Most importantly, 2000trees is about music, so if you want to read about that then click here.
Okay, we lied. It’s not just about music. Almost as important – and in no particular order – we have the most beautiful festival site imaginable, a friendly and intimate atmosphere, the 2nd Best Toilets at a UK festival, high quality (but reasonably priced) food and drink and a green agenda to be proud of. Basically, it’s proper fun but with great bands too!
So where to begin? Well, as cheesy as it may sound 2000trees genuinely started with six mates sat around a campfire complaining about the state of UK Festivals, and more specifically, about the monolithic beasts (you know who you are) and their ever spiralling ticket prices, poor facilities and pursuit of profit at all costs. And so with the inspiration of Y-Not festival ringing in our ears, we decided that day to start a festival that we would want to go to ourselves. It was a small beginning, with just 1,000 people in 2007, but through an organic increase in numbers (2,500 in 08 & 09 and 3,500 in 2010) you find us here today with a capacity of bang on 4,500. Happy days!
Oh yeah, in 2010 we bagged a UK Festival Award! Here’s what they said about us…
The Grass Roots Festival Award:- Often the best small festivals spring from an organic labour of love and 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”. UK Festival Awards 2010
MEET THE TEAM
Key jobs: PR / marketing, trader liaison and wristband exchange.
Most memorable 2000trees set: Frank Turner, Main Stage, 2010.
Key jobs: Event Manager (including stewarding / security, transport etc), in-house lawyer and photography co-ordinator.
Most memorable 2000trees set: The Brute Chorus, Leaf Lounge, 2009.
Key jobs: Band booking / artist liaison, budgeting / accounting and general organisation.
Most memorable 2000trees set: Jim Lockey & the Solemn Sun, The Cave, 2011.
Key Jobs: Production / site infrastructure (including toilets, water, power / lighting etc).
Most memorable 2000trees set: And So I Watch You From Afar, Main Stage, 2010.
Key jobs: Art development / site design / on-line media management / enquiry management.
Most memorable 2000trees set: DLSVSP, Main Stage, 2011
Key jobs: Licensee / bar manager, food traders and sales / marketing.
Most memorable 2000trees set: ASIWYFA, The Cave, 2011.