The TRUCK festival in Oxfordshire, UK has run for the past 13 years on the same basic principles of independence and ethically minded and cooperative production, with a passion for introducing cutting edge music as well as a reverential nod back to the classics. Full to capacity every year thanks to a loving word of mouth reputation, TRUCK is more than a little inspired by the spirit of Woodstock. Bands like Supergrass, Fanfarlo, The Lemonheads, Regina Spektor, Battles, Okkervil River, The Raveonettes, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Wild Beasts, YACHT and The Big Pink have been part of the TRUCK experience over the years.

Come April 30, 2010, TRUCK UK are packing their rather large bags and heading to the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, NY for the inaugural TRUCK America Festival. The three day, 1000 capacity gathering will celebrate the art of live music, personal (offline) connections and the environment. Robin Bennett, one of TRUCK’s directors says…

“I got the inspiration for the original Truck Festival UK in part from watching the Woodstock movie so it seems fitting to start our US invasion in the Catskills, which is a hotbed of creativity to this day. Thanks to a tip-off from our friend Sean (aka Grasshopper from Mercury Rev), we found the perfect location – the Full Moon Resort – which can be reached easily from New York, Boston and indeed all parts of the North-Eastern US. We think that Truck’s approach, building community through music and encouraging environmental awareness, will find a ready home in the US, as it has in the Shire of Oxford. Plus, we love to throw a good party!”

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