Truck Festival's Veterans and Virgin Stage line up

Truck Festival has revealed the bill for this year's  Veterans & Virgins stage run by Truck's original organiser Joe Bennett. Friday will see a  BBC introducing in Oxford takeover ,with Dave Gilyeat and Liz Green compering debut Truck appearances from Self-help, Mother, Wednesday's Wolves, Wolfs, Who's Alice, Phoebe Rose, Worry and The White Lakes.  Friday night is capped off with the return of Trucking heroes Electric Soft Parade, and a special one-off reunion show from Truck founding fathers Goldrush.
Commented Joe Bennett: 

"I'm even more excited than usual about the Veterans & Virgins stage this year. As usual there are too many great artists to mention, but I'll mention a few anyway.. it's great to have festival favourites and former Truck Records artists Electric Soft Parade back after a 5-year gap, playing a career-spanning best-of set of their brilliantly-quirky indie-pop, and everyone should experience Drag Syndrome, a unique and magical cross-dressing cabaret show, performed by a range of celebrated actors with down's syndrome (including Steventon's own TV star Otto Baxter). Other highlights I predict will include NYC anti-folk innovator Lach, cornish roots-grunge trio William The Conqueror, experimental folk chanteuse Rachael Dadd and Hull psych-rock lunatic Matt Edible. Of course, I can't not mention how much I'm looking forward to this special one-off Goldrush reunion; it's the first time we've all been in the same place at the same time in more than 10 years, what with Garo here at Truck playing in Gaz Coombes' band, and drummer G visiting from Los Angeles. And since it's Robin's birthday (a big one!), and also 20 years since the first ever Truck Festival, it just felt like the right time to dust off the old hits one more time..!"

Saturday see children's singer Nick Cope, followed by local acoustic trio BMW, party-kickstarters The Shapes, acoustic songstress Katy Rose Bennett, and synth-poppers Alphabet Backwards.  Also appearing are T NYC Anti-folk innovator Lach, and a return for Le Emu Tavern, featuring Holy Roman Empire, psychedelic-pop from Hull's Matt Edible & The Obtuse Angels, plus "Drag Syndrome", Oxford's space-rockers Co-pilgrim,  and jangle-pop supergroup Bennett Wilson Poole and Fonda 500.

Sunday will see performances from Winchester's Incredible Weapons, husband and wife folk-pop duo Trevor Moss & Hannah-Lou, The Raving Beauties, Flights Of Helios,  William The Conqueror, Rachael Dadd, Speedbuggy USA and The Epstein

Truck Festival takes place from Thursday 19th - Sunday 22nd July at Hill Farm, Steventon, Oxfordshire, this years line up includes: Friendly Fires, George Ezra, Courteeners, De La Soul, Jake Bugg, Editors, Everything Everything, Circa Waves, Drenge, and Peace.

Tickets available via the Truck Festival website