Festival season is almost upon us. Yay! But which one is best for you?
We've sifted trough the hundreds of bashes taking place this summer to bring you a handy festival guide. Here, then, are 33 festivals that carry the NME stamp of approval.
Read on to watch live videos from headliners and find out why each one is worth digging out your wellies
Oxfordshire; July 23-25
Shit the bed: a festival run by nice people who put on awesome bands. Future Of The Left, Los Campesinos!, Mew, Bats, Egyptian Hip Hop... this year’s shaping up to be a strong line-up, with the focus as ever on exciting new UK bands, but it’s the friendly, slightly ramshackle nature of Truck that keeps people coming back. Now in its 13th year, but still unlucky for none, Truck has managed to maintain a thoroughly homegrown feel, resisting the urge to professionalise. One of the stages is a cow shed. The other is literally a truck bed. The local Rotary Club put on the food.
Proving that DIY doesn’t always mean a crap gig put on by your mate and his idiot girlfriend, Truck was started by brothers Robin and Joe Bennett in 1998 at Hill Farm, Steventon, a stone’s throw from their family home. It’s grown to become a real festival institution, having now spread to a second festival, the folkier Wood, and also to a sister Truck event in the US, but you better believe they’re keeping it real.