In what might be a small amount of light in a truly dark time for live music, 2000Trees Festival is today announcing its final two headliners- AFI & THRICE who join JIMMY EAT WORLD.
A word from James Scarlett, festival organiser:
“Clearly these are difficult times in the World and indeed, the festival industry and it would seem that uncertainty is everyone’s new normal. However as it stands, we’re still super hopeful that 2000trees 2020 can go ahead in July as planned. Obviously we don’t have a crystal ball though, so we are looking into all possible options and should the ban on gatherings continue for the next few months, we may have to look at moving 2000trees to later in the year. But again, as it stands, we sincerely hope this won’t be necessary. As people can probably imagine, you don’t just magic a festival out of thin air the week before, therefore we are continuing to work behind the scenes on 2000trees 2020. This way we can make sure that, when we get the green light, we have everything in place to host an amazing party for everyone. And for an amazing festival, you obviously need headliners!
With that in mind, we’re very excited to let everyone know that when this has all passed, AFI and Thrice will be joining Jimmy Eat World as 2000trees headliners. Not only that, but we also have 16 more bands to get excited about.
For now though, the most important thing we can all do is keep looking after ourselves and in turn others, take advice from the experts and support the most vulnerable in our communities. Big love to everyone.” .
California’s beloved punk rock band AFI will headline on Friday 10th July. This will be the bands first festival headliner slot and first UK appearance in 3 years.
“I was reading that 2000trees was started by a group of friends who said, ‘We want to start a festival,’ and I think that’s amazing.” says Jade Puget of AFI. “I wish that would happen all over the world, because there’s less corporate interest and when it’s being run by people that clearly love music good things can happen. Even if it’s not the biggest festival in the world, those festivals are important and they’re putting bands on the bill that may not yet be able to play those huge events and that’s incredibly important to foster.”
THRICE are our final headliners and will close out Saturday 11th July and we have the European exclusive of the band playing their incredible album ‘Vheissu’ in full, along with all the other huge songs from their catalogue. The band recently toured this in the US for the 15th anniversary so we are excited to bring it to the festival.
“Any time you can get a fresh take on the live music experience and not have it filtered through something that’s been going for too long is cool. I think this sounds really exciting, especially being out in the trees and the mud and all that!” says Dustin Kensrue
Other bands announced today include the brilliant pop rock of AGAINST THE CURRENT, heavy festival favourites BLACK PEAKS, Japanese choas that is CROSSFAITH, one of the most talked about new artists from Australia THE CHATS , including being loved by the legend that is Dave Grohl will be coming to play their hilarious songs say “Can’t wait to crack open a few tins and make some new mates at 2000 Trees this year, hope you’re all ready to party, see ya’s at the bar ” Yes indeed.
All bands announced today
AFI (Friday headliner) / Thrice (Saturday headliner – playing Vheissu in full as a European exclusive) / The Chats / Against The Current / Anti-Flag / Lonely the Brave / Royal Republic / Black Peaks / Crossfaith / Kneecap / Saint Agnes / Orchards / Chubby & The Gang / Leeched / Beachtape / Gnarlah / Fresh
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ALL BANDS ANNOUNCED TO DATE
Jimmy Eat World / AFI / Thrice / The Amazons / Creeper / Dinosaur Pile Up / Young Guns / Boston Manor / Knocked Loose / The Joy Formidable / Dream State / The Get Up Kids / Silverstein / The Wytches / Roam / Hot Milk / Vukovi / SHVPES / Lady Bird / Kid Kapichi / Nervus / Black Futures / The St Pierre Snake Invasion / AJJ / Calva Louise / Chapter and Verse / Lauren Hibberd / Lizzy Farrall / Ten Times A Million / Raiders / We Never Learned To Live / Gloo / Cassels / The Winter Passing / Ithaca / False Advertising / Lucia and the Best Boys / Dream Nails / Halflives / Creature / Middle Distance / Rews / The Hara / Wargasm / Beach Slang / Demob Happy / The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die / Spanish Love Songs / Hundredth / Airways / Hotel Lux / Together Pangea / The Virginmarys / Haggard Cat / Fangclub / 68 / Nova Twins / Ditz / Stake / Static Dress / Erica Freas / Delair the Liar / S.T. Manville / Chloe Moriondo / Bob Vylan / Bent Knee / Gatherers / Giver / Tom Jenkins / Harry Marshall / InTechnicolour / Grief Ritual / Superlove / Sapphire Blues / Lande Hekt / Katie Malco / Holiday Oscar / Non Canon / Zeb / Andrew Cushin / God Damn / Beans On Toast/ Press to MECO / Will Varley/ Thrill Collins/ Marisa And The Moths/ Beach Slang / Demob Happy /
The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die / Spanish Love Songs / Hundredth / Airways / Hotel Lux / Together Pangea / The Virginmarys / Haggard Cat / Fangclub / 68 / Nova Twins / Ditz / Stake / Static Dress / Erica Freas / Delair the Liar / S.T. Manville / Chloe Moriondo / Bob Vylan / Bent Knee / Gatherers / Giver / Tom Jenkins / Harry Marshall / InTechnicolour / Grief Ritual / Superlove / Sapphire Blues / Lande Hekt / Katie Malco / Holiday Oscar / Non Canon / Zeb / Andrew Cushin/ The Chats / Against The Current / Anti-Flag / Lonely the Brave / Royal Republic / Black Peaks / Crossfaith / Kneecap / Saint Agnes / Orchards / Chubby & The Gang / Leeched / Beachtape / Gnarlah / Fresh
What we got up to in 2019
In 2019 we banned plastic and introduced the GreenGoblet cup scheme. This all contributed to a 6 tonne reduction in waste from the previous year. We also had Frank Water for the first time and over the course of the weekend, Frank Water served just over 6,700 litres of chilled filtered water from our kiosks. This means that around 13,500 single use plastic bottles that haven’t ended up in landfill or our oceans.
2000Trees Festival is partnering with two fantastic charities this year. Stay tuned for how you can get involved in the coming months.
Attitude is Everything (registered charity number 1121975) works in partnership with audiences, artists and the live music industry to improve Deaf and disabled people’s access to live music. “I’m thrilled that 2000Trees are the first music company to announce how they are going to ‘play their part’ in Attitude is Everything’s 20th Anniversary next year. 2000Trees have chosen us as one of their charity partners: fans and guests of the festival will be able to donate to us when purchasing their tickets.” Suzanne Bull MBE, CEO.
TREE AID helps people in the drylands of Africa to lift themselves out of poverty and protect their environment. People here live in some of the toughest conditions on earth and trees are essential to their survival. Trees provide nutrition, generate income and help to create a healthy environment. TREE AID works with local communities to help them protect and grow trees, for themselves and for future generations.
2000Trees Festival Information
2000trees Festival is located on Upcote Farm, near Cheltenham,
Gloucestershire. GL54 4BL
Thursday 9th / Friday 10th / Saturday 11th July 2020
A bit on the background of 2000trees Festival:
The multi-award-winning 2000trees Festival is a 12,000+ capacity music festival set in the rolling Cotswold Hills. You’ll get three nights camping and a friendly, intimate atmosphere – plus amazing food and locally produced ciders, ales & lagers.
2000trees Festival is all about the music, with more than 120 of the absolute best new and underground acts from the worlds of rock and indie, plus some more established acts to close out the night. The festival also prides itself on giving new bands a platform to play to a huge audience, helping build bands up and supporting the UK music scene.
Previous bands that have played 2000trees Festival include (last years headliners)
Frank Turner, Deaf Havana, You Me At Six, Yonaka, At The Drive In, Enter Shikari, Slaves, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, Nothing But Thieves, Lower Than Atlantis, 2016 headliners Refused and Twin Atlantic. Further bands include Wolf Alice, Alkaline Trio, Frightened Rabbit, Idles, Blood Red Shoes, Band of Skulls, The Bronx, Public Service Broadcasting, 65daysofstatic, Marmozets, Sløtface, Dream Wife, Creeper, Neck Deep, And So I Watch You From Afar, Touche Amore, Hell Is For Heroes, Future of the Left, Creeper, Hundred Reasons, The Dirty Nil, Black Foxxes, Oathbreaker, H09909, Fatherson, Black Peaks, Arcane Roots, Basement, The XCERTS & many more and many many more.