It’s that time of year where cohorts of avid alternative music fans find themselves congregating in the forest heavy lands of Cheltenham, surrounded by trees. 2000Trees to be exact! The reason of course so many find themselves nestling in the trees is the mouth watering array of bands that are enlisted to provide a stellar soundtrack, and this year is no different as 2000Trees festival looks a fantastic prospect with it’s stacked line up.

Taking place from Thursday 11th July to Saturday 13th at Upcote Farm with over 130 acts performing across five stages, 2000Trees festival will be looking to retain their status as winners of the UK Festival Awards Best Medium Sized Festival as they were crowned in 2018 – here we run through the various aspects that positions the festival in such high regard and anticipation for fans!

This year, 2000Trees are boasting some seriously strong headliners with festival familiar Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls headlining Thursday night, crowd favourites You Me at Six play on Friday night and previous headliners Deaf Havana are returning to conclude business on Saturday night.

But the festival organisers have absolutely not rested on their laurels with this years line-up, and spared no expense in curating what is sure to be an extremely memorable weekend purely due to the insurmountable depth of the line up – Thursday excluding the headline features While She Sleeps, Turnstile, Jamie Lenman, Palm Reader, Puppy and Blood Youth to name a few.

Friday follows a similar pattern as before even thinking about embarking on the rousing singalong that You Me At Six are bound to provide, fans are tasked with making some serious decisions about clashes – festivalgoers have the luxury of choosing between the likes of Cancer Bats, As It Is, Rolo Tomassi, Pulled Apart By Horses, Drug Church and Indoor Pets among many others!

Consistency is key and the weekend line up is a great example of such, with Saturday full of great acts that will pave the way for Deaf Havana with lots of energy and riffs including Every Time I Die, Frank Iero and the Future Violets, Culture Abuse, Muncie Girls, Martha and Therapy. See the day by day poster below for all acts!

What makes 2000Trees stand out does not stop with this incredible line-up however, as like they did with huge success last year, they are implementing a cashless system so festivalgoers can load money onto their RFID wristbands and all points of sale at the festival will only accept the chip on these wristbands as a payment method. What the result of this is, means much faster queues – remember waiting ten minutes to get served? no longer! – no hassle with looking after and rifling through cash but also that its a hell of a lot safer than walking around with hard earned tenners.

If by some strange turn of events you find yourself at a loose end, 2000Trees can certainly tie it up – with a range of fun activities across the weekend including a nature walk, sheepdog trials, a bonfire, a fancy dress competition, The Retreat chill area, comedy performances and more!

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