Another year, another sunny, sunny affair! However, this time with the addition of snow brought to you by the magically transforming Barn!The 18th edition of the festival welcomed new faces that included Entirety Labs and Horizons who teamed up to bring us Palm City. The stage showcased the most slamming talent and awesome DJ’s that took you from Funky House all the way to throbbing Techno. It was so easy to see why Palm City was a new found favourite.
Local favourites Switch also came to join the party. Bringing their ever popular nights in Oxford to a stinky sweaty cow barn, SHY FX and DJ Luck & MC Neat also came along for the ride making sure that 2015’s evening entertainment was up with, if not better than past classic TRUCK’s.
It wasn’t all about the new stages, TRUCK 2015 also saw some of the stand out festivals sets of the whole summer; Slaves’ Friday show was potentially the most mental sow Oxfordshire has ever seen. For those who were lucky enough to get in to a packed Barn saw the show that was reminiscent of the classic Foals set of 2007 with crowd surfing and sing-a-longs a plenty to the back drop of a dancing mantaray and some of the most on point and culturally aware Punk since the Pistols.
Other stand out sets during the day come from the returning Darwin Deez, bringing dance moves and classic indie tunes a plenty. The wonderful (relatively local) Lucy Rose played to a mesmerised market stage. While Public Service Broadcasting played to one of the biggest crowds of the weekend showcasing their answer to monotony of current dance pop. The much talked about Rat Boy, came, conquered and caused a stage invasion.
Now was the turn of the special guests Clean Bandit, who belted out there chart conquering album to an ecstatic audience on the TRUCK Stage, proving that there’s no place they’d rather be than TRUCK 2015.