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Truck drives fans delirious!

Heavy rain and mud could not stop the 13,000 music fans who descended to this year’s Truck Festival to sing and dance along to their favourite bands.

The festival in Steventon celebrated its 20th anniversary with a line up that included The Libertines, Franz Ferdinand, The Wombats, Slaves, and The Vaccines.

The events from Friday through to Sunday were spread across seven different stages, to include Palm City, a platform for new breakthrough artists.

Sunday’s headliners, The Vaccines, performed their surf rock guitar hits ranging from their best-selling debut album in 2011, to their latest album in 2015.

Saturday’s headliners, The Libertines, rocked the main stage, belting out hits such as Heart of the Matter and Fame and Fortune, in an energetic 16-song set.

Performing right before the headline act, the Wombats tweeted after their performance: “What a night… Thanks @TruckFestival.”

In the run up to the events, festival-goers tweeted about the long queues.

Debbie Mellor tweeted: “This really is the queue to end all queues – two hours now and counting. Everyone so patient.”

The festival, which has been branded “the Godfather of the small festival scene,” has previously been shortlisted for Best Small Festival by The UK Festival Awards in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

In previous years, bands such as Foals, The XX, Two Door Cinema Club and Biffy Clyro have performed.

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