Today we have some good news and some bad news for you.
THE BAD NEWS
Over the last two weeks, it has become clear that, due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, bands based outside of the UK will not be able to travel to 2000trees in 2021.
We’ve had confirmation that around 20 of the biggest bands from our line up will not be coming to Upcote Farm this summer. This list, which is growing every week, includes our headliners Jimmy Eat World & Thrice, plus Knocked Loose, Young Guns, The Get Up Kids, Laura Jane Grace, Anti-Flag and Stray From The Path.
As a result, we have been forced to take the absolutely heart-breaking decision to postpone 2000trees to July 6th-10th 2022. Up until a week ago we were still furiously working behind the scenes to try make the festival happen. We really wanted (& needed) a party just as much as you this year. But after losing these bands, it’s clear that we are unable to give you the award-winning Trees experience that you know and love this year.
LACK OF GOVERNMENT BACKED CANCELLATION INSURANCE
Bands dropping out is one thing, but to make matters worse, the UK Government have repeatedly refused to provide any COVID cancellation insurance for the live events industry.
Hundreds of festivals have been asking for months for a Government backed insurance policy allowing us to confidently host events this year. We were hopeful that this insurance would be in place by now. Although they’ve provided a similar scheme for film & TV, the Government have completely let the live music industry down by refusing to back a simple insurance policy.
This would have cost them next to nothing, unless the roadmap dates are changed (or we are put into another lockdown), & it’s the single most effective thing they could have done to get festivals back up and running this summer. Many independent festivals have already postponed because of this and we know of many other events that will shortly be announcing their postponement.
The obvious concern is that there may still be delays or changes to the COVID restrictions at the last minute. Without this vital COVID cancellation insurance, going ahead with this year’s event would simply be a huge financial risk, potentially jeopardising our long-term survival. So we were left with no other choice than to pull the plug before it was too late.
THE GOOD NEWS
The GOOD NEWS is that things are already looking amazing for 2000trees 2022. As it stands, we’re very nearly sold out for next year and we are very excited to announce that the following bands from this year are now confirmed for 2022:
Jimmy Eat World / Thrice / The Amazons / Dinosaur Pile Up / Knocked Loose / The Get Up Kids / Dream State / Laura Jane Grace / Anti-Flag / Lonely the Brave / Stick To Your Guns / Deez Nuts / No Devotion / Dragged Under
We also have a super-exciting 3rd headliner to tell you all about real soon as well as over 100 more of the best bands playing across our 6 wonderful stages.
All 2021 tickets are automatically valid for next year’s festival and if you already have your ticket, you do not have to do anything to reserve your place. Your existing ticket is now your ticket to 2022.
As a small, independent business that’s been hit extremely hard by the pandemic, we really need as many people as possible to roll their tickets to next year, just so we can keep paying our staff and secure the long-term survival of 2000trees.
You kept us alive in 2020 when over 95% of you rolled your tickets to this year. If you could do the same for us again by holding onto your tickets until 2022, not only will you get next year’s festival at 2019 prices, but we will love you forever & promise to make the 2022 festival one to remember!
Thanks for reading and for your continued support, it means the world to us & we look forward to partying extra hard with you all next year.
James, Bren, Si, Andy, Mark and Rob
PLEASE KEEP YOUR TICKETS FOR 2022, SAVE MONEY AND SAVE 2000TREES…
Once again, we’re asking everyone to roll their tickets over to the 2022 festival.
Not only will you get next year’s tickets at 2019 prices, this is the best way to guarantee you don’t miss out on next year’s festival (don’t forget we’re very nearly sold out)!
If you are happy to roll your ticket to next year’s event, and come to an amazing festival next July, you will be a hero to the thousands of people that love 2000trees.
As thanks for rolling your ticket to next year, we’ll throw your name into our hat to win 1 of 20 tickets for life & 1 of 50 VIP upgrades. If you really need a refund please keep reading…
Instalment ticket holders must successfully make their final payment in June/ July for their tickets to be valid for a roll-over. You don’t need to do anything at this point, we’ll email you separately in June/ July to send you your tickets to 2022. But if you want to cancel your payments in the meantime & start them up again later in the year that is also totally fine. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to do this.
BUY NOW PAY LATER TICKETS
If you have a Buy Now Pay Later deposit ticket, these will automatically be rolled over to next year. Simply transfer your ticket to a full price ticket at any time between now & the festival next year.
If you can’t make next year’s dates we will happily roll your ticket to 2023 instead. If you want to book your place at the 2023 festival, please drop us an email at email@example.com
If you can’t make either 2022 or 2023, then you can request a refund below (minus booking fees). Please select the relevant link for your ticket type below & we’ll be in touch shortly.
GLAMPING & BUS REFUNDS
For glamping refunds please contact the company with whom you booked your glamping package. (See list of contacts on our Glamping page).
For shuttle bus refunds – please contact The Big Green Coach company.
Thanks for reading & we look forward to partying with you next year.
Love and (virtual) hugs from all at 2000trees.
– Couldn’t you have gone ahead with a line up of only UK-based bands?
We looked into this option, but the quality of bands just wasn’t available. And there still wouldn’t have been any COVID cancellation insurance.
– Why haven’t other festivals postponed?
Sadly a lot have already postponed and loads more will very soon. This is particularly the case for independent festivals that don’t have the backing of corporate funding.
– Why didn’t you move 2000trees to September?
We looked into this option, but the availability of production (stages, marquees, toilets etc etc) was looking tricky. Plus it was likely that the non-UK bands still wouldn’t have been able to make it. And finally, there still wouldn’t have been any COVID cancellation insurance.
– A child in our group will be in a different age bracket on the new dates. Do I need to do anything?
No – if they were eligible for a child or a teen ticket this year, we’ll honour that for next year no problem.
– I have bought a payment plan ticket. How do I use my ticket for 2022?
You do not need to do anything – your ticket will be emailed as soon as all your payments have cleared, or in any case at some point before July 2021.
– I have a question that isn’t answered above.
Please e-mail our team on firstname.lastname@example.org who will be happy to help.