Following a mammoth 25th anniversary celebration in 2022, Truck Festival have unveiled the first names confirmed to appear on the line-up for its 2023 edition. Across the penultimate weekend in July Truck Festival will welcome four headliners that span the breadth of the indie, rock and alternative spheres, from effervescent indie pop to primal rock ‘n’ roll with some folk-inflected alt rock thrown in for good measure too.
Alongside stalwarts of the aforementioned genres, the festival have also announced a slew of names that include some of the most celebrated and beloved faces in modern alternative music as well as the cream of the crop when it comes to the grassroots music scene and emerging acts – staying true to Truck’s ethos of supporting upcoming talent to help cultivate a sustainable and diverse festival landscape.
Making for one of the most anticipated returns of the year, Royal Blood will be marking the occasion with a headline performance at Truck Festival 2023 brimming with palpable and primal anthems such as ‘Figure It Out’, ‘Out Of The Black’ and ‘Little Monster, taken from the breakthrough self-titled debut album that catapulted them to fame almost ten years ago. The duo, who were scheduled to appear at the event in 2021, will also no doubt be ready to unearth some of the new music they’ve been working on to share with the Hill Farm audience.
After releasing their debut album ‘Tourist History’ over thirteen years ago, indie trailblazers Two Door Cinema Club are also announced to headline Truck Festival 2023. Known as a ‘festival band’, the esteemed Northern Irish musicians will be sure to bring a set filled with indie bangers from those initial early years singles such as ‘Undercover Martyn’, ‘Something Good Can Work’ and ‘What You Know’ to more recent cuts like ‘Are We Ready (Wreck)’, ‘Bad Decisions’ and ‘Talk’. With few in their field who can bring a live show as energetic and engaging as Two Door Cinema Club, it’s sure to be a special set.
Kickstarting proceedings with an array of surefire indie hits, The Wombats will return to Truck Festival in 2023, headlining Thursday night’s festivities. Showcasing their latest record, last year’s ‘Fix Yourself, Not the World’, expect a slew of nostalgic, massive indie singles too including ‘Let’s Dance To Joy Division’, ‘Moving To New York’, ‘Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves)’, ‘Jump Into The Fog’ and many, many more.
Elsewhere on the line-up, there’s something for everyone as Truck Festival 2023 provides the best in essential new music. That penchant for future superstars rings true, with an array of the most talked-about and celebrated new voices returning to Truck for unmissable moments that’ll have thousands saying ‘I was there’ before anyone else, as Truck Festival continues its reputation as the epicentre of the sounds of the future. Want high octane Scouse sounds? Check out STONE, Courting and Red Rum Club. How about brooding post-punk? Turn your ears to Deadletter and Sprints. Traditional Irish folk? Let me point you in the direction of The Mary Wallopers. For fans of deft songwriting and lingering melodies try Wunderhorse, Prima Queen, Connie Constance and Lizzie Esau. And a band that have supported the Rolling Stones but are yet to release any music, building up feverish anticipation for their appearance? Well then look no further than The Last Dinner Party.
Truck Festival have also shared their side-splitting comedy line-up for the 2023 event including big name acts such as Seann Walsh, Emmanuel Sonubi and Jonathan Pie. Joining them at Hill Farm will also be Ivo Graham, John Hastings, Matt Richardson, Jarred Christmas, Jojo Sutherland, Rich Wilson, Dan Tiernan, Myq Kaplan, Tamer Kattan, Kyrah Gray, Kuan-Wen Huang, Harry Stachini, Kate Williams, Matt Bragg and Mike Newall.
After phenomenal demand in 2022 and a record-breaking reaction to early bird tickets for 2023, a very limited Pre-Sale for Truck Festival 2023 will go on-sale at 6pm on Thursday 2nd February (with prices starting from £140 + booking fees for the full weekend). These are expected to sell-out quickly, with full General Sale Tickets on-sale from 10am on Friday 3rd February – with both pay in full and payment plan options (starting from £30 p/month + booking fees) available as fans are encouraged to snap up tickets ASAP to avoid disappointment.
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