Festival Fortnight: 2000 Trees

It’s safe to say that the UK music scene is one of the most vibrant and diverse in the world. From death metal to dubstep, you can guarantee there’s someone in Britain making some of the best music in that genre. So what better way to celebrate UK music than a summer festival which only showcases British bands.

Set in the picturesque countryside location of Upcote Farm in Cheltenham, 2000 Trees festival celebrates it’s fifth birthday this year. The party will take place over Friday and Saturday, July 15th and 16th. However, if you have an early entry ticket you can set up camp on Thursday and enjoy some more bands.


2000 Trees festival won Grassroots Festival Of The Year at the UK Music Festival Awards. Photo: Luke Morton

After the success of last year and the demand for bands to play ever increasing, there has been a new stage added to the festival. After a Facebook competition to decide the name of the band, which is to host primarily heavy artists, the new stage has been named The Cave. Playing this new heavier stage are bands such as Your Demise, Talons, Devil Sold His Soul and Exit Ten.

Headlining this two day extravaganza are the hip hop/electro double act of Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip and the Scottish indie rockers Frightened Rabbit. The weekend will also feature Los Campesinos!, Tall Ships, Amplifier, Dave McPherson and Crazy Arm. There will also be a whole festival headphone disco on the Saturday evening.

Organisers have said that tickets for this event are selling quicker than last year and are expecting a sold out event for their fifth birthday. Tickets cost £59 for an adult weekend camping pass. Children under 10 go free but children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Early entry tickets for Thursday, July 14th are £12. For more information, visit the official website.

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