We are obsessed with the British music scene and our aim is to provide you with the opportunity to discover your new favourite band.
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Here at 2000trees we are obsessed with the British music scene, and our aim is to provide you with the opportunity to discover your new favourite band. Bands that you’ll be telling your mates about for months and years to come. Bands that are either brand-spanking new or have spent far too long flying below the mainstream radar. More than 80 amazing hand-picked acts, each of which we’ll have seen live before booking.
What else should you know? Well….
- The music runs from midday to 11pm – click here for a look at the 2013 line up.
- For information on our afterhours Silent Disco go here.
The Main Stage (capacity: 4,000)
There are no genre distinctions here – although most of the bands do tend to hold guitars – as long as it excites us, it qualifies.
Previous acts include:
Frank Turner, Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, The Subways, Frightened Rabbit, Wild Beasts, Guillemots, Hundred Reasons, The Futureheads, These New Puritans, Bombay Bicycle Club, Los Campesinos!, British Sea Power, 65daysofstatic, Slow Club, The King Blues, Metronomy, The Twilight Sad, Art Brut, Errors, Twin Atlantic, Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster and Tribes.
The Cave (capacity: 800)
The bands you can expect to see on at the Cave are, how shall we put it, on the heavier and weirder end of the musical spectrum. Think hardcore bands, think prog bands, think post-rock bands and think metal bands. Get it?
Previous acts include:
And So I Watch You From Afar, Gallows, Pulled Apart By Horses, Rolo Tomassi, Lower Than Atlantis, Future of the Left, Three Trapped Tigers, Your Demise, The James Cleaver Quintet, Devil Sold His Soul, Feed The Rhino, Maybeshewill and Tall Ships.
The Leaf Lounge (capacity: 450)
The acts here are pretty diverse, although there’ll be none of the noise you’ll find on in The Cave. A sprinkle of indie, a whole load of folk and a smattering of a fair few other genres besides.
Previous acts include:
Frank Turner, Tellison, The Xcerts, Stealing Sheep, Lucy Rose, Johnny Foreigner, Alessi’s Ark, Dizraeli and the Small Gods, The Wave Pictures, Beans on Toast, The Travelling Band, Stagecoach, Dave McPherson, Jay Jay Pistolet, Jim Lockey & the Solemn Sun and Vessels.
The GreenHouse (capacity: 300):
Up to 9pm we’ll give you the best acoustic music we can find, and after that our favourite DJs will round off the night with a proper Silent Disco party! Should be ace!
Previous acts include:
Ben Marwood, Luke Sital-Singh, Joe Summers, Howard James Kenny and Side-step DJ’s.
If live music is not enough for you then check out this lot…
Where? Pretty much everywhere….
Note: the Headphone Distribution Point is located next to Wristband Exchange and will be open all day Friday and Saturday, plus Sunday morning.
When? On both Friday and Saturday at the following times:
Main Stage: 11pm to 3am
The Cave: 11pm to 3am
The GreenHouse: 11pm to 3am
What? Strict licensing laws mean we have to switch off our music at 11pm sharp – boooo we hear you cry! Well check this out… the good folks at Silent Disco King will be on hand with hundreds of sets of wireless headphones – which, for a £10 deposit, will be yours for the weekend – and a choice of awesome DJs, on two different channels, playing rip-roaring tunes so you can dance your arse off ‘til the early hours. The beauty of this little plan is that to anyone not wearing headphones – including our licensing officer – this strange and mesmerising shindig will, to all intents and purposes, be silent. So, you can either chuck on a headset and get into the groove, or stand back and marvel at a load of people dancing to DJs that only they can hear. Pure genius we thinks.
Music wise, here’s what you’ll get…
- Main Stage: something for all tastes from Pulp to Hanson to Rage Against The Machine.
- The Cave: a much more alternative selection from the worlds of metal, indie, punk and rock.
- The GreenHouse: a selection of dance DJs and some seriously chilled out tunes.
There will also be various locations where you can pick up Trees FM our onsite radio station. More details to follow.
Where? At various points throughout the site.
When? All day, every day!
What? We have plenty on offer this year for Kids. Activities include musical instrument / mask making, as well as face painting and juggling (although sometimes all kids want is an open space to run around in, and we certainly have that).
Mmmmm food! One of the reasons we started 2000trees was to give festival goers better quality food and drink than they would get at some of the run-of-the-mill UK megafests. We were no longer happy to pay stupid prices for a luke warm, cooked from frozen burger. We weren’t impressed with having to put up with that, so we figured there must be others out there who felt the same way. Turns out we were right, and here at 2000trees we take a very different approach to feeding our hungry friends…
We strive to get you only the very best in local, sustainable and free range food at affordable prices. Goodbye dodgyness! Hello deliciousness! We also do our very best to provide something for everyone – so we have amazing food ranging from the best quality Farm Assured organic burgers to wood fired pizza and everything in between. You may also be pleased to know that we cater for the veggie, vegan and gluten free among you.
Mmmmm beer! Hmmmm cider! Since day one we wanted to make damn sure you could get a great pint at 2000trees! We still run the bars ourselves and because of that we have the freedom to hand pick the very best local ales, lagers and ciders. These local producers – being passionate about their drinks – are the very people who hand deliver us your alcohol and set it up in our Lebowski’s and Little Lebowski’s Bars. So regardless of what drink you fancy, they are all in the perfect condition for sipping on a hot summer’s day! What could be better?
Some of our favourite drinks last year were provided by The Cotswold Brewing Company (Lagers), Festival Ales and Hayles Fruit Farm (Badgers Bottom Cider). Never fear, we also have a selection of your favourite premium spirits and a few cocktail creations of our own!
And finally, you might like to know that all of our drinks are served in biodegradable cups, so there’s no nasty plastic clogging up the environment. Bosh.
Where? Go anywhere you like, but the winner will be announced at the Main Stage at 4.30pm on Saturday.
When? To enter, register in Lebowski’s Bar (in the main arena) between 1pm and 3pm on Saturday
What? The theme this year will be decided in a facebook vote so keep an eye out!
VIP EARLY ENTRY
There will be a strictly limited number of 1,750 VIP tickets available allowing access to the 2000trees site from 1pm on Thursday 11th July. This is an opportunity to pick a prime camping spot and be the first to get the party started.
Please note that VIP tickets are only valid if used in conjunction with a 2000trees weekend ticket.
From 4pm in The Cave, we’ll give you a selection of our favourite bands from the previous four years of 2000trees, and if that’s not enough to keep you entertained, then you can check out the ace comedians over in the GreenHouse. Bang.
This year we have teamed up with our new friends at Karma Canvas. So if you fancy turning up to Trees with your accommodation already sorted, then click here for a look at the options for hiring Yurts and Bell tents.
Don’t miss your favorite bands at night because your tots are ready to sleep. Hire a trolley for the weekend! A rolling bed for sleeping kids and entertainment by day. Your kids will love it and so will you. Free up some space in your carboot and keep your pushchair clean by prebooking a trolley at www.trolleytots.com to guarantee one is waiting for you on arrival.