2000 Trees Festival

The award winning, 5000 capacity music festival set in the rolling Cotswold Hills is back. 2000 trees festival is returning this July with 3 nights of camping, over 80 bands, a silent disco, amazing grub and locally produced ciders, ales and lagers. 0-trees-festival  Described as the, “best place to discover your new favourite band,” something tells us this is going to be more useful than a 30 day free trial on Spotify.

2000 Trees FestivalPromised to be bigger and better than any other year, Deaf Havana have been announced as the first headliner. Critically acclaimed and having released major label albums, this act is set to mesmerise your souls into a moshing, screaming world. They’ve completed an array of sold out tours and played numerous festivals, so they’re sure to know how to get the crowd started. Lead guitarist Chris Pennells says the band are really excited to headline the main stage, “2000 trees is a festival we've always looked forward to one day playing, due to its solid line-ups of great British rock bands. It's great that our pals Big Sixes will be there and we're looking forward to The Computers and Rob Lynch too.”

 2000trees prides itself on being all about the music. Forget Reading and Leeds, with the so-called rock genre which also has a bit of dubstep and maybe even a bit of old school pop arriving… No, this festival is all about rock and indie. Previous acts include Frank Turner, Twin Atlantic and Lower Than Atlantis. The bands you see might have scary names, but this place is pure heaven for you silent moshers. This year will also see Kerbdog, Pulled Apart by Horses, The Twilight Sad and Arcane Roots take to the stage.

“The reaction to the line-up has been fantastic, especially our latest headliner Deaf Havana, mustering loads of support online and receiving plenty of media attention, which means a lot to a small festival like us,” said organiser James Scarlett. Aw always nice when a guy remembers his roots…

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Created by a group of friends in 2007 (our group of friends can hardly organise a night out) 2000trees was born out of frustration with the ever increasing sponsorship of large British festivals… And when we’re annoyed we just throw all our cushions on our bedroom floor and then guiltily pick them up…

Disillusioned by extortionate ticket prices and overpriced food and drink, this group of friends vowed to take matters into their own hands and in true punk rock style set about developing the perfect antidote. Can we be your friends please?

2000trees has firmly established itself as one of the leading small festivals in the British summer calendar and winning the Grass Roots Festival Award in the UK Festival Awards 2010, it’s obvious that the Cotswolds is the place to be this summer. You could even tell your mum that you’re going for a relaxing holiday … just remember to pick her up a fridge magnet. The Guardian has described it as, “Top 10 small festivals.” And Stereoboard put it simply, “The best festival in the UK – and that’s not going to change any time soon.” 

2000trees is also ‘A Greener Festival Award’ winner for its dedication to being one of the UK’s greenest festivals, set within the stunning backdrop of Upcote Farm, near Cheltenham. You’re practically helping the world by going…

Taking place in Cheltenham over 9th – 11th July, this town will get rid of its tweed jackets and brogues for a few days and instead be sporting wellies in true festival style. Tickets are now on sale at www.twothousandtreesfestival.c, for a mere £87. So if you want to hang with the cool kids, get cracking… Oh and remember to tell everyone you’re going 0-trees-festival/going-outs

By Lucy Acton