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Continuing festival season now and this weekend brings us Truck Festival, a music festival described as the birthday party of the summer! If there are party hats and poppers we’re in.

Located at Hill Farm, Steventon, the festival takes place this Friday and Saturday (19th-20th July) with the organisers promising a truck-load of great music. The main stage will play host to the likes of The Subways, The Joy Formidable and The Horrors, whilst the Market Stage welcomes Dry The River (YAY!), Patrick Wolf and Public Service Broadcasting – this is the best birthday party ever! Those are just some of the bands that will be performing, with the full and wonderful line-up on the festival website.

This year’s festival features a number of new stages and attractions, including the Veterans and Virgins Stage – love the name – which is the best of Truck past and future and the Great Western Whiskey Saloon, which will be home to live Americana and Blues in a custom built structure. We’re told you have to see it to believe it! If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, Truck like to host a bit of a dance party evening in the Kingdom of Jamalot, which will be populated by everything from Reggae to House to Electro-Swing To Jazz-Funk to Dub and Beatboxing – anything you can think of basically.

Another new feature will be the silly Village Fete, with the World’s Largest Tombola and the Bureau of Silly Sports, as well as rustic farm tours and tractor rides. Better get the cowboy boots and Clint Eastwood hats out gang. There will be a Birthday Party on each day for anyone whose birthday happens to fall over the weekend – you lucky July babies – complete with cake decoration and prizes for the best dressed trucker.

The famous cross-dressing bar staff will host a beer festival and it’s rumoured that The Horrors will be mixing cocktails after their set. Whatever your taste, age and persuasion, there really is something for everyone. Good music, good food, good beer = good times.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Visit www.truckfestival.com for more info.

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