AFTER teasing fans with posters declaring 'they're coming home' organisers have revealed Oxford rock group Foals will headline this year's Truck Festival.

It will be the bands's first homecoming show in more than five years and mark 12 years since they first played at Truck.

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The popular festival, which will return between July 25 and 28 to Hill Farm in Steventon, also unveiled a star-studded line-up yesterday including alternative-rock band Wolf Alice and indie giants Two Door Cinema Club.

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Festival organiser Matt Harrap said: “We're extremely excited to announce our first wave of artists for this year’s show.

"Returning hometown heroes Foals is the icing on the cake; we’re over the moon to have them for their first Oxfordshire show in five years and their first at Truck since pre Antidotes."

Sharing their own excitement, the group, which is made up of Yannis Philippakis, Jack Bevan, Jimmy Smith and Edwin Congreave, said: "We're coming home!"

Now international stars, Foals have headlined Reading and Bestival, played close to the to of the bill at Glastonbury, as well as winning several NME and Q Awards.

The first part of their long-awaited new album Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost will also be released next month.

Ahead of the official announcement today, organisers had put posters around the city with the festival's logo and the words 'They're coming home', leading to speculation over who the homegrown act could be.

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In an unusual publicity move, organisers also scratched the names of some of the headliners onto spuds, which were then posted out to fans and ticket-holders.

The festival also posted crossword-style riddles on postcards accompanying the potatoes, giving hints about the artists.

Mr Harrap said: "Having artists of the calibre of Two Door Cinema Club and Wolf Alice also coming to headline the event after many years of asking is truly humbling and their sets will no doubt live long in the memory.”

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Also performing will be pop-punk royalty You Me At Six, recent BRIT nominees IDLES, heralded indie-pop singer Kate Nash, South London five-piece Shame, The Futureheads, four-piece DIY indie/punk Martha, and party pop-rock festival titans Don Broco.

As ever, the festival will also welcome a host of local bands including Lacuna Common and Self Help.



Wolf Alice

Two Door Cinema Club


Nothing But Thieves

You Me At Six

Don Broco


Kate Nash


Lewis Capaldi

The Futureheads

Sea Girls

Ten Tonnes

Fontaines D.C.


Clean Cut Kid

She Drew The Gun

Easy Life



Sports Team

Milk Teeth


Only The Poets

Pip Blom

Saltwater Sun


The Murder Capital


Swimming Girls

Lady Bird

Press To Meco


Gaffa Tape Sandy

Heavy Lungs

Haze, Devon

The Mysterines

Kagoule, Zuzu

Annabel Allum



Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam

Lacuna Common

Self Help

Mr Motivator

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