Truck 2001

Quite a few regulars from the preceding years again feature heavily; the diverse local scene in Oxford was giving rise to a great many bands, and Truckers had started their own label, working with several of the festival regulars with some success. The Rock of Travolta closed the show with their epic instrumental rock, preceded by Goldrush (previously Whispering Bob), and both bands attracting national airplay and interest. Black Candy’s nu-metal was the main draw on the main stage, with Nottingham’s Six By Seven providing a dash of class and chart-conquering John Otway hurling his guitar around the main stage. In the barn, Menlo Park amazed with their dashing suits, big hair and general showbiz.

Tickets were a cosy £15. The fantastic Grand Drive played, featuring future Champ Danny George Wilson and his brother Julian.