Truck has been lucky to call Hill Farm home for an incredible 24 years. Despite the festival being unable to take place for the last two years, the pandemic has taught us how important the support of the local community is. We will continue to look after our wonderful home at the farm and ensure the festival can take place for years to come.
Ever since Truck’s conception, the involvement and support of the local community and charities has been a fundamental pillar of our ethos. As Truck continues to grow in popularity we want to expand the work we do locally; here’s a taster of what Truck has contributed to over the years.
In 2019, Truck became an official sponsor of the Steventon Junior Cricket Club! Our contribution provides new kit for the whole team and enables new members to purchase shirts at a subsidised rate. Truck kit sponsorship has allowed the Club to invest in new equipment for the team and given many children the opportunity to get involved in a new sport. In 2022 SJCC continues to grow and we’ve helped launch new Women’s, Girls U15s and U13s teams.
The ever popular Truck Store, located in Oxford and Witney, is a local music hub with a seemingly endless archive of albums, band merch and a brilliant cup of coffee!
Each year they join us at the Truck merchandise tent to showcase their amazing music collection, clothing and music kit . The Truck store also hosts an acoustic space for local bands and if you want your merch, arm or artist memorabilia signed the Truck Store also takes care of all artist signings from within the merch tent.
Truck’s famous Feel Good Food Hall is always a huge hit; with 10+ local charities and over 150 volunteers producing delicious, home cooked tasty meals to our hungry Truckers! All profits go to the charities and Truck gives each stall the opportunity to raise awareness of their charity partner.
In 2019 alone the Food Hall donated £89,000 to local charities including:
Downs Syndrome Association
Wiltshire Air Ambulance
Scouts and Guides Associations
DAMASCUS Youth Project
Brain Tumour Research Campaign
Each year we see an extraordinary variety of small businesses apply to trade at Truck and now, more than ever, we want to welcome traders from within a 50mile radius of the festival site. In 2019, 20% of our food traders were locally based, our aim for 2022 is for 25-30% of our pitches to be allocated to local traders.