Upcote Farm - 6/7/8 July 2017

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Check out what happened last July, or click on the headings below for information on every aspect of 2000trees Festival. If you’ve still got questions you can head to our Frequently Asked Questions page here.

What to Expect


THE BASICS

The multi award winning 2000trees is a 5,000 capacity music festival set in the rolling Cotswold Hills. You’ll get 2 nights camping and a friendly, intimate atmosphere – plus amazing food and locally produced ciders, ales & lagers.

THE MUSIC
2000trees is all about the music. We’ll give you more than 80 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. Previous bands that have played 2000trees include Frank Turner, Twin Atlantic, Frightened Rabbit, Blood Red Shoes, Band of Skulls, The Bronx, Wolf Alice, Public Service Broadcasting, 65daysofstatic, Lower Than Atlantis, And So I Watch You From Afar, Future of the Left, Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip and Hundred Reasons. For details of past line ups take a look at the following links:- 2015 / 2014 / 2013 / 2012 / 2011 / 2010 / 2009 / 2008 / 2007

THE THURSDAY NIGHT
There will also be a limited number of tickets available for early entry on Thursday 7th July. Not only does this mean that you’ll get one more day at the festival (and more bands), but you’ll get to reserve the best VIP camping spots on the site.

THE PRESS

– “A magnificent weekend” (Rock Sound)
– “Diverse, intense, challenging, and down-right incredible music. truly extraordinary, long may it continue” (The Independent)
– “The best festival in the UK – and that’s not going to change any time soon” (Stereoboard)
– “2000trees lives up to all the promises, it was the most pleasurable of festivals. fantastic festival and atmosphere” (Summer Festival Guide)
– “Top 10 small festivals” (The Guardian)
– “A festival set up by festival lovers for festival revellers… it might be small but it packs a punch.” (Virtual Festivals)
– “The most music-focused festival” (Itch, The King Blues)
– “My favourite UK festival” (Frank Turner)

THE FANS
Here’s what some of our fans had to say recently on Twitter…

– @2000trees I was in the Hundred Reasons pit with the organisers. When was the last time you saw Eavis or Benn in the pit. Didn’t think so
– @2000trees The only festival you can sleep with a white Russian and wake up smelling like a badgers bottom ;p
– @2000trees is the Christmas of festivals- it comes around once a year, there’s loud music and everyone’s drunk by lunch time
– @2000trees A festi called trees really is the bees knees, there’s lots of beer n music 2 hear, it’s by far the best part of my year
– @2000trees Friend Makin’, Leaf Loungin’, Cider Drinkin’, New Bandin’, Cave Dwellin’, Main Stagin’, Fun Lovin’, Greenhousin’

THE UK FESTIVAL AWARDS
– ‘Supporter of Emerging Talent’ Champion – Association of Independent Festivals Awards, 2014
– Winner of the “Grass Roots Festival” award – UK Festival Awards, 2010 & 2013
– Short-listed for Best Small Festival – UK Festival Awards, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
– Finalist in the Fans’ Favourite Festival – UK Festival Awards, 2011

Meet the team

 


MEET THE TEAM

andy

Andy

Key jobs: PR / marketing, trader liaison and wristband exchange.
Most memorable 2000trees set: Hundred Reasons, Main Stage 2012 .


bren

Bren

Key jobs: Event Manager (including stewarding / security, transport etc), in-house lawyer and photography co-ordinator.
Most memorable 2000trees set: The Dawn Chorus, Leaf Lounge 2010.


james

James

Key jobs: Band booking / artist liaison, budgeting / accounting and general organisation.
Most memorable 2000trees set: Bo Ningen, The Cave 2011


mark

Mark

Key Jobs: Production / site infrastructure (including toilets, water, power / lighting etc).
Most memorable 2000trees set: And So I Watch You From Afar, The Cave 2011.


rob

Rob

Key jobs: Art development / site design / on-line media management / enquiry management.
Most memorable 2000trees set: DLSVSP, Main Stage, 2011


si

Si

Key jobs: Licensee / bar manager, food traders and sales / marketing.
Most memorable 2000trees set: Hundred Reasons, Main Stage 2012

 


 

Access Information

2000trees is currently working towards a silver award with Attitude is Everything after achieving the bronze award in 2013 and will continue to make our site as accessible as possible. Below we have outlined the available facilities at our festival but if you have any further questions then please don’t hesitate to email us at: info@twothousandtreesfestival.co.uk or write to us at:

2000trees Access Information
45 Underdale Road
Shrewsbury
SY25DT


Download information:
Click on link below to download the access information:

Access information as PDF
Access information as Word document

Large print available below:

Large print access information as PDF
Large print access information as Word document


Site explanation:
Broadly rectangular in shape, the site is 750m at its longest point with the Main arena, Main stage, Neu stage at bottom end and the accessible camping in the centre. Two large music tents (The Cave & The Axiom) are situated in the centre of the site. The Forest Sessions stage, and chill out areas are found towards the top end of the site.

Approximate distances from accessible campsite to:

Main stage – 340m (includes viewing platform)
The Cave tent – 135m (includes viewing platform)
The Axiom tent – 100m (includes viewing platform)
The Neu tent – 250m

The site is based on a sheep farm and as such the majority of the site is a field without solid road ways.

Site opening times:
VIP early entry ticket holders: Thursday 6th July 13.00 – 23.00

General admission: Friday 7th July 08.00 – 23.00 / Saturday 8th July 08.00 – 19.00

– All guests must be off site by 14.00 on Sunday 9th July
– There is strictly no admission or re-admission after 23.00 on any day.
– The Wristband Exchange will close 30 minutes after the site closes on each day.


Bookable access facilities

2:1 tickets for personal assistants:
A free ticket for a personal assistant is available to any deaf or disabled person who would be unable to attend without their presence and who has bought their own ticket.

Viewing platforms:
We have three viewing platforms available. One is situated at the Main Arena, one at the The Cave tent and one at the Axiom tent. Access to these platforms will only be granted to people wearing a viewing platform wristband. You will also receive a lanyard to allow one companion access along with you.

Accessible campsite:
Accessible camping is situated just inside the main pedestrian entrance which is the centre of the site with close proximity to facilities. An accessible toilet will be in this campsite. There are no showers on site. A 24-hour level access charging point for power chair batteries will be located in the Wristband Exchange (main entrance tent) 10m from the accessible campsite. Information during the festival will available from the same tent.

If you require access for a specific vehicle that is your only means of transport we will review on a case by case basis. Please email us to discuss at: info@twothousandtreesfestival.co.uk

Assistance with luggage is available upon request at arrival.


How to apply:
To apply for the 2:1 tickets and to request a viewing platform wristband or place in the accessible campsite, you will need to do the following:

– Purchase a standard ticket from our website
– Fill out the Access requirement form and email to info@twothousandtreesfestival.co.uk with the subject title: Access requirement form. (A physical document is available on request)

Access requirement Form as PDF 
Access requirement form as Word document

– We will then issue the 2:1 ticket to you manually.
– Upon entrance you will just need to bring your Etickets.

Wristband collection:
Customers making use of the 2:1 scheme and access facilities on site should proceed directly to the ‘Guest list’ queue at the Wristband Exchange (main entrance tent) to get their wristbands, passes and assistance upon arrival. Hearing loop facilities will be available at the Wristband Exchange tent

Parking:
Blue Badge parking spaces do not need to be pre-booked. Upon arrival at 2000trees please show your Blue Badge to a member of the car parking team and they will direct you to the correct spot. Blue Badge parking is directly outside the main pedestrian entrance.

Distance to:
Check-in – 75m
Accessible campsite – 250m

Toilets:
Accessible toilets are available at three major points around the site:

1. Access camping. (Centre of site)
2. Main Arena. (Bottom of site)
3. The Croft stage. (Top of site)

Main Stage viewing platform – toilet = 50m
The Cave tent viewing platform – toilet = 125m

Strobe lighting:
Strobe lighting may be used at any time during the festival.

Assistance dogs:
Assistance dogs are welcome at 2000trees. Please let us know if you intend to bring an assistance dog using the Access requirement form.

Medication Refrigeration:
A refrigerator will be available for medications located with our First Aid provider in the centre of the site.

All medicine must be clearly labelled including the owners full name & telephone number.

Medication is left at the owners risk and must be collected before the site closes at 12midday on Sunday.

Volunteering/Stewarding

Here you will find information on what volunteer positions we have available, what duties you will be asked to perform, the benefits of being a part of the stewarding and volunteer team, and details of how to apply.

Positions Available

1  Traffic Team – stewards provided by Oxfam
2  Site Stewarding Team
3  Sunday Breakdown Team


What Work is Involved?

1. Traffic Team – The Traffic Team stewards have been recruited through Oxfam’s Festival Stewarding programme since 2015. It is one of the most important teams on the whole site, managing the smooth and safe flow of traffic in to, through, and back out of the festival. They also look after vehicle accreditation and parking.

Applications are open now, and can be made online. Training is provided and deposits are refunded after the festival. Oxfam stewards are given lunches during their shifts, and complete 2 x 8 hour shifts during the festival. Go to the Oxfam Stewarding website to find out more about them and get involved.

2. Site Stewarding Team – The Site Stewarding Team carries out a variety of functions across the whole site, with the focus on keeping a watchful eye on the festival guests to help ensure that the festival runs safely and smoothly.

Specific roles include:
–       Monitoring campsites to ensure that roadways and pathways remain open.
–       Working with the security team to monitor stage capacity and crowd behavior.
–       Manning various road crossings to ensure that pedestrians are stopped when vehicles are moving along the roads.
–       Manning wristband checking points.
–       Assisting other areas of the festival as required.

Hours Involved:
–       You will work a 4 hour shift each day (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday)
–      You will need to arrive on site by 10am on Thursday 6th July, but we would prefer you to arrive between 2pm and 10pm on Wednesday 5th

Team Structure
You will be assigned to one of four teams, A, B, C, and D.  The times each of these teams will be working are as follows:

  Thu Fri Sat
8am to 12pm A B D
12pm to 4pm B C C
4pm to 8pm C D A
8pm to 12am D A B

As part of the application process you can indicate which team you would like to be on.  Whilst we cannot guarantee we can allocate this choice, we will do our very best to accommodate your preference.

3. Sunday Breakdown Team – The Sunday Breakdown Team works closely with the festival organisers to start packing the festival away.  It is hard physical work, and involves lots of heavy lifting and unglamorous work.  However, it does mean that you get to enjoy the whole festival.

Specific Roles include:
–       Taking down and packing away tents and marquees.
–       Taking down fencing and fencing covers.
–       Taking down and packing away site decoration pieces – e.g. large heavy sculptures.
–       Collecting and packing away site stake markers.
–       Stripping bar decorations, and moving (very heavy) bars to storage barns.
–       Collecting and moving tables and chairs from across the site.

Hours Involved:
–       You will be expected to work from 10am to 6pm.
–       A refundable cash deposit of £150 is payable on arrival at the festival site.
–       This deposit will be returned to you once you have completed your full day of breakdown work.
–       If you turn up hungover or otherwise unable to work, you will be sent home, and will not have your deposit returned to you.

Deposits
We do not operate a deposit scheme at 2000trees – we prefer to operate on a relationship of mutual trust, but we do charge a non refundable administration fee of £5 for each application for site stewards that is accepted – we will send you details of this when your application has been accepted.

We understand that plans change, issues arise, and for a variety of events outside of people’s control, you may not be able to come along and be part of the team as you originally planned.  This is fine, but please, please, please let us know as far in advance as possible so that we can amend our record accordingly, and in any event by the weekend before the festival.

If you do turn up to the festival site, but do not participate in all of the shifts allocated to you, you will be charged the price of a full price festival ticket, and by proceeding with your application you agree to this charge being made.


Transport to the Festival
Regrettably, we are not at this time able to provide transport to or from the festival site for our volunteer team, and you will therefore have to arrange your own transport. If this situation changes, we will update this page accordingly.


How to Apply
Applications for all places open on 1st February 2017.

Places are strictly limited, and you can apply for the position of your choice by using the links below.

Further detailed arrival information will be provided at the end of June.  Any interim queries should be addressed to stewards@twothousandtreesfestival.co.uk

Follow the links below to apply, you will be directed to EventHalo where you will register and apply via their website.

  1. Traffic Team – details to be posting in February 2017.
  2. Site Stewarding Team – (applications open in February 2017) click HERE
  3. Sunday Breakdown Team – (applications open in February 2017)click HERE

You can only make one stewarding registration at a time, and all registrations must be in the name of the person who is actually going to be stewarding at the event

Further detailed arrival information will be provided at the end of June.  Any interim queries should be addressed to stewards@twothousandtreesfestival.co.uk


Accessibility
2000trees is committed to accommodating the needs of stewards with disabilities who wish to join the stewarding team.

– As such, volunteers with a disability are able to bring a Personal Assistant, if required, in order to help them be part of the team;
– The use of any Personal Assistant is at the discretion of the individual concerned when on site, and may not be required whilst working, but needed for assistance with travel or free time;
– If a volunteer is bringing a PA to the festival, we recommend that the same person should attend any training session if possible;
– The sustenance arrangements (one drink and one sandwich per shift worked) are also available to the Personal Assistant’s of volunteers;
– 2000trees will endeavour to make all reasonable adjustments required to assist the volunteer in becoming part of the stewarding team;
Please note: 2000trees is not able to provide Personal Assistants for volunteers – it is the responsibility of the volunteer to source an appropriate person who is aged over 18.
For more information please see our access information section.

 

Trading at 2000trees

 

If you’re interested in trading at 2000trees please fill in the following questionnaire & if your stall looks like it might fit in with our existing stalls we’ll send you an application form in due course.

Trader application form request.

 

Playing at 2000trees

If you’d like your band to be considered for 2000trees, please fill in your details here & if we like what we hear someone will be in touch.
2000trees Band Application

The Big Green Shuttle Bus

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The Big Green Shuttle Bus
The Shuttle bus will run from Cheltenham Spa train station to the 2000trees site at the following times:

– Thursday 6th July: Every 30 minutes (12:15 – 16:15)
– Friday 7th July: Every 30 minutes (10:15- 14:15)
– Saturday 8th July: no service

A service will run from the 2000trees site back to the train station at the following times:

– Sunday 9th July: Frequent service (first departure: 09:00, last departure 12:00)

The cost is £9 single or £14 return if pre-booked online. You will be able to buy a ticket on the day (£10 single / £15 return), but priority will be given to anyone who saved money and purchased in advance. Pre-booked tickets will be emailed to you as an Eticket one week prior to the event.

To view all service information and to guarantee your seat please visit Big Green Coach.

 

National Coach Services (London)
Due to a large decrease in demand, Big Green Coach will no longer be operating a coach service from London.



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