carrie Rodriguez, The Cribs, Black Nielson, KTB, Dive Dive, Chris T-T, Kaito, MC Lars, Trademark, Toulouse, Days Of Grace, Tiger Club, eeeblee, Redjetson, Nervous Test Pilot, The Evenings, Piney Gir, Luke Smith, Igloo, I Love Lucy, No Comply, The Black Madonnas, Sunnyvale Noise Sub-Element, The Epsteins, The Shit, Stars of Aviation, Lili, Lach, Kate Garrett, Thomas Truax, Chantelle Pike, The Orff Orchestra, The Schla la
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