2000 Trees Festival


In the midst of the post-Glastonbury ennui and discussions about how bad Kanye really was, we are more than glad to say it’s time for the award-winning 2000 Trees to celebrate its ninth year at Upcote Farm near Cheltenham, featuring the very best new and underground music on six stages, plus comedy, DJs, a silent disco, quality food and drink and children’s entertainment. Affectionately known as ‘Trees’ by fans, the event was described as “the best festival in the UK” by Soundboard, a “magnificent weekend” by Rock Sound magazine and “one of the best small festivals in the UK” by The Guardian.

Previously having played host to Band of Skulls, Frightened Rabbit, Frank Turner, Dan le Sac v Scroobius Pip and Bombay Bicycle Club, this year will be headlined by alternative rockers Deaf Havana and punk rockers Alkaline Trio, fresh from lead singer Matt Skiba’s stint in Blink 182.

Music begins on the Thursday however for those lucky enough to secure early bird tickets with artists such as The Subways, We Are The Ocean, Arcane Roots and The Computers performing for the first batch of revellers.  Over the first official day, along with Deaf Havana sees Idlewild, Young Guns, Pulled Apart By Horses, Kerbdog, Nothing But Thieves, Hacktivist and Rob Lynch take to one of the six stages that 2000 Trees has to offer, along with many more artists. For the second day, joining Alkaline Trio are artists such as The Skints, And So I Watch You From Afar, The Xcerts, McLusky and Bury Tomorrow.

The fun doesn’t end one the bands are over though, with a silent disco running each night until 3AM and special performances both around the site and within Camp Reuben.

The festival won the Grass Roots Festival Award in the UK Festival Awards 2010 — voted for by festival fans stating that:

“Often the best small festivals spring from an organic labour of love and a long-time dream which has been shared by thousands more. These festivals should be celebrated, not just for the courage and vision shown by their organisers, but also because they never forget where they’ve come from, supporting their local communities and new music along the way while retaining an independent spirit and resisting commercial saturation.”

“A magnificent weekend” — Rock Sound

“Top 10 small festivals” — The Guardian

“Diverse, intense, challenging, and down-right incredible music… truly extraordinary, long may it continue” — The Independent

“The best festival in the UK — and that’s not going to change any time soon” — Stereoboard

“2000trees lives up to all the promises, it was the most pleasurable of festivals… fantastic festival and atmosphere” — Summer Festival Guide

For tickets and more information see www.twothousandtreesfestival.co.uk.


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