Oxfordshire’s Truck Festival returns this weekend with its strongest lineup to date (we’re not just saying that, this event is coming on leaps & bounds year after year).
2022’s headliners alone will see British Indie mainstays Bombay Bicycle Club taking on the Friday night slot, Britain’s most loved artist of the past year Sam Fender commanding Saturday night fresh off the back of playing to 100,000 faces at Glastonbury, and a rejuvenated Kasabian closing proceedings with Serge Pizzorno taking the reigns.
Let’s take a wee look at who else has stood out for us on the lineup: from all-but festival royalty, to buzzy risers. Here is RIOT’s five acts to catch at Truck Festival 2022.
Shame // Market Stage // Saturday
Heading up the So Young-curated stage on Saturday night: few artists deliver high quality, live adrenaline to the consistency of Shame. Throw a pint, get sweaty and jump in the pit as the South London boys storm through tracks from Songs of Praise and Drunk Tank Pink.
The Murder Capital // Market Stage // Saturday
The Murder Capital have finally returned after three long years since their debut, dropping new single ‘Only Good Things’ this week. It sounds like the 5-piece are mellowing their sound and allowing the rage to decline to make way for breezy melody. Debut album When I have Fears was phenomenal and we can’t wait to see what album 2 has in store.
Bleach Lab // Main Stage // Sunday
Dream-pop risers Bleach Lab have been picking up fans wherever they go over the past couple of years, and with new single ‘Take It Slow’ freshly online, they’ll be gracing the Main Stage in what will [hopefully] be a perfect moment in the sun.
Enola Gay // The Nest // Sunday
Truck festival or otherwise, there are very few bands on the planet who we are more excited to finally catch live than Belfast punks Enola Gay. Their show at The Great Escape was queued out of the door, with punters being turned away.. Need we say more?
Just Mustard // Main Stage // Friday
Joining their Dublin compatriots The Murder Capital on our must-watch list are shoegazers Just Mustard. They’ve recently released their debut album Heart Under on the iconic Partisan Records, full of deliciously dark and murky vocals and creeping guitar.
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