Truck Festival, Oxford – Gruff Rhys to headline

Posted on 28 March 2011
By Andrew Backhouse
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Truck Festival have announce the first batch of bands to join the ride for Oxford’s jam-packed shebang, due to take place July 22-24, at Hill Farm.

Super Furries frontman Gruff Rhys headlines proceedings on the Saturday night, armed to the teeth with new material from his ace new LP Hotel Shampoo – and set to unpack his back catalogue.

Due to popular demand from last year’s attendees, Truck’s first ever Friday night headliner will see the return of the almighty party-folk collective Bellowhead.

Joining the stellar array of new music are Über Future Music Shots star Marques Toliver, wheeling in his gold dust canon aimed straight at your heart with his palpitating, honey-voiced folk-soul romanticism. Plus there’s a homecoming appearance from Oxford’s skyscraping melodic wonders and Young & Lost darlings Fixers.

Oxford’s Blessing Force collective are also well represented: from the melancholy-disco shuffle of Trophy Wife, through to the jaunty pop firecracker of Jonquil – and Chad Valley, Jonquil’s Hugo Manuel brings his new sparkling, chillwave-oriented enterprise to the Farm.

Marcus Foster, Jonny, Cherry Ghost and Johnny Flynn are among the delicacies on the menu, with undoubtedly Truck’s most exciting line-up ever.

Is your appetite wetted yet? For more line-up details (greedy so-and-so’s) and to get your grubby mits on tickets, follow the link below.