The first full day of music at Truck Festival 2019 was a 24 hours to rival any big-time festival.
Idles played to a huge main stage crowd, made up of fans from over the years as well as adorers picked up off the back of their recent critical acclaim.
Moved the Market Stage due to demand, their set was punchy but lacked the bite of a typical Idles show. Slaves’ set in the tent on Thursday evening was testament to the benefit of punk being under a roof.
Over on the Market Stage on Friday, Marsicans were the band to get things moving and shaking. Forever energised and visibly invested in their set, the Leeds outfit wowed a packed out tent, with ‘Friends’ and ‘Swimming’ being highlights.
At The Nest, Yonaka and Anteros both dropped brilliant performances. The only let down here being Anteros’ sound and the loss of Laura Hayden’s captivating voice amid the overpowering bass.
Yonaka’s Theresa’s Jarvis once again stole the show as the figurehead of one Britain’s best rising bands. They feel like a secret that not many people have found out, a footballer who spends his whole career as underrated or that person at school that is actually a lot hotter than you ever get credit for.
Topping the evening off was a emphatic Main Stage set from the unstoppable Wolf Alice.
In a year that has seen them pick up the Mercury Prize as well as establishing themselves as one of the country’s premier bands, tonight saw a set that was the perfect reflection of that success.
Older tunes ‘Lisbon’ and ‘Bros’ went down a storm as the Oxfordshire skies tried its best for a biblical downpour. The crowd pleasing ‘Delete The Kisses’ was the pick of the set as Ellie Roswell – the tiny powerhouse driving the band – ripped through ‘Space & Time’ and ‘Yuk Foo’. The synchronisation and seamlessness between the band is electrifying.
A fitting headliner for a great festival.