Oxfordshire’s Truck Festival has well and truly got into the World Cup spirit by changing its name to ‘Gareth Southgate Festival’ as a tribute to the England gaffer.
Southgate has already guided the team to the quarterfinals following wins against Tunisia and Panama as well as an impressive win on penalties against Colombia on Tuesday which saw England win their first knockout game in 12 years.
As the tweet below shows, the organisers of the event are believing that the festival is on its way home and have even mocked up a new logo in honour of Gareth.
— Truck Festival (@TruckFestival) July 4, 2018
We're changing the name of our festival to celebrate the fact football is definitely on its way home
— Truck Festival (@TruckFestival) July 3, 2018
Whether the festival’s name change will remain permanent is unknown and dependent on the outcome of Saturday’s game against Sweden with a place in the semi-finals the coveted prize for the winner’s.
This year’s ‘Gareth Southgate Festival’ will be headlined by Friendly Fires, George Ezra and Courteeners. Other acts appearing over the weekend include Editors, Jake Bugg, Drenge, Ratboy, Gaz Coombes and Everything Everything.
The least that the Oxfordshire festival can do is sort out some free tickets for England’s match-winning goalkeeper Jordan Pickford so he can finally see Courteeners live and make his wish come true.
Wish I was going to the courteeners tonight 😡
— Jordan Pickford (@JPickford1) November 6, 2014
Tickets are still available for the bash for £110 and can be found here.