Truck is set to return on 31 July – 2 August 2020 for it’s twenty second year…
2019 was a smashing year for Truck Festival. The sellout event, bathed in the glorious UK sunshine, welcomed back Oxford’s finest in Foals, who first performed at Hill Farm back in 2007 – plus a whole host of other fantastic acts including Wolf Alice, Two Door Cinema Club, Slaves, Lewis Capaldi and many more. Now Truck has revealed that it raised a record breaking £103,000 for charity, obliterating 2018’s figure by £30,000!
Each year, Truck works alongside the local community to raise vital funds for Oxford-based charities as well as those internationally. The money goes towards a number of different causes, from covering the cost of the Darby & Joan Club’s (the village social group for seniors) Christmas dinner to the Steventon Church Bell Fund Appeal, with Truck making a substantial contribution to having the bells rehung.
The majority of this figure was raised by the numerous charities that work in the Feel Good Food Tent, which brought in an amazing £89,000. These food stalls, which help cater the event with a delicious assortment of food and drinks, are run by volunteers and donate 100% of its profits to charity.
This now means that Truck Festival has raised over £350,000 for local, national and international charities in the past six years. Festival organiser, Conor Burns, explained: “Supporting charities has always been at the centre of Truck since the beginning; 2019 was an unforgettable year and to raise over £100,000, it’s amazing. Truck is one of a kind and we’re full steam ahead for 2020.”
The lineup for 2020’s festival is yet to be announced but tickets go on sale 27 January. Click here to view the official Truck website.