Truck Festival took over Hill Farm in Steventon for its 21st year this weekend, with thousands of music fans flocking to pitch their tents and listen to over 150 artists perform over four days. The main stage was packed out for headliners Wolf Alice, Foals and Two Door Cinema Club, with people gathering several metres away from the back of the main crowd to watch on the big screens.
Smaller artists such as boppy, sixties pop-inspired Brighton band FUR took over the main stage throughout the weekend, with younger audience members and fans alike flocking to hear their vintage sound, some going away with a new band to discover, others with a set list or plectrum in their pocket. YouTuber Dodie Clark lit up the Market Stage on Sunday evening, the tent filled with teenage fans singing along to every song at the top of their lungs.
While not a headliner, one of the biggest crowd pleasers was social media legend and singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi, who delighted audiences with his memorable songs, impressive live vocals and mid-gig chatter, pointing out Scotland flags, a blow-up dinosaur with his face stuck to it, and a man dressed Capaldi’s recent London Underground poster image, the performance at this point more of a comedy set than a concert.
@TruckFestival took over Hill Farm in Steventon this weekend – here are just some of the highlights of a fun-filled weekend! ? https://t.co/Ugzx6LWESb
— Kit Danks (@kit_danks) July 30, 2019
Easy Life drew a large crowd for their Sunday afternoon performance, lead singer Murray crowd surfing and bantering with his captive audience enthralled. But it was Sunday night’s headliners Two Door Cinema Club that stole the show, with barely any space to move as the Northern Irish group bounced through their set, the sky lit up with stunning fireworks as the festival came to a close.
Truck Festival returns next year from the 31st of July to the 2nd of August.