UPCOTE FARM - 12/13/14 JULY 2018


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.


A little luxury goes a long way at a festival as lively as 2000trees – we haven’t won five national awards for nothing ya know!

We’ve got perfectly pre-pitched, beautiful bell and versatile vintage tents to suit all tastes and budgets, leaving you free to enjoy fun times with friends and family in a relaxing, stylish and boutique camping environment.

(You will also need to purchase your festival ticket from us)

















Tangerine Fields is every festival campers’ dream.

Come rain or shine, there’s no need to faff about with pegs and poles. Our range of fully equipped, spacious tents and unique boutique selection will leave you spoilt for choice when looking for the ultimate glamping experience

Choose from the sumptuous luxury of the Arabian Bedouin Tent or the contemporary comfort of the Cosy Cube, while our Chill Out Tents provide a great space to relax in, with their Brazilian soft weaved hammocks 

Bright, airy and affordable, our range of tents house families of up to 8 people with plenty of room spare to store all your weekend essentials. And for those that like to travel light, we can fill the tent for you with all the kit you need to camp, from airbeds to head torches. There’s even one with BlackOut bedroom technology for those that like to sleep in the morning!

Better still, we’ll ensure you’re pitched with your friends no matter how big your group or how late they arrive to the festival. With prices starting from £30 per person for the whole event, a booking with Tangerine Fields means all you have to do is turn up, move in and enjoy the festival.

Visit www.tangerinefields.co.uk for more information and bookings.








Karma Canvas Bell Tents
Offering beautiful, 4, 5 & 6 metre cotton canvas bell tents for hire – the perfect way to sleep under the stars at 2000trees.
Each tent will be finely furnished with comfy queen/single air mattresses, coir matting, a table and fairy lights, creating real camping chic.

Click here for prices and booking info…

Karma Kanvas








Vintents’ collection of vintage canvas tents is unique, with variations in style, colour and design creating a classic look that is ideal for festival getaways. Spacious, stylish and cosy, they are split 50/50 between a cotton-canopied sleeping compartment and a living area. Cooler in the sun and warmer on wild and windy nights, these canvas tents are perfect for couples, groups of friends and families.

Find out more here http://www.vintents.co.uk/2000-trees-festival/


What to Expect


The multi award winning 2000trees is a 10,000 capacity music festival set in the rolling Cotswold Hills. You’ll get 3 nights camping and a friendly, intimate atmosphere – plus amazing food and locally produced ciders, ales & lagers.

2000trees is all about the music. We’ll give you more than 120 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, Slaves, Nothing But Thieves, 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:- 2017 / 2016 / 2015 / 2014 / 2013 / 2012 / 2011 / 2010 / 2009 / 2008 / 2007


– “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)

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’

– ‘Supporter of Emerging Talent’ Champion – Association of Independent Festivals Awards, 2014
– Winner of the “Grass Roots Festival” award – UK Festival Awards, 2010, 2013 & 2017
– 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

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

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 12th July 13.00 – 23.00

General admission: Friday 13th July 08.00 – 23.00 / Saturday 14th July 08.00 – 19.00

– All guests must be off site by 14.00 on Sunday 15th 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

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

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.


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.

Applications open in February each year.

Positions Available
1  Traffic Team
2  Site Stewarding Team
3  Sunday Breakdown Team

What Work is Involved?

  1. Traffic TeamThe Traffic Team is the most important volunteer team on the whole festival site, and is concerned with the smooth flow of traffic in to, through, and back out of the festival site.
  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 behaviour.
– 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 10pm on Wednesday 11th July   

As well as free entry to the festival, for each shift you work you will receive a sandwich and a drink.

When you arrive on Wednesday afternoon, we’ll lay on some food and drinks to help you settle in to the site, and get to know everyone after the briefings have finished.

As a site steward you will be given access to camp in the VIP backstage area of the site, which also gets you in to our exclusive VIP bar, where you can avoid the crowds, and rub shoulders with the bands.

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 A C
4pm to 8pm C D B
8pm to 12am D C A


Teams will be allocated on a first come, first served basis when you arrive on site.  We will usually be able to make sure you are on the same team as any friends are also stewards.

  1. Sunday Breakdown TeamThe 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.
– To apply you need to buy a £200 Sunday Steward ticket at any point before the festival, which will operate as your deposit.
– All you then need to do is to turn up to the festival, enjoy yourself, and then report to festival reception at 10am on Sunday 14th July.
– This deposit will be refunded 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.


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 to be a site steward.

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 in February.

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

Traffic team applications are handled directly by Oxfam who operate this team.

To become a site steward, you merely need to be over 18 years of age on Thursday 12th July 2018, and be available to be on site by no later than 10pm on Wednesday 11th July 2018.

To apply, you need to purchase a £5, non-refundable steward ticket from our website, via the link below.  These tickets are only valid for Wednesday 11th July.

You can purchase your refundable Sunday steward ticket via the link below.


  1. Traffic Team
  2. Site Stewarding Team
  3. Sunday Breakdown Team


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


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

Thursday 5th July:
Departures every 20 minutes FROM CHELTENHAM SPA TRAIN STATION
First departure: 0830 (08.30am)
Last departure: 1610 (4.10pm)

Friday 6th and Saturday 7th July:
No service

Sunday 8th July:
frequent departures all morning FROM THE FESTIVAL

First departure: 0900 (9.00am)
Last departure: 1300 (1.00pm)
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.


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