10 Unmissable Acts at 2000 Trees Festival 2018

10 Unmissable Acts at 2000 Trees Festival 2018

We are on countdown to 2000Trees Festival 12-14th July and our reviewer Neale has his must see list ready.

10. Palm Reader

The fast paced metalcore band have impressive tracks such as ‘Swarm’, can’t wait to see some chaos unfold in the tent they play.

9. Conjurer

Another modern metal band who are thriving to transcend the genre, along with the equally amazing ‘Loathe’. Their debut album ‘Mire’ (2018) is well worth a listen if you like some heavy vocals, drawn out sludgy riffs and subtle sound scapes.

8. Creeper

I’ve heard many many good things about this band, particularly live. They were the talk of the town after playing the main stage at Download Festival in 2017; everyone praising the lead singers performance and control of the crowd. Don’t miss it.

7. Raging Speedhorn

This band looks beyond crazy; just perfect for this festival. I can already see the circle pits to ‘Thumper’. Hardcore esque vocals, with the thrashy, chaotic nature of System of a Down. The energy is not to be missed, expect some injuries!

6. Arcane Roots

The vocalist Andrew has impressive range and the music itself is very hard to label into one genre. Putting it best, I’d describe it as music easy to ‘get lost in, with both empowering moments and beautiful moments, with a unpredictability to it’. Don’t miss it, you’ll be captivated.

5. And So I Watch You From Afar

This band totally surprised me after a first listen. The combination grunge and math-rock is quite brilliant. Vocals are almost non-existent. The skill when it comes to technical ability however, is outstanding and measured, each song sounds like a frantic shredding of notes and drum bashing but after a few listens I found myself appreciating it more and more.

4. Marmozets

The energetic Marmozets have worked their way up the bill over the years and find themselves just before the main act this year. They really have worked hard and grinded their way up; fleshing out a respectable fanbase in the proccess. I remember many many years ago catching them in a tent at Download Festival and back then I knew they’d be around for a while.

3. Black Peaks

The progressive metal band Black Peaks are a great live band, paced well in it’s aggression and riffs.  Caught them at last years 2000 Trees and I’ve been keeping an eye on them since.

2. Holding Abscence

I’ve seen this band twice so far and I’m hyped they’re playing this year. Elements of metalcore, post-hardcore and even indie rock all come into play here. Every song is crafted to shift seamlessly from one genre to the next, give ‘Penance’, ‘Permanent’ and ‘Everything’  a listen and you can thank me later. The lead singer isn’t half bad in his conviction either.

1. Enter Shikari

I’m so hyped for Shikari’s set at 2000 Trees. I’ve seen them 3 times before, once in Nottingham Arena, when they headlined the second stage at Download Festival and again when they headlined Slam Dunk last year. They throw everything into their performance and lead singer Rou Reynolds has a lot to say, often political in nature. Their older heavier work may take a backseat to their latest album release in ‘The Spark’ (2017) but it’s still bound to blow the crowd away and assure everyone leaves smiling.

 

Reviewer: Neale Hayes

Images: Neale Hayes, Chris Bowley, Steve Kilmister

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