10 new bands to check out at Truck Festival 2018

The Truck Festival 2018 line up is overflowing with extraordinary talent from across the board. From Kurupt FM to George Ezra, De La Soul to Marika Hackman, Boston Manor to the Oxford Symphony Orchestra… But we pride ourselves on showcasing some of the freshest talent around, handpicking our line up and bringing some of the most exciting bands around. We’ve had some incredible acts, Slaves, Foals, The XX, Two Door Cinema Club to name a few, all come through our gates over the years and this year is no different! So be to check these guys out..


London Four piece BLOXX merge driven guitars with melodic pop and gripping riffs, creating toe-tappingly catchy songs with an added indie kick. They were hand picked by Sundara Karma from our Band App this year and were so good we just HAD to have them back!


Self described as “big-boned pop music that comes to you with open arms. It’s half smooth 80s confection and half vast stadium chorus euphoria” Oxford’s own Kanadia certainly pack-a-punch. They play alongside Peace and Jaws in our first ever Thursday Entry at Truck!


This punk trio from London have killed it across the pond; playing to packed out SXSW showcases and touring constantly across the states. They bring their formidable live presence to Truck 2018 – make sure you check out ‘Sincere’ below

Bessie Turner

Championed by Jo Whiley and Steve Lamacq, Ipswich’s own Bessie Turner effortlessly blends beautiful melodies and true grit to create audio magic. Bessie has a killer EP out in May and won’t be on a stage this small for long…

Gaffa Tape Sandy

As soon as you’ve heard the chorus to ‘Beehive’ it is guaranteed to be stuck in your head for atleast 4 days.. Gaffa Tape Sandy bring the indie disco angst back to the forefront. With a killer live show and unbelievable playing, Gaffa Tape Sandy are 100% guaranteed to blow you away..


Londoners Sorry have already kicked up a storm with their debut singles and already landed a major deal with Domino, home of Arctic Monkeys and fellow scenesters Fat White Family. Sorry create a unique bedroom grunge and promises big things..

Hey Charlie

London trio Hey Charlie create a mix of sugar-sweet-grunge-pop coupled with an unpredictable, cyclonic live show – it’s impossible not to like. Their debut, released last year, produced by Spring King’s Tarek Musa captures their love of 90s grunge and punk, whilst wholeheartedly embracing their girl gang mentality..


Irish trio whenyoung have already caught the attention of Maccabees guitar master Felix White, who snapped them up to release their debut EP on Yala Records. Kick off single ‘Pretty Sure’ is on repeat in the Truck Offices and we can almost guarantee is going on your playlist..


Grown from a bedroom project, Anteros have begun to conquer the indie scene. Touring with the likes of Two Door Cinema Club, Blaenavon, and White Lies, the London foursome deliver what the Guardian dubs ‘bitter dream pop for heartbroken dancers..’ but we’ll let you decide..

Low Island

We’re incredibly excited to welcome Oxford’s own Low Island back to Truck Festival! They “mix electronics and acoustics to create chilled-out, road trip worthy tunes” all driven by a pure love for the scene and their peers.

We know this is just the tip of the iceberg.. but any more you would recommend? Check out the Truck Line Up here and let us know, tweet us @TruckFestival!

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