A definite step onto the national stage with this year as the festival expanded, with a very diverse lineup. Indie darlings of the time Seafood headlined the Saturday and brought with them a scale model of Stonehenge to place in front of the stage, which was a flatbed truck with a scaffolding roof. The legendary Blue Aeroplanes filled the Truck stage on the Sunday with numerous members, some of whom were very tall indeed, while Inspiral Carpets frontman Tom Hingley, who had grown up in nearby Abingdon, also appeared, and fellow Abingdonians Unbelievable Truth headlined. Jim from the band wrote the most enduring Truck theme tune, “No Sleep Til Steventon”, which must be due a revival. The festival CD was now a regular feature, and came out on the fledgling Truck Records.

Rothko headlined the barn with their line-up of 4 bass guitars, and the barn also featured a debut for The Edmund Fitzgerald (some of whom went on to become Foals). A full day of metal in the barn, now titled The Barn That Cannot Be Named, on Sunday, with band names including Defenestration, Brutal Delux and the unforgettable Waste Monkey.