After months of waiting, the line-up has been announced for Oxfordshire's most popular rock festival - Truck.

Over the past nine years, the annual two-day party at Hill Farm, Steventon, near Abingdon, has gained a reputation for attracting some of the UK's biggest bands - and international acts usually only seen at bigger events.

Starting as little more than a village garden party, Truck Festival now pulls in 5,000 artists and lovers of rock, pop, folk, acoustic and dance music from around the country.

This year's festival - the tenth - takes place on July 21 and 22, and sold out in record time. Most of the £55 tickets were snapped up within 24 hours of going on sale The line-up confirms its pulling power, with appearances by indie-rockers Idlewild, Californian psychedelic-rockers The Brian Jonestown Massacre, former Cast frontman John Power - who played bass with legendary Liverpool band The La's - and former Squeeze songwriter Glenn Tilbrook.

They are joined by The Brakes; smooth Americana act Mojave 3, charismatic Midwesterner Piney Gir, Liverpool's Hot Club De Paris and Truck regulars Electric Soft Parade, from Brighton.

Oxfordshire acts include A Silent Film and The Epstein - both fresh from their sets at Glastonbury Festival last Sunday - singer-songwriter Andy Yorke, brother of Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke and smooth-voiced soloist Richard Walters.

There will also be an appearance from Gaelic-flavoured pop act Stornaway and instrumental soundscape merchants The Rock of Travolta, along with Eynsham metal duo Winnebago Deal and experimentalists Youthmovies and many others.

They will be accompanied by folk-pop band Goldrush, formed by brothers Robin and Joe Bennett, who launched Truck Festival back in 1997 and are still the driving force behind the event.

Truck spokesman Autumn Neagle said: "We are really excited. We have a very strong and diverse line-up, with some amazing acts - including many of my favourite Oxford bands.

"This looks like being a great festival."

Robin Bennett said: "Truck is a DIY festival in the countryside, and we are keeping it that way. Our dream was always to have a great annual festival with just a few thousand people and some interesting people from interesting bands. And that is going to happen.

"That ethos of creativity, community, environment, friendship and celebration is here to stay and will get stronger."

Last year's Truck Festival raised £57,000 for charities and good causes.

For more details, including as yet unannounced acts, and news of an exciting new Truck Festival event this summer, read The Guide, every Friday in the Oxford Mail.