Pictures: As Truck Festival vows to play on we look back at previous highlights

While Cornbury and Riverside festivals have been called off, Truck Festival in Steventon is to go ahead, with Bombay Bicycle Club, The Kooks and Royal Blood headlining. The festival is scheduled to take place at Hill Farm, Steventon, near Didcot, from July 22-25 and tickets have already sold out.

The Wombats play Trucks main stage in 2017

The Wombats play Truck’s main stage in 2017 Organisers ended months of speculation this week by revealing its first tranche of almost 70 bands and artists, and insisted the event would go ahead.

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The excitement of Truck Festival

The excitement of Truck Festival

Truck in 2019 was a lively celebration, featuring big-name bands including Oxford’s Foals and their show was hailed as ‘probably the greatest headline set’ in the festival’s 23-year history.

Festival goers brave the mud at Truck in 2017

Festival goers brave the mud at Truck in 2017 The four-day event drew to a close with indie act Two Door Cinema Club, whose performance ended with a dramatic firework display. : Teenagers spotted drinking at popular park

Their show followed a headline-grabbing set by Oxford’s Foals on the Saturday and Mercury Prize winner Wolf Alice, who rocked the main stage at Hill Farm, Steventon on the Friday.

Matthew Murphy from The Wombats in 2017

Matthew Murphy from The Wombats in 2017 The festival, which attracted a capacity crowd of 18,000, also featured sets by former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, alternative electro-rockers Public Service Broadcasting, punk act Idles, singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi and indie-rock acts Spector and Nothing But Thieves.

Friends gather at Truck Festival

Friends gather at Truck Festival They were among more than 100 bands and artists – including many from Oxfordshire.

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Two high-profile acts, Fontaines DC and Shame, pulled out at the last minute, with Mystery Jets replacing the latter as Saturday’s headline act on the Market Stage.

A rowdy fan at the festival in 2006

A rowdy fan at the festival in 2006

But it was newly Mercury Prize-nominated Foals who drew the most attention.