Headliner confirmed for 2000trees festival
Winner: Grass Roots Festival Award – UK Festival Awards 2010
July 15th & 16th, 2011 – plus Early Entry evening on July 14th
Upcote Farm, near Cheltenham, GLOS. GL54 4BL
Scottish indie rockers Frightened Rabbit will headline the 2000trees festival, with Islet, Ellen & the Escapades and Straight Lines also confirmed for the main stage.
Devil Sold His Soul, Talons, Exit Ten, and The James Cleaver Quintet have been lined up for The Cave (new second stage), while Dizraeli and the Small Gods, StringerBessant, Sound of Rum, and Stagecoach will perform in the Leaf Lounge.
Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip have already been confirmed as Friday night headliners at the 2000trees festival’s 5th birthday celebration on July 15th and 16th. And with tickets selling much faster than last year, organisers are predicting another sold out event.
Other bands include Los Campesinos!, Imperial Leisure, And So I Watch You From Afar, Amplifier, Your Demise, Malefice, Kong, The Travelling Band, Dave McPherson, Tall Ships and Yndi Halda. Plus local favourites Jim Lockey & the Solemn Sun will take to the stage for Early Entry ticket holders on Thursday July 14th, along with Maybeshewill, Kill it kid, Crazy Arm and OST.
Bringing together the very best in new and underground British music, 2000trees features more than 80 acts on four stages in the picturesque Cotswolds, plus comedy, DJs, headphone disco, quality and value food & drink, and a trader village.
Organiser Andy Rea said: “Every band we’ve booked, we have seen live, so we’re confident it is our biggest and best line-up ever, bringing together some of the very best new and underground British music.
“We are expecting tickets to sell out even earlier than last year’s record in May.”
The festival was named Grass Roots Festival at the latest UK Festival Awards – voted for by festival fans. In the Awards’ words:
“Often the best small festivals spring from an organic labour of love and a long-time dream which has been shared by thousands more. These festivals should be celebrated, not just for the courage and vision shown by their organisers, but also because they never forget where they’ve come from, supporting their local communities and new music along the way while retaining an independent spirit and resisting commercial saturation.”
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.
Created by a group of friends in 2007, the festival was borne out of frustration with the ever increasing corporate sponsorship and ‘musical merry-go-round’ nature of the larger mainstream 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.
Tickets cost just £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.
More information is available from 2000trees festival website: www.twothousandtreesfestival.co.uk
Line-up so far:
Headliners: Frightened Rabbit, Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip
Others: Los Campesinos!, Imperial Leisure, Islet, Ellen & the Escapades, Straight Lines
And So I Watch You From Afar, Your Demise, Amplifier, Devil Sold His Soul, Malefice, Exit Ten, Kong, Talons, The James Cleaver Quintet
The Leaf Lounge: Dizraeli and the Small Gods, StringerBessant, Sound of Rum, Stagecoach, Tall Ships, Yndi Halda, Dave McPherson, and The Travelling Band.
Thursday (Early Entry Evening)
Jim Lockey & The Solemn Sun, Maybeshewill, Kill it Kid, Crazy Arm, OST