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General

About the festival…

Truck Festival, “the Godfather of the small festival scene”, is one of the UK’s longest running and most popular small festivals.

Coming straight out of the idyllic Oxforshire countryside, we’ve been able to treat you to some of the biggest and best emerging artists since 1998! For more info on our previous star studded guests, that include Biffy Clyro, Foals, Two Door Cinema Club, The XX and many more, click here

We have been shortlisted for “Best Small Festival” by The UK Festival Awards in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

We pride ourselves on being the “anti major festival” festival, by giving our food takings through to the local Rotary Club charity, as well as bringing you the best mix of household names and emerging talent for the best priced ticket in the country.

In short, Truck Festival is for the music fans!

Past Truck Festival Videos: 2016 | 2015 | 2014

Opening Times

For normal ticket holders, the site opens at 10:00am on Friday 20st July 2018 and then closes at 12:00pm on Monday 23th July.  The main arena opens at 12:00pm on Friday and closes 02:00am each night.

What to bring

Here’s our list of Truck Festival essentials for 2018…

Tent
Sleeping Bag
Wellies
Baby Wipes
Water / water container (there are plenty of water points on site)
Torch
Loo Roll (better safe than sorry!)
Toiletries (towel, soap, deodrant, toothpaste and toothbrush)
Waterproof anorak (hopefully won’t need it but hey, it’s England!)
Sun Cream
Medication (inhalers etc)
Spare (warm) clothes
Fancy Dress – keep an eye on our Facebook page to vote for your favourite theme!
Human repair kit (plasters, headache tablets etc)
Food (there’s plenty of food stalls on site but it’s always handy to have some with you)
Money (there are cashpoints on site but you’ll be charged for each withdrawal so save money and plan ahead!)

Travel

By Car

For those of you with a handy sat nav, or a good old fashioned map, getting here couldn’t be easier. The Truck Festival site is located just off the A34 at the Didcot junction.

Please use the post code OX13 6AB this will get you to within a hairs breath of the festival, then follow the traffic signs to get to the festival site.

ENTRY TO THE GENERAL CAR PARK OR DROP OFF IS NOT PERMITTED THROUGH STEVENTON VILLAGE.

By Public Transport

Train

Didcot Parkway Station is on the First Great Western Line and you can get there direct from Reading, London, Bristol, South Wales, Birmingham and The North. There are then connecting busses or taxis direct to the site.

 

Trains to South Wales, Bristol, Reading and London will not be affected.

Shuttle Bus

More news on Shuttle Buses will be available closer to the festival. 

Bus

The X1 and X2 busses serve Steventon High Street at hourly intervals. However, these are often very busy and are still a 20 minute walk from the festival.

Bus info can be found here

Tickets

Where to Buy Tickets?

Early Bird Tickets for 2018 are now on sale here

Tiered Ticketing

With the incredible demand for tickets last year leading to our earliest sell out in our history and unprecedented demand for 2017 Tickets we will be introducing Tiered Ticketing this year. With demand higher than ever this will ensure a fair opportunity for everyone to buy at as reasonable a price as possible.

Ticket Types

Standard Weekend Ticket

For those aged 13 years and above, this gives access to standard camping facilities and all arenas.

Family Camping Weekend Ticket

Also for those aged 13 years and above, this gives access to family camping facilities that are separate from our standard campsites for a more family orientated experience.

12 and under

Free of charge (£0.00!), this gives access to standard camping facilities and all arenas

Under 16’s

If you are under 16 then you will not be allowed entry into the festival without a responsible adult (21+). The safety of minors is extremely important to us, so these conditions are fully enforced. Please remember to bring identification to the festival if you appear under 16 and are coming to the festival without an over 21 year old, otherwise you will be denied entry to the event. One over 21 year old can accompany up to 4 minors. Please remember to book these tickets online, when purchasing your own. Acceptable forms of identification for 16 year olds are BLine cards, passports and Citizenship cards.

Family Camping Weekend Ticket

For those aged 13 years and above, this gives access to family camping facilities and all arenas

Payment Plan Ticket

At Truck we try to make the festival as affordable as possible, as a result our ever popular payment plan tickets return. These are available right now – here!

Car Parking Pass

Allows parking from Friday to Monday morning. One required per vehicle, cheaper if purchased in advance. You can purchase a Car Parking ticket here

Camper van/Caravan Pass

Allows access to the camper van field with your vehicle from to Monday morning. One required per vehicle.

Terms and Conditions

For full Truck 2018 ticketing T’s and C’s head here 

Accessibility

Bookable Access Facilities

 
The following access facilities need to be pre-booked using the Access Requirement Form. This form and the required evidence must to be sent to us once you have purchased a ticket.
 

1) 2 for 1 Tickets for Personal Assistants We provide a 2 for 1 ticket scheme for individuals who would be unable to attend our events without bringing a personal assistant. Once you have brought a full price ticket, please fill in the Access Requirement Form and provide us with a form of evidence as listed on the form in order to receive your personal assistant ticket.

2) Accessible Parking Pass.

An Accessible Car Park is located adjacent to the Accessible Campsite.

3) Accessible Camping Wristband

There will be an Access Information Point in the accessible campsite where customers can collect further information on access within the festival site. It is also here that additional pre agreed wristbands can be collected. There will be a number of accessible toilets within the campsite.

4) Viewing Platform Wristband

A viewing platform is located within the Main Stage arena. In order to gain access to the viewing platform, you need a viewing platform wristband.

Access Around The Site

There is an existing hard standing road that runs next to the Accessible Campsite. The accessible car park is located adjacent to the accessible campsite, however spaces for this car park are limited. The ground leading from the accessible car park and campsite to the Main Arena entrance consists of level grass. The distance is approximately 50 metres. The Main Stage viewing platform is 100 metres from the Main Arena entrance.

Please also note that weather conditions can dramatically affect the ground conditions, so wherever possible try to consider what preparations you may need to make and equipment you may need to bring along.

Up to three days before the event you will receive an information email explaining in detail the procedure for arriving on site such as: how to collect personal assistant tickets and wristbands.

Ticket Queries

You can see and add to your bookings by heading here OR if you have any questions please get in touch via emailing ticketing@truckfestival.com

Booking Fee

You will be charged a booking fee. The fee is in place to cover the administration costs of processing the transaction. We always try to keep it as low as possible for you.

Entry To The Festival

Upon arrival to the festival, you’ll exchange your ticket for a wristband. Different tickets mean different coloured wristbands. Once exchanged these wristbands then allow you to come and go as you please from the site for the entire weekend.  Please be aware that we reserve the right to search bags as a condition of entry to the festival.

Camping

Campsite Opening Times

For general ticket holders the campsite is open from 10:00am Friday 20nd July and then close 12:00pm Monday 23rd July.

Monster Camping

Monster Camping is for those is for those who are happy to stay up late

Family Camping

An area reserved for those who have purchased Family Camping Tickets. This is quieter area reserved for those with children under 13. It is closer to the car park, while only a short distance to the arena. It also has it’s own wristband to ensure that families can have their own perfect Trucking experience.

Zodiac Fields

Our super popular Zodiac returns for its second year. This ticket enables access to the spacious campsite with improved facilities. To sign up for more info, head here!

Please note that to access Zodiac Fields, each person must have purchased a Zodiac Fields ticket. (This does not apply to U12’s, who can access this with a full paying adult Zodiac Fields Ticket holder.) Please note, Campervans cannot be parked in the Zodiac Fields

Glamping

Do you fancy adding a touch of glamour to your Truck experience? Upgrade to Glamping for pre built luxury tents complete with full bedding and power! Glamping will be available soon please head here to sign up for updates

Caravans and Campervans

Caravan and campervan tickets can be purchased for the event, the fields do not have electric hook ups and you are able to have one tent or awning alongside your camper/caravan for guests.

Fires

Please be aware that personal campfires are not permitted at the festival for safety reasons. 

Barbeques

For the safety of everyone at the festival, no disposable barbeques are allowed onsite.  Purpose built units that are raised off the ground are permitted, although please take caution when cooking around flammable tents.

Gas Canisters

Gas canisters are allowed on site, although please be reasonable with how much you bring.  Remember not to cook inside tents, and take extreme caution when changing camping gas.

On Site

The Stages

The Truck Stage (Main stage)
Where it goes down. This is where you will find the higher profile acts on the bill.

The Market Stage
Our biggest indoor stage. No genre distinction, just awesome.

The Nest
Heavy, loud, experimental. Hardcore, metal, prog, rad.

The Barn
An everpresent at Truck throughout it’s 20 year history! It’s become the place to expect the unexpected and discover the new

The Saloon Bar
Our very own wild west saloon but also a stage for some of the best Country and Western music around! Good times guaranteed!

The Veterans and Virgins
A stage to celebrate the best of Truck’s long and illustrious past as well as showcasing the best new artists Oxfordshire has to offer in association with BBC Introducing

The Rockin Chair
Our newest home for the Cocktails, Cabaret, Comedy and the late night disco.

Palm City
One of the newest stages at Truck Festival but fast becoming one of the most popular. Presented by our dear friends at Entirety Labs it takes pride in breaking incredible artists throughout the day, and descends into big time fun as the sun sets.

Water

There’ll be plenty of water points surrounding the campsites but make sure you bring a container to fill up (and a bar of soap is also useful)! There’s also mineral water at the bar.

Food stalls

Growing on last year there will be a variety of food stalls catering for all tastes (including vegetarians and vegans). They’ll be open from the crack of dawn right through to the early hours of the morning.

Bars

As well as The Truck Stop bar (main bar) and The A-Frame AKA Kitstock, there are bars situated in the Barn, Rockin Chair, The Saloon Bar and Palm City

Litter and recycling

As you may know, Truck prides itself on being green.  All of the bins on site are part of our recycling initiative so please help us and try to use them effectively.

Cash Points

There will be cash points on site again this year, although the bank will charge a small fee for the onsite service.

Safety

Alcohol

RE-ENTRY to the festival site with any alcohol will be prohibited. You will be able to bring alcohol into the event but once you have been given your wristbands you will not be permitted to bring additional alcohol into the festival.

Please Note that taking alcohol from the campsites into the arena is NOT permitted at Truck Festival. Please ensure you read our blog post explaining the policy here. This is a condition of the event having its current license and without this term the festival would simply not be able to take place.

We also operate an extremely strict RU25 policy at all onsite festival bars, so please remember your ID if you are lucky enough to look under 25 and would like to receive an adult wristband to allow you to purchase alcohol at the festival.  Please note, we reserve the right to deny access to anyone who cannot produce a valid form of ID.

Passports, Provisional or Full Driver’s Licence, Citizen Card and ValidateUK cards are all accepted. We will not accept photocopies of any form of ID.

Security

We always make sure we have the best security at Truck Festival. Friendly but firm if you need them. They are there to protect you but promise to always be approachable and fair. If you have any problems at the festival and need help from the security, just ask.

Personal Welfare

Admission to the event is at Ticket Holder’s risk. Truck Festival Ltd and the Premises Licence Holder will not be held liable for any loss, injuries or damages sustained at the event including damage, theft or losses to property and motor vehicles if the cause is due to the negligence of the ticket holder or the actions of other patrons or thirds parties or force majeure.

WARNING: EXCESSIVE EXPOSURE TO LOUD MUSIC MAY DAMAGE TO YOUR HEARING

Crime Prevention

Please remember to look after all your valuables during your time at Truck. Remember, your possessions are your responsibility, so only bring what you need – the less stuff you need to keep an eye on, the better.

Drugs

Any illegal drugs or psychoactive substances will be confiscated and the police may decide to prosecute. Searches are a condition of entry to the festival.

Smoking

Smoking is not allowed in the marquees but is everywhere else on the site. Please try to throw your stubs in the bins though – we’ve yet to find someone who enjoys picking them up!

First Aid

We have a dedicated highly trained first aid team on site 24 hours a day. If you’ve got any injuries or concerns about your welfare they are more than willing to help.

Fencing

The site fencing is in place to protect everyone at the event. Tampering with it is forbidden and may result in ejection from the event.

Fire Information

Personal camp fires are prohibited in the campsite and will be extinguished to protect the safety of everyone at the festival.

Barbeques

For the safety of everyone at the festival, no disposable barbeques are allowed onsite.  Purpose built units that are raised off the ground are permitted, although please take caution when cooking around flammable tents.

Gas Canisters

Gas canisters are allowed on site, although please be reasonable with how much you bring. Remember not to cook inside tents, and take extreme caution when changing camping gas.

Aerosols

Aerosols are allowed on site but please be sensible and respect your fellow festival goers. Misuse can result in ejection from the festival.

Adverse Weather

Truck Festival is situated on Greenfield land, as such conditions during adverse weather may become hazardous. Please ensure you bring appropriate footwear and clothing to cater for the possibility of wet, muddy and slippy conditions.

During an electrical storm:

Stay away from electrical equipment

Take shelter until the storm has passed

Avoid contact with any metal support of a structure

If you cannot get to shelter or are in your tent then you should crouch with your shoes on and your hands resting on your knees or covering your ears

Do not let your hands or knees touch the ground and do not lie flat on the ground

If strong winds occur as well as electrical storm then marquees will be closed and people will be advised to seek shelter in their vehicles

Animals

In the interests of health and safety only registered assistance dogs are allowed on site.

Prohibited Items

Drug Policy

Truck Festival has a zero tolerance drugs policy. Any illegal drugs will be confiscated and the police may decide to prosecute. “Legal highs” are also strictly prohibited and may result in ejection from the event. Searches are a condition of entry to the festival.

We work with the Angelus Foundation which is dedicated to raising awareness to the risks of legal highs. You can find out more about them on their website at www.angelusfoundation.com. If you would like to donate to the work The Angelus Foundation do you can donate here.

We really want all our festival goers to stay safe at this year’s festival. Please don’t take any risks. You can find out all the latest information on legal highs at www.whynotfindout.org
For more information about how to stay safe head to www.talktofrank.com

If you or your friends is feeling unwell you can visit our on site welfare team who will be able to help you.

Other Prohibited Items

Fires and disposable barbecues

Visitors are permitted to bring purpose built BBQs or a gas camping stoves (reasonable usage applies i.e. unreasonable amounts of gas will be confiscated). No disposable BBQs and no open fires in the festival site or campsite. Disposable BBQs will be confiscated

Glass

All glass bottles or other glass items will be confiscated at the festival entrance.

Selfie Sticks

These devices will not be permitted in the arena as they reduce the viewing experience of festival goers.

Pyrotechnics

Flares / Fireworks etc. They get super-hot and are super dangerous!

Katie Hopkins

Due to her vile and horrendous opinions that Truck Festival wholeheartedly does not agree with.

Valuables

Not technically prohibited. However, they don’t tend to fare well after 3 days in a field! Don’t bring anything that you can’t afford to lose!

FAQ’s

Do you sell day tickets?

We have no plans to sell day tickets this year.

Do I have to pay for parking?

Parking for the entire weekend is £10 if bought in advance. You can purchase separately if you wish, by email ticketing@truckfestival.com

My tickets haven’t arrived, what shall I do?

Tickets for Truck 2018 will be delivered up to 2 weeks before. If you have any questions please get in touch via emailing ticketing@truckfestival.com

Can I take alcohol into the arena

Like most UK Festivals, this is prohibited at Truck Festival. This policy has been implemented after taking advice from the licensing authorities. Please feel free to read more here

Please Note alcohol can still be purchased within the arena providing you have a valid form of ID. 

How Much Alcohol can I bring to Truck Festival?

You are permitted to take as much alcohol for personal consumption as you wish to the event. However, you can only bring this in on first entry to the event. Glass bottles will not be permitted and will be confiscated upon entry.
This is as a result of detailed discussion with local authorities, police,  medics and then subsequent requirement RE-ENTRY to the festival site with any alcohol will be prohibited to ensure the safety of everyone on site. You will be able to bring alcohol into the event but once you have been given your wristbands you will not be permitted to bring additional alcohol into the festival. This is a condition of the event having its current license and without this term the festival would simply not be able to take place.

Do I have to buy a ticket for an child aged 12  and under?

Children aged 12 and below are allowed free entry to the festival, although their ticket needs to be booked in advance when purchasing your own ticket from here.

I am 15 years old, will I be allowed entry into the festival without an over 21 year old?

If you are under 16 then you will not be allowed entry into the festival without a responsible adult of 21+ years. The safety of minors is extremely important to us, so these conditions are fully enforced. Please remember to bring identification to the festival if you appear under 16 and are coming to the festival without an adult, otherwise you will be denied entry to the event.  Acceptable forms of identification for 16 year olds are Passports, Full or Provisional Drivers License Citizenship cards. PHOTOCOPIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

What is the maximum number of minors that I am allowed to supervise as a responsible adult?

An adult (someone 21 and older) can supervise up to 4 minors at the festival.

I don’t want to bring my passport or drivers license to the festival, what other forms of ID do you accept?

We also accept citizenship cards and ValidateUK cards.  They are great investments if you are concerned about bringing valuables with you to the festival site.

Can I enter and exit the festival site throughout the weekend?

Yes, you’re more than welcome to leave and re-enter the festival site, providing you keep your wristband on and display your parking ticket (if you are driving).

What time does the music start on Friday?

The music starts at 12:00pm on Friday, so see you in the main arena!

What time does the headliner finish?

The headliner finishes on the main stage around 11pm.

Is there an electric hook-up for my campervan/caravan?

Unfortunately, there are no electric hook-ups at the festival