Welcome to 2000 Trees – Greatest (small) festival in the world. Upon entering you’ll most likely run into some familiar faces you might’ve met through your local music scene, or you might see someone from a band you like strolling to catch some music on one of the many stages, or maybe they’re just popping to that beautiful wood fired pizza place next to The Cave.
We’ve played here a few times and it holds a special place in our collective band heart. The open mindedness and enthusiasm for music is what makes this festival and its community so special. This year we got to dance together at our full set on the Axiom Stage and we got to cry together at our acoustic set on the Forest Stage. Both sets were special and an honour to have played.
We got the chance to see some of our good friends: Arcane Roots, Black Peaks, Boston Manor, Dream State, Vukovi, Bad Sign, Chapter and Verse, Holding Absence, Shvpes and Haggard cat. All of which were amazing.
We also got to see some new bands which blew us away, specifically: Blood Command, Nervus, Brutus and Phoxjaw.
Of course, all the headliners we’re amazing and Enter Shikari ended the festival in a spectacular fashion.
2000 Trees is a festival that always sends you away with some homework to do. Inevitably as you float from stage to stage, you’ll hear music which piques your interest from a band you’ve not listened to before. Or maybe, as you’ll explain to your friends, you’ve heard OF them but never HEARD them. Either way, you’ll be coming home with a list of new favourite bands and a whole lot of listening to do.