This summer, discover the very best in new British music as 2000trees Festival returns to Upcote Farm in Cheltenham on 16th – 17th July for a fourth year running.
Promoting the finest homegrown talent emerging from our very own vibrant music scene, 2000trees is the perfect place to unearth tomorrow’s stars today.
With an eclectic line-up that spans a varied mixture of musical genres, this intimate and friendly festival has become a haven for music fanatics everywhere; some of which have discovered their new favourite bands at the event.
Up and coming bands play alongside more established acts to create an inspiring, chilled out, fun festival of good music and great atmosphere.
In its short history 2000trees has established itself as one of the leading small festivals in the British summer calendar. Created by a group of friends in 2007, 2000trees was born out of frustration with the ever increasing corporate sponsorship and mass advertising nature of the larger traditional British festivals.
Disillusioned by extortionate ticket prices and over priced food and drink, this band of festival veterans vowed to take matters into their own hands and in true punk rock style set about developing the perfect antidote.
Set within the stunning countryside of the environmentally protected grounds of Upcote Farm, with award-winning green and ethical initiatives, means they have achieved just that.
And this year’s event is looking to be bigger and better than ever before.
Unveiling the first names on the bill – 2000trees is excited to announce the return of folk/punk hero Frank Turner who will be playing a headline set on the Friday night. Previously at 2000trees Frank has played memorable performances on the Leaf Lounge and Treehouse stages as well as an impromptu campsite set for a select lucky few – but this year’s headline show will be a monumental, fun-filled and raucous performance from one of the nation’s most electrifying performers.
Saturday’s line-up is also starting to take shape with the news that Sheffield’s finest experimental rock outfit 65daysofstatic will be bringing their mind-bending post-rock to 2000trees in what will no doubt be a mesmerizing performance.
With two full days featuring over 50 acts on three stages still to be confirmed, as well as the addition of comedy running during the day on the third stage, DJs, headphone disco and campfire sing-a-longs to keep the party spirit going till dawn, 2010 is shaping up to be the best year yet – with an extra day of music and fun for the first 500 people who purchase early entry passes for Thursday 15th July.
Over the past three years the festival has witnessed some incredible live performances, from The King Blues, who had practically the entire field dancing and singing in the rain at last year’s sold out event, with Fightstar and British Sea Power delivering crowning headline sets.
The previous years have seen unforgettable performances from Eighties Matchbox B-line Disaster, Art Brut, Slow Club, Future Of The Left, Beans On Toast, The Duke Spirit, The Ghost of a Thousand, Danananaykroyd, These New Puritans, Red Light Company and Wild Beasts to name just a few.
2000trees Music Festival Tickets and Information
Tickets are now on general sale for just £50. And one lucky person will win a ‘golden ticket’ – which will include the chance to meet and announce the band of their choice on the main stage during the event.
Tickets and more information are available from www.twothousandtreesfestival.co.uk