Thursday at Truck was all about the post-punk headliners Slaves, a two-piece boyband from the garden of England.
And in the sweltering heat Laurie and Isaac did not disappoint, on this, the opening night of what is becoming the go-to festival for young music fans.
It was a raucous set of some of their excellent and ever-expanding catalogue, offset with regular breaks for everyone to cool down in which they reminded the crowd to keep drinking water.
TRUCK offers its audience the rare opportunity to see some of the biggest bands in the UK at the moment, playing to much smaller crowds.
Also playing were fellow Kent lads Lady Bird, for me the highlight of the afternoon, who brought crunching riffs accompanied by spot on social commentary and blessed the crowd with their truly unique sound; something that in today’s musical climate is very rare indeed.
They fully deserve to go all the way, and I would love to see them playing to huge crowds at the bigger festivals in the near future. Lady Bird is the band that the UK needs right now, and more people need to hear them.
It helps that Truck is a tiny festival with a friendly atmosphere, because the size of the stages and the huge line-up means offers its audience the rare opportunity to see some of the biggest bands in the UK at the moment, playing to much smaller crowds.
No matter how late you arrive you’ll have a great view.
More from Truck tomorrow
Words and pictures courtesy of Xav Sinden