The twentieth edition of Truck Festival, held at Hill Farm, close to the sleepy village of Steventon in rural Oxfordshire boasted the finest lineup in the event’s history. From the metalcore of Bury Tomorrow to the pop punk of Roam to the indie pop rock of Superfood to the country twang of Catherine McGrath to the nostalgic sound of Franz Ferdinand and The Libertines, this TruckFest had it all.

It also had rain, an awful lot of rain. But despite the best efforts of the British summer, Truck put smiles on faces wherever you looked.

Crowd and Atmosphere at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Crowd and Atmosphere at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Crowd and Atmosphere at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Crowd and Atmosphere at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Hinds performing at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Hinds performing at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

The Big Moon performing at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

The Big Moon performing at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Slaves performing at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Slaves performing at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Franz Ferdinand performing at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Franz Ferdinand performing at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Crowd and Atmosphere at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Crowd and Atmosphere at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Crowd and Atmosphere at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Crowd and Atmosphere at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Crowd and Atmosphere at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Crowd and Atmosphere at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Crowd and Atmosphere at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Crowd and Atmosphere at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Crowd and Atmosphere at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Crowd and Atmosphere at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

The Shimmer Band performing at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

The Shimmer Band performing at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Superfood performing at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Superfood performing at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Pumarosa performing at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Pumarosa performing at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Nothing But Thieves performing at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Nothing But Thieves performing at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

The Wombats performing at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

The Wombats performing at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

The Libertines performing at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

The Libertines performing at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Crowd and Atmosphere at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Crowd and Atmosphere at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Crowd and Atmosphere at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Crowd and Atmosphere at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Crowd and Atmosphere at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Crowd and Atmosphere at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Crowd and Atmosphere at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Crowd and Atmosphere at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Crowd and Atmosphere at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Crowd and Atmosphere at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Crowd and Atmosphere at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Crowd and Atmosphere at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Slotface performing at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Sløtface performing at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Cabbage performing at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Cabbage performing at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Deaf Havanna performing at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Deaf Havanna performing at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Maximo Park performing at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Maximo Park performing at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

The Vaccines performing at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

The Vaccines performing at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Crowd and Atmosphere at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Crowd and Atmosphere at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Crowd and Atmosphere at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Crowd and Atmosphere at Truck Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

And so that was that: three days of rain, mud, slither and great music on repeat. This is a nice family oriented festival that, despite being a little swamped by the weather this year, is one I will be sure to check out in years to come.

Read a full review of Truck Festival 2017 here.

Photography of Truck Festival 2017 by Simon Reed. See more of Simon’s photography at his personal website: Musical Pictures

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