News just in, folks: following the flooding of the festival site in Oxfordshire, this year’s Truck Festival has been postponed.
The two-day event – due to start tomorrow (Saturday July 21) – has been washed-out by torrential rain (18 inches of it!) throughout today (Friday July 20). The festival – headlined by Idlewild (pictured) and also featuring such fine acts as I Was A Cub Scout, Youthmovies and The Brian Jonestown Massacre – will be moved to a weekend in the near future.
The official line goes something like:
It is with great regret that Steventon Festivals and Truck Foundation are forced to announce the postponement of this year's Truck Festival. Much of the site is under several feet of water and the Ginge Brook has completely overflowed its banks, leaving all the camping, parking and audience areas underwater and dangerous. 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.
We are proposing to reschedule the event at the same location on the weekend of the 22nd September with all tickets remaining valid, and we would like to encourage ticket holders to come to that event rather than seek refunds, as it will make it more likely that we can stay afloat financially.
Those who bought physical tickets who wish for a refund should post their tickets and return address details by registered post to…
The Old Stables East
…clearly marked 'ticket refund'.
This offer is only valid if tickets are received by us by Saturday 28th July 2007. Those who bought online tickets from www.WeGotTickets.com should contact them to arrange a refund according to their terms.
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!
This morning, I got really wet. Yep. Truth.