TRUCK FESTIVAL RETURNS TO OXFORDSHIRE THIS WEEKEND
Truck Festival returns this weekend from Thursday 20th to Sunday 23rd July, at Hill Farm in Steventon, Oxfordshire. The brilliant line up includes; 2 Door Cinema Club, Alt J, Self Esteem, and Maisie Peters and a host of local acts including; Low Island, David Rodigan, The August List, Oxford Symphony Orchestra, and Young Women’s Music Project.
However, Truck isn’t just about awesome music, since it started in 1998, the festival has been a big supporter of local indies, community groups, and charities. If you’ve been to Truck before you’ll be familiar with the Feel Good Food Hall, the Truck Store merch stall and their collaborations with BBC Introducing and Oxford record label Big Scary Monsters.
Born from the desire to expand the support and impact of the festival on the local area year-round, the Truck Trust sits at the heart of everything that makes Truck Festival such a unique and beloved institution. The Trust awards grants to a range of different projects and bodies ahead of the festival each year, and has supported organisations including Aspire Oxfordshire, Yellow Submarine, and Arts at the Old Fire Station.
SINCE 2014, TRUCK FESTIVAL HAS RAISED OVER £500K FOR CAUSES CLOSE TO THE FESTIVAL
The Truck Trust forms but one part of a wider Truck In The Community programme, which covers a range of opportunities and fundraising steps that put the community at the core of everything Truck Festival is. Truck in the Community’s goal is to support and uplift charities and organisations at the heart of the festival with Truck creating training and work opportunities, promoting Oxfordshire’s arts and local music scene, building relationships with and supporting local businesses whilst ensuring the festival is accessible to all.
From the festival’s famed Feel Good Food Hall (run by volunteers from the local Farringdon + District Rotary Club with all profits going towards respective stall holders’ charity of choice), to a vast array of initiatives that incorporate Tickets For Good, UN Women’s Safe Spaces Now and more – Truck Festival not only sits as an unmissable date in the summer festival diary, but a pillar of the local community whose positive impact gives back to the area it calls home.
Truck Festival 2023 takes place between July 20th-23rd 2023 at Hill Farm, Steventon, Oxfordshire. Tickets are still available through resale, head to the Truck Festival website to book yours.
If you want to get an idea of the vibe before you buy, check out this video from Truck Festival 2022. >>