An Afternoon at Truck Festival 2016

As you definitely know, I love me some festival action. Following my previous weekend at 2000 Trees festival, the lovely folks at i heart Wines invited me to join them at Truck Festival in Oxfordshire. Obviously, I brought Conor along as my drinking and music partner in crime.

Unfortunately, we could only make the Saturday (missing Neck Deep, Moose Blood and Creeper on the Fri, sadface) – but it was a bloody good Saturday regardless. During our day out, I took over the i heart Wines Instagram (check it out here!), snapping cool things going on around the festival.

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We ended up arriving late as there’s seemingly only one bus an hour to the festival site village. Yes, I need a car. But, if I’d had a car, I couldn’t have seriously indulged myself at the i heart Wines van, right? We quickly made our way over to the lovely Alex and the cute-as-heck i heart Wines van, and sipped on some tasty Pinot Grigio in the sunshine. Seriously, one of my fave Pinot Grigios.

I was actually also pretty impressed with the pricing – normally when I hit up a festival, I’d probably expect to pay about a fiver for a small glass of wine. i heart Wines started at just £3.50 for a 175ml glass – pretty similar to what I’d pay in my local.

We spent about an hour after we arrived chilling out in deckchairs watching festivalgoers dance past, and popped over to one of the smaller tents to dance to songs we didn’t know. Usually at festivals, I’m all systems go trying to fit in as much as possible, so it was nice to just soak up the vibe.

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Honestly, when it came to the music – I didn’t actually really know any of the bands playing other than the headliners. But that’s a cool thing about festivals. You don’t need to know the music to enjoy the atmosphere. I love catching bands that are new to me, and particularly enjoyed Sundara Karma on the main stage. A big indie sound, perfect for summer festival afternoons.

We also managed to scrape together enough weekend-before-payday pennies to get some food and have a go on some fairground rides. Food and fun are total priorities. For our grub, we went full-on festival classic, with hotdogs and chips. Loads of the food stalls are provided by local organisations and our choice was the Didcot Rotary Club. We took a perch on the grass and wolfed down our dinner, accompanied by a big ol’ glass of some more Pinot Grigio. Festival meal perfection.

I also loved the view from the Ferris Wheel over the site – definitely something all fests should have!

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Although the crowd seemed mostly a fair bit younger than us – or families – Truck Festival was a really fun day out. There were loads of quirky bits and pieces around the site, including DJ decks on wheelie bins, and ‘chill out’ areas. The gorgeous weather meant we spent a lot of time soaking up the ambience and casually watching some music – and I’d definitely consider doing Truck Festival again.

What’s your favourite kind of festival – big monoliths or little community fests?

*We were invited to Truck Festival as guests of i heart Wines

  • I didn’t even know truck festivals were a thing, it looks like a lot of fun. I am such a sucker for fairground rides. Great post xxx


  • LaaLaa

    Whoa they’ve got festivals for all souls now. That’s dope truck festivals, very different. Do like seeing the fairground rides – never too old for that xo

  • Oh it looks cool – adore your shot from the top of the big wheel! The wine was very reasonable too so definitely gets the thumbs up 😀

  • Harriet @ Toby&Roo

    This looks like so much fun! I am absolutely loving that hotdog… droooooollllll!

  • It’s great that you were able to go to this festival. It looks like they had plenty of things to check out along with the music.

  • This is my first time hearing about truck festival but it sounds great, I would love to go and soak up the fun.

  • Such a shame you missed the Friday bloody love the bands playing there. Sounds like a great time, sunshine, music and wine! x

  • Jo Smith

    I defo agree that you don’t need to be familiar with the band’s that are on because it just adds to the atmosphere!

  • Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    A festival that involves wine and chips is good with me! I haven’t heard of this one before though.

  • Looks like a greta fest, also your hair is looking fab!

  • Looks like a great festival! I love discovering new bands at festivals, that’s half the fun 🙂

  • Melissa Zia

    looks like a great festival, the food looks very nice too 🙂

  • Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️

    Looks like you had a great day – not heard of this festival before!

  • little community fests for sure; my days of huge gigs are in the past 🙂

  • This sounds like a great event, I would love to go x

  • Jessica

    Wow! I love the whole vibe. Cool and chill! 🙂 The band performing will just add in the whole experience

  • I can’t say I’ve ever heard of this festival before but it seems like it had a great atmosphere! Plus, a festival with wine, hotdogs and chips is definitely a winner xx

    • I’d only briefly heard of it too, to be honest – but those are definite festival essentials!

  • Beautyqueenuk

    I have never heard of this festival but it sounds like you had a great time and the view from the Ferris Wheel is amazing x

    • I know right! Such a fun day!

  • Ive never heard of this festival but it looks such a great day out! 🙂

  • Mandi

    Sounds like you had a great day, loving all the photos.

  • What a lovely festival, I am yet to attend one. Sounds like you had loads of fun

  • Axel Lewis

    we were the ‘DJ decks on wheelie bins’ WheelUp Soundsystem . 🙂