Day two begins with the sun hiding but a pleasant early morning wake up from The Horrors sound checking for their later headline performance. The mellow morning atmosphere is interrupted with opening acts on the Jamalot stage ‘Nyrobi’ persuading the sun to come out with their fun and flavorful, tropical indie beats. Meanwhile, the sun-kissed folk pop of Siblings welcome those just emerging from their tents to the Salloon and Whiskey kitchen.
As the sun tries to show its face, Toy play an alluring set in The Market stage reminiscent of their headliner friends The Horrors. Never giving much away about themselves, the bands colorful combination of psych and shoe gaze speaks for itself and seems to win over a nonchalant audience. Over on the main stage Ireland’s And So I Watch You From Afar seem completely at home whilst playing the most high-energy and incomparable performance of the weekend. Audience members were even heard saying that the bands hard hitting post-rock set ‘had changed their faith in live music’.
The eagerly anticipated act of the weekend, Gaz Coombes, took to the main stage a little late but made up for it by playing an entertaining and wistful mix of songs including Supergrass classic Moving enjoyed by the masses. With The Barn now converted to Cococabana beach, Truck veterans Tall Ships get people up off their deck chairs and entranced by raucous post-rock instrumentals, note perfect vocals and alluring whit.
Festival favorite Dan Le Sac Vs Scrubious Pip saw the Market Stage at its most busy the whole weekend. With props, lasers and plenty of synths, the master of spoken word knows how to work his crowd, resulting in heads bouncing, arms flailing and simultaneous appreciation. Providing the perfect ending to a pleasurable weekend, The Horrors literally blow Truck festival away. It may be their first time here, but they manage to even win over the boisterous stag party who could be seen dancing away in the pit. Without losing their exclusive and distinctive style, The Horrors have most certainly earned their place as festival headliners.
Another great weekend of British Summertime provides another perfect combination of good music, people, food and frivolity. With six stages providing a selection of house hold names, festival favorites and local talents, Truck has something to offer for the diverse and age-varying audience it attracts. Once you get past the initial predominant smell of cattle, Truck is a fantastically small festival with a lot of charm. It’s clean, tidy and well organized, with everything from the graphics around the site to the charity funded food stalls being endearing and inviting. With curiosity and preconceptions destroyed, same again next year? Most definitely.
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