Rain Claims Another U.K. Festival

This year’s Truck Festival became another victim of the weather as a waterlogged site caused the July 21-22 gathering to be shunted back to September.

The southern and western regions of the U.K. have suffered most from the almost continual rain and the Oxfordshire festival, like the new Fflam Festival that London-based promoter John Curd had planned for Swansea Bay, south Wales, a week earlier, decided the ground wasn’t firm enough to support heavy trucks and production.

An official statement put out less than 48 hours before the festival was due to start said the most recent heavy rain had left the camping, parking and audience areas under water.

"We already have numerous acts on site as well as T-shirts, programmes, CDs and the rest and we are only doing this as an absolute last resort," the statement said.

"We would like to emphasise again that we’d like all of you to come to the rescheduled event if at all possible and we can pretend this biblical flood never happened."

Due to be headlined by Idlewild, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Brakes, Electric Soft Parade and I Was A Cub Scout, Truck Fest has now been provisionally rescheduled for the September 21-22 weekend.