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Thank-you beautiful people!

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There are many words we could use to describe the wonderment of 2000trees 2015 – amazing, astonishing, simply stunning, stupefying and bewildering are just a few. (Multi-award-winning is my personal fave, mainly because of the double hyphen!)

But there is only one word we want to use when talking to you guys…

THANKS!

Thank-you for your fancy dress fun, for playing our games, for singing, dancing and having more fun in a field/ forest than anyone thought was possible – you guys always know how to party!

As a great big ‘grazie’ we’re offering tickets at last year’s prices until 15 August, so get in quick!

Check out this year’s first video (above) and see if you can see yourself, recognise others or remember being there alongside so many great people:

We’d also love to know what were your personal highlights of this year and, very importantly, what one thing we could do to make sure you enjoy our 10th birthday celebration even more. We believe 2000trees really is the best weekend of your summer, do you agree?

– Hit us up on our socials and share the love…

And is this is a picture of you? Well you typify the attitude at this year’s 2000trees – what a great atmosphere and superb weather! Hit us up on socials for a free drink at the 2016 bar…

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Sincerely, thank-you for making ‘Trees 2015 a year to remember!

Andy, Bren, James, Mark, Rob & Si

The Subways: duck-sized tigers, a Trees forest set and the meaning of life

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Back in 2005, with an average age of just 17, Billy, Charlotte and Josh crashed onto the international music scene with their cult debut album ‘Young For Eternity’ and rock-club floor filler ‘Rock & Roll Queen’. NME proclaimed them “The sexiest thing to sweep rock ‘n roll off its feet in years!”.

In 2010 they headlined 2000trees, thrilling the crowd with their explosive rock sound and wild stage performances. And now they are back for more – including a special acoustic set in the Forest…

We chatted to Billy Lunn and even got some Trees fans’ questions in… enjoy!

WE. CAN’T. WAIT!!!

Andy

The Subways headlining 2000trees in 2010

The Subways headlining 2000trees in 2010

 

Tell us how the band started…

“We began life as three bored kids with an intense love for rock ‘n roll; after seeing so many of our favourite bands tearing it up onstage, we decided we’d like to make some noise too. At school, Josh and I, instead of playing football at lunchtimes like everyone else, we decided to use the school’s musical instruments to teach ourselves how to play. I started going out with Charlotte, and we thought it’d be a great idea to include her in the noisy fun. We started writing our own songs and playing venues in London, and the rest is history!”

When you think back to those days, what memories stand out?

“The three of us squashed into the small room at the back of the Ludwick Community Centre in Welwyn Garden City thrashing out and just loving being swamped in the pure noise and racket. No dreams of making it big, no expectations of anything higher than just satisfying our own need for expression.”

What were your top three gigs you ever played and why?

“Main Stage at Reading Festival 2008 was a special one, as Reading was always the festival we went to – Charlotte and I first went there in 2001, and it totally changed our lives. Summersonic in Japan in 2006 was very special – the air was electric with a united sense of joy and passion. Moscow in 2012, as it was a gig that just totally took us by surprise – a huge venue, packed to the rafters, with everybody losing their minds.”

You headlined the main stage at 2000trees a few years back, tell us about that…

“Well let me just say that it was a huge honour for us playing 2000trees last time, as it was, I believe, our first official festival headlining performance. The crowd were both welcoming and happily insane. As well as this, we all had a fantastic day leading up to the gig itself. The food, the beer, the atmosphere, the people, the weather, the activities that are available. An absolute pleasure.”

Now you’re returning as Thursday headliner – Trees fans love Thursday – so what can they expect from you?

“Expect lots of smiles and lots of fun. Our main objective is to make people smile and to get that crowd jumping, so it may get sweaty. We’ll also be playing lots of new songs from our brand new album!”

Rumour has it there’s also going to be a secret set in the Forest too, tell us about that…

“Well, it’s not so secret now, but I do love to play the odd solo acoustic set here and there, and as soon as I heard there was an opportunity to play in the Forest, I jumped at the chance. It’ll be a great precursor to the madness that will follow. There may even be a few covers thrown in for good measure, so get your requests all lined up.”

Are you planning to climb the stage rigging again like you did in 2010?

“I’m getting on a bit in years now, y’see. I’m not sure the knees can handle those sorts of shenanigans. What am I saying?! Of course I’ll climb the rigging. If it can be climbed and jumped off, I’m your man.”

And how’s it all going right now/ what’s going on?

“It’s all going rather well at the moment. We’ve just done a nine week EU/UK tour; lots of countries played, lots of cuts and bruises acquired, far too many stage dives and jumps off the drum kit, but we’re having the time of our lives and we just cannot wait for the summer festival season. We plan on gigging right the way through 2015 and 2016, at which time we’ve decided to have a few years off to spend time with our families and to plan the next album.”

Finally from me… if you weren’t a musician what would be your dream job?

“Truck driver. I know I’ve maybe romanticised it a bit, but I just love the idea of the open road, the radio on full blast, and time to contemplate and reflect. Yeah, I’ve really romanticised that particular vocation, haven’t I…?”

Deaf Havana in session & Clashfinder

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Exclusive Deaf Havana acoustic-ness right here! With just over a week to go, this be your last chance for tickets peeps! Don’t miss out, it’s gonna be a weekend of amazing, wrapped up in awesome, wrapped up in whoop whoop 🙂 Vid courtesy of Charlotte Knight

Exclusive Deaf Havana acoustic-ness right here!With just over a week to go, this be your last chance for tickets peeps! Don’t miss out, it’s gonna be a weekend of amazing, wrapped up in awesome, wrapped up in whoop whoop :)Vid courtesy of Charlotte Knight

Posted by 2000 Trees Festival on Tuesday, 30 June 2015

 

CLASHFINDER – Exact times will be in the programme on sale at the festival.

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Getting to the festival couldn’t be easier!

Once again we’ve teamed up with the folks at Big Green Coach to provide you a cheap and reliable, frequent shuttle bus service from Cheltenham train station straight to the festival site.

You can book your shuttle bus ticket here to secure your seat and save 15%.

Tickets can be bought on the day but priority is given to those with advance bookings. We recommend you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Shuttle Bus Times;

Thursday 9th July: Departures every 30 minutes

First departure: 1215 (12.15pm)

Last departure: 1615 (4.15pm)

Friday 10th July: Departures every 30 minutes

First departure: 1015 (10.15am)

Last departure: 1415 (2.15pm)

Saturday 11th July: NO SERVICE

Sunday 12th July: frequent departures all morning

First departure: 0900 (9.00am)

Last departure: 1200 (12.00pm)

‘What you’re missing’

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Competition 2016

 

Howdy lucky Festival goers

This year we’re offering you the chance to win VIP tickets to 2000trees 2017. All you have to do is share your 2000trees experience on either Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and you could be partying in style in 2017. We want you to share your photos of 2000trees 2016 so we can show everyone who’s not here what they are missing. Go on, gloat a bit about what an awesome time you’re having.

Everyday there will the chance to win a pair of tickets so make sure you keep sharing your photos.

Specific Instructions

Facebook: www.facebook.com/2000trees
– Post photos directly onto our Facebook page and add the hastags #2000trees and #whatyouremissing
– Tag your friends to show them what an awesome time you’re having.

Twitter: www.https://twitter.com/2000trees
– Post your photos on your own feed and add the hastags #2000trees and #whatyouremissing
– Ensure you also tag us in the photo.
– Tag your friends to show them what an awesome time you’re having.

Instagram: www.instagram.com/2000trees
– Post your photos on your own feed and add the hastags #2000trees and #whatyouremissing
– Ensure you also tag us in the photo.
– Tag your friends to show them what an awesome time you’re having.

Good luck. Winners will be announced online after the event. Any questions can be directed to info@twothousandtreesfestival.co.uk

Ghouls in session

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Word!

Today we have another exclusive video for you! This time around we have Ghouls with an acoustic version of Great Expectations! Scroll down to get involved… these guys are gonna be awesome in the sunshine at Upcote Farm!

This is very nearly your last chance for tickets, weekend AND day tickets getting uber low!

If you or your mates still haven’t got yours, then get a wriggle on!

* Click here for Tickets *

5 weeks + The Xcerts Exclusive

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5 WEEKS TO GO! CAN I GET A HELL YEAH?

Today we have another exclusive video for you!  This time around we have those rascals from The Xcerts,​ a couch & a picture of a dog 🙂  Scroll down to tune in…

With only 5 weeks to go, things are getting seriously fun at trees HQ!

– We’ve ordered all the booze in the world,
– We’ve got some earth shatteringly amazin’ bands ready to go,
– We’ve got some of the best food traders primed & ready to cook some of the tastiest morsels,
– This weekend is our first weekend down the farm building your festival AND…
– We’ve got the sunshine pencilled in for July! Woopaaa

All we really need now, is YOU!

With that in mind, as of today there are only…

251 x Weekend tickets,
80 x Friday tickets,
61 x Saturday tickets left!

That means only another 392 (!!!) people are going to be able to bag a ticket. (392!!!)  Jeepers!

So if you don’t want to be the very last person through the gates click here & buy yours sharpish!

* Tickets Tickets Tickets *

In other news…

FANCY DRESS – If you still need ideas/ costumes for our theme,
Literal representations of band names… then take a look at Jokers Masquerade who have some suggestions & costume options.

They’ve donated us an amazing Spongebob Squarepants costume just for our own amusement… If you can find Spongebob at the festival & give him a high 5 he might even give you some beer vouchers

NOW, ENJOY…. THE XCERTS IN SESSION

The Xcerts

Fancy dress & Jokers Masquerade

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FANCY DRESS

If you still need ideas/ costumes for our theme,
Literal representations of band names… then take a look at Jokers Masquerade who have some suggestions & costume options.

They’ve donated us an amazing Spongebob Squarepants costume just for our own amusement… If you can find Spongebob at the festival & give him a high 5 he might even give you some beer vouchers!

Someone needs to come as Tool!!! 🙂

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Exclusive Subways video

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G’day folks

Great news! Today we’re kicking off a brand new series of weekly acoustic sessions to help you get excited for 2000trees!

Each week, from now until the festival, we will showcase one of our amazing bands giving you an exclusive performance & a brief chat about what’s on their minds.

First off we have Billy from The Subways with a flavour of to expect from their acoustic Forest Sessions set & the bands he’s most looking forward to seeing at 2000trees!

 

Billy Subways plays and talks the talkCheck it! Billy from The Subways warming up for 2000 Trees Festival with an exclusive acoustic session & chat about who he’s looking forward to seeing at this years festival!With only 6 weeks to go and under 500 weekend tickets left if you haven’t sorted yours, then the time is nigh – Si ;)Video courtesy of Charlotte Knight

Posted by 2000 Trees Festival on Thursday, 28 May 2015

 

Final bands announced

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Hey hey!

Today we have added the final touches to our Best. Ever. Line-up!   Everyone give our band monkey, James, a massive round of applause.  He really has outdone himself this year with the sheer quality of these bands.  Who would have thought the mighty Alkaline Trio would be playing in a field just outside Cheltenham this summer!?

And lest you forget… You get all of this music packed into 3 days of awesomeness for less than the price of a single night in one of those budget hotels Lenny Henry is so fond of… (& there’s no bands in those hotels either). 🙂

So without further ado we would like to introduce you to the wonderful, the amazing… Errors / Skinny Lister / Honeyblood / Kiran Leonard / ROAM / Tax the Heat / Boy Jumps Ship & Oh Boy!

Wowzers I’ve messed my trousers! 🙂

And in case you missed the news last week…
We also recently added, Alkaline Trio / Mclusky* / Future of the Left / Benjamin Booker / VENNART & Hacktivist

Grab your tickets today folks – we are well on the way to selling out!  Do not be one of those foolish fools who left it too late!

We’ll see you real soon for all this and then some!
XXX

 

Line up poster - FINAL



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