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Festival Preview: 2000trees 2019


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Over 130 acts across four stages will take the Gloucestershire by storm this July at the multi-award-winning 2000trees festival. The independent festival’s 3-day event boasts some of the biggest names in punk, alternative, and electronic music, plus comedy acts to boot.

Image courtesy of 2000trees festival.

Deaf Havana is the latest headliner to be announced for 2000trees, set to play on the Saturday main stage, joining the ranks of You Me At Six (Friday) and Frank Turner (Thursday). The festival has made a name for itself as blending new, cutting edge music such as PENGSHUi, a grime/thrash/rap band hailing from London, and Bristol-based grunge band Sœur, with big names like Frank Iero and the Future Violents. It’s clear to see why Total Guitar has hailed 2000trees as ‘the UK’s coolest independent festival’.

Since 2006, 2000trees has been filling a much-needed niche in the UK music festival industry. Having started as a rebellion against overpriced, mainstream festivals, it certainly hasn’t forgotten its roots 13 years later, but neither does it ignore the best of well-known alternative artists.

Among these well-known artists are Cave Stage headliners While She Sleeps and Every Time I Die, as well as acts such as iconic Irish punk veterans Flogging Molly, hardcore Baltimore punks Turnstile, Nirvana-inspired grunge band Milk Teeth, Durham legends Martha, and left-wing folk singer-songwriter Grace Petrie. It’s undoubtedly a festival that treats both fans and bands well, highlighted by Frank Turner’s comment that it’s his ‘favourite UK festival’ and Deaf Havana drummer Tom Ogden expression of excitement and gratitude at being asked back, having missed the band’s last time headlining 2000trees due to his daughter’s birth. Skinny Lister, Can’t Swim, and ANGEL DU$T are also set to play, alongside Drug Church, A.A. Williams, and Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.

Alongside the four stages and tents (Main Stage, The Cave, The Axiom, The Neu), 2000trees also features the ineffably charming Forest Sessions, which takes place amongst nature, away from the festival’s main hub.

2000trees takes place from Thursday 11th to Saturday 13th of July. Tickets can be found here.

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