2000 Trees is nearly upon us & we’re very excited. The festival has always prided itself on giving audiences the biggest and best in new music but the festival is so much more than that. Take a look at our what not to miss guide for all the insider info on what you should be checking out at this year’s festival.
The legendary 2000 Trees silent disco! Who says the fun has to stop after the music finishes. Until 3am you can sing your heart out to every kind of genre under the sun, well nearly. Head to the Main Stage for everything from Taylor Swift to Queen or make your way to the Cave for some pop punk from the likes of New Found Glory or the heavier sounds of Alexisonfire. One of the great things about the Trees silent disco is the choice – with 2 channels per stage you’re sure to find something to sing your heart out to & if you can’t then just sit back and take in that strange sight of people singing along to no music at all.
For many the forest sessions are the biggest highlight of the festival. Get comfy on a hay bale or swing in a hammock in the sunny weather with a pint in hand and take in some not to be missed acoustic sessions. This year the festival has really out done themselves on the forest line up. The likes of; Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Nothing But Thieves, Lower Than Atlantis, Ben Marwood, Jim Lockey, Mallory Knox, Hundred Reasons (!!) & loads more will be playing exclusive stripped back sets. You won’t want to miss out at all.
The Forest at night:
Aside from the forest sessions in the day, the forest is the place to be at night if the silent disco isn’t your thing or even as somewhere to relax after it. Filled with fairy lights & something a little different each year it’s a magical setting. Completely encompassing that festival magic; make sure you head down at least once.
Burritos & Ice Cream:
We all know food is a key part of festivals and it’s something 2000 Trees excel at; the choice really is endless. From fried chicken, to vegan options to pizza you’ll spend forever trying to decide. We’re keeping all our fingers crossed that Smokin’ Hot Tamales will be back alongside Splitscreen Ice Cream this year because you won’t want to miss them at all. Don’t even think twice when making your decision to head to either of these! Top quality food is the key at the festival; none of those overpriced terrible burgers in sight.
THAT Noodle Bar:
Whilst one the subject of food – the noodle bar by last year’s Main Stage (whose name escapes us) was also high on our food choice list. We’ve been thinking about it for the last 12 months. If they’re back, make your way there for sure.
Bar Tent Sessions:
Post bands & pre silent disco there needs to be something to fill the time & fear not, 2000 Trees have it covered. Head to the main bar for an hour of rawkus fun. Previous acts have included Thrill Collins, Sam Green & The Midnight Heist & Bare Knuckle Parade and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for this year. It’s one non-stop party at Upcote Farm.
Lower Than Atlantis & Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes Headline Sets
Headline sets at any festival are always filled with anticipation & this year at 2000 Trees it’s no different. With the likes of Refused, Twin Atlantic and Alkaline Trio having headlined in the last two years, this year’s headliners have big shoes to follow in. Refused saw one of the Main Stage’s biggest ever crowds and we’ve no doubt that both LTA and Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes will draw in some big crowds too. They’re two of the most exciting bands on the music scene right now and it’s great to see the festival given them a chance to head straight to the top of the bill.
Deaf Havana fan picked set
Having headlined two years ago, Deaf Havana are back and giving fans the chance to pick exactly what they want to hear. A poll run on the festivals Facebook page has given fans the opportunity to select songs from a number of the bands albums with the top ones making the set list. It could be your one and only chance to hear that album track you’ve been waiting to hear live forever. Head to The Cave on the Friday to catch the bands set.
Fancy Dress – 2000 Trees on the high seas
Everyone loves a good fancy dress competition & when the theme is selected by the festival regulars it’s even better. This year the outright winner was 2000 Trees on the high seas. Whilst you may think this just means a lot of pirates running around a field, think again. The festival crowd are known for their creative ideas and taking things to a whole new level. Head to the main stage on Saturday afternoon to see the best of the bunch.
Fun & Games
In addition to all the bands and everything we’ve mentioned above there’s so much more going on at the festival. In past years there has been Swingball competitions, laughter yoga, late night film club; you’ll never be bored! We’re sure that you’ll come across something to keep you occupied where ever you go.