Truck Festival announces first list of acts confirmed for its 2023 line-up

By Jessica Durston - 3 February 2023

Arts and CultureAttractions

Truck Festival will be returning this year, with Royal Blood, Alt-J, Two Door Cinema Club, and the Wombats announced as headline acts.

The Festival will run from 21 - 23 July at Hill Farm in Oxford. 

Following its 25th anniversary celebration in 2022, the Truck Festival team has unveiled the first names confirmed to appear on the line-up for its 2023 edition. 

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. The duo, who were scheduled to appear at the event in 2021, say they are ready to unearth some of the new music they’ve been working on to share with the Hill Farm audience. 

Talking about what is sure to be a gargantuan Truck Festival headline set, Royal Blood say: "After being booked to play in 2021, we can’t wait to finally head to Oxfordshire and headline Truck Festival this summer! Expect a party."

Following on from their 10th anniversary tour of standout debut album ‘An Awesome Wave’, Alt-J will also be making their way to Hill Farm this July to headline Truck Festival.

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 Northern Irish musicians will be sure to bring a set filled with their hits, 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’.

Two Door Cinema Club say: “We first played Truck back in 2009 where we got led astray by Ash and then one of us (who shall not be named) threw up in a graveyard. Our next appearance was a few years ago to headline and it was amazing to see how much the festival had grown. We have such fond memories of both times and we’re excited to see what our third appearance has in store.”

Additionally, 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’, audiences can expect a slew of singles too including ‘Let’s Dance To Joy Division’, ‘Moving To New York’, ‘Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves)’, ‘Jump Into The Fog’ and more. 

Ticking off Truck Festival 2023 on the list of cities, countries and festivals conquered, Self Esteem will be bringing her critically acclaimed live show to Hill Farm this summer. From busking in Brighton to winning fans in Taylor Swift, Phoebe Bridgers and Sam Smith, Maisie Peters also joins the Truck 2023 line-up.

No strangers to Truck Festival, The Vaccines will return once again, bringing their back catalogue of festival anthems with them. Also, following the release of their fifth studio album ‘Never Going Under’, Circa Waves are confirmed to appear this summer alongside Australian, festival favourites DMA’s.

After releasing their sixth studio album ‘Raw Data Feel’ last summer, Everything Everything will also be on hand to perform at Truck.

Initiating the 00s pop-punk infused with 90s grunge rock vibes, following the release of their latest album ‘Unwanted’, Pale Waves will also be appearing at Truck Festival 2023 and they’re joined by fellow Dirty Hit label mate Beabadoobee.

A full list of all acts announced so far can be found below. 

Aside from the musical performers, Truck Festival have also shared their 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. 

A spokesperson for the festival said: "With today’s names just a snapshot of the wider Truck 2023 picture, it marks a welcome return for one of the most beloved UK festivals around. With a leading reputation as the go-to destination for the best in new alternative music, Truck’s larger than life village vibe rings true.

"Perfect for all ages, it’s a moment once a year to gather within a like-minded community in love with the experience of being together for one special weekend. To open up a mosh-pit in awe of The Oxford Symphony Orchestra, clear away the cobwebs with a Sunday morning workout care of Mr Motivator or joining Shaun Williamsonon stage for another epic round of Barrioke (after last year’s viral Sam Fender-duet set the internet alight).

"To catch your next favourite artist revel in their finest gig to date before jumping into a ridiculous time at the Paint Party. To witness a huge headline moment with your friends before partying into the night. It all comes to life at your favourite artists’ favourite festival. Only at Truck."

Festival Manager Lily Brimble added: “We’re still buzzing, all these months later, at just how great it was to be back with our Truck Festival family in 2022 after so long away - and it’s why we’re even more excited to reveal this year’s lineup.

"We know you’ve all been waiting to see what we’ve been up to and it’s great to share our biggest lineup to date! With huge names like Alt-J, Royal Blood, Two Door Cinema Club and The Wombats alongside the most talked-about new artists in alternative and indie music in Self Esteem, Beabadoobee, The Vaccines, Pale Waves and Maisie Peters as well as exciting new names we’re certain are going to have huge years in Rachel Chinouriri, STONE, The Last Dinner Party and many more.

"Truck 2023 feels like a perfect coming-together of the bands and voices we love. It’s the Truck audience that makes the weekend so special, and we can’t wait to see everyone again this July! Get ready for some fun and mischief!” 

Full general sale tickets for the festival are on sale now - with both pay in full and payment plan options (starting from £30 p/month + booking fees). Fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets ASAP to avoid disappointment.

The full list of the acts that have been confirmed so far is as follows:

Two Door Cinema Club / Alt-J / Royal Blood

The Wombats
DMA’s / The Vaccines / Self Esteem
Maisie Peters / The Lathums / Circa Waves / Beabadoobee 
Everything Everything / Pale Waves / Kate Nash / Squid

We Are Scientists / The Beths / Crawlers / Cian Ducrot / Swim Deep
Red Rum Club / Rachel Chinouriri / STONE / The Bug Club 
Connie Constance / Wunderhorse / The Mary Wallopers / Sprints
Courting / Prima Queen / Somebody’s Child / Panic Shack

Oxford Symphony Orchestra / Barrioke / Mr Motivator

Deadletter / The Last Dinner Party / Lizzie Esau / Modernlove / Overpass 
Dead Pony / Antony Szmierek / HighSchool / She’s In Parties
Heavy Lungs / Lambrini Girls / Gaffa Tape Sandy / Other Half
Snake Eyes / Cherym / Carsick

Jonathan Pie / Seann Walsh / Emmanuel Sonubi 
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 / Mike Newall

Tickets are on sale now at

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