Festival Fortnight: 2000 Trees

Bored of mass gatherings in a field? Tired of seeing people attending a festival just to say they have, rather than actually enjoying the music? Well it’s time for all this to end with 2000 Trees Festival. One of the most music-focused festivals in the UK today, this small event is definitely one for real music lovers.

Held in the beautiful location of Upcote Farm in Cheltenham, 2000 Trees offers only the finest UK acts – both rising stars and established artists bind together across the stages offering an array of music.


Green and friendly: 2000 Trees festival is an environmentally friendly festival hosting headliners Frank Turner and The Subways. Photo: Ollie Harridge

Headlining the main stage across the weekend are Frank Turner and The Subways. Neither of which can be missed as their live performances are always nothing short of impressive. Other great acts across the main stage include Metronomy, Pulled Apart By Horses, Sonic Boom Six, and Bombay Bicycle Club.

All artists performing at the festival are UK-based, which cuts down on the miles travelled and cuts down on carbon emissions. 2000 Trees is a proud green festival and tries to help the environment in a variety of ways.

The festival is powered by “locally-sourced biodiesel, which is significantly better than any petro-chemical alternative; and in 2009 ensured that 2000 Trees saved over 2 tonnes of carbon”.

2000 Trees itself is quite a nice and friendly festival, holding just 2,500 people across the weekend who are able to see 60 bands and DJs perform across three stages. Tickets are said to be selling at a record speed and only the standard weekend camping tickets are left. With tickets costing just £50 for the whole weekend, this opportunity should not be passed up!

If you’re looking for some fantastic British music held in a beautiful location that is not only cheap but environmentally friendly, why wait? 2000 Trees takes place on July 16th-17th, see the festival’s website for more information.

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