The Hold Steady, Okkervil River head Truck America 2011

For the past 13 years, the Truck Festival has been the UK’s low-key alternative to conglomerates like Glastonbury, and with the United State’s own festival scene close to reaching over saturation, the American version of Truck seeks to do the same. The second installment of Truck America is being held from September 9-11 at the Big Indian campground just two-and-half-hours north of New York City, and the lineup for this year’s shindig looks quite different from most other major U.S. fests.

Headlining the festivities are The Hold Steady, Okkervil River, The Felice Brothers, Vetiver, Wye Oak, Real Estate, Fruit Bats, The Low Anthem, Alberta Cross, and Richard Buckner. Also included on the bill is CoS favorite Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Delicate Steve, Au Revoir Simone, Citay, Bachelorette, New Villager, Ava Luna, Bird of Youth, +/-, Gary Higgins, Pearl & The Beard, and Barn Owl.

A complete list of the nearly 50 bands is available at our Festival Outlook page, and early bird weekend passes are on sale now. A resort lodging option and meal plan can also be purchased for those less interested in “roughing it” at the campgrounds. More information is available here.


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