2000 Trees Festival announce first acts for 2018

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2000trees FESTIVAL 2018 first announcement is HERE! Taking place on Thurs 12th/Fri 13th/Sat 14th July – Tickets on sale Thursday 1st Feb

The line up announcement happened last night on the Radio 1 Rock Show,
listen back – HERE

The 3 day festival will have the Thursday main stage open for the first ever time, with incredible headliners, and as a UK festival exclusive – At The Drive In

ALSO announced last night on the
Radio 1 Rock Show were:
Creeper, Basement, Arcane Roots, Hell Is For Heroes, Touche Amore, Turbowolf and
Gold Key

The first headliners for the hugely loved, Cheltenham set, fantastic green fields festival – which recently won its fifth national award and widespread critical acclaim – were announced exclusively last night on the Radio 1 Rock Show with Daniel P Carter, and they are the one and only, the exceptional
AT THE DRIVE IN, playing a 2018 UK festival exclusive set!

From AT THE DRIVE IN drummer Tony Haijar –

“We are super excited to being playing the 2000trees Festival this year. With the whole festival atmosphere changing in general, it is great to be part of something that still supports rock bands.”

The band will be playing the 2000trees Festival for the very first time, and will headline the Thursday main stage. This will be the first time in the events 12 year history that bands will be playing on the main stage on the Thursday, making 2000trees festival in 2018 a full 3 day event. Look out for more of the bands for the Thursday main stage very soon.

From festival organiser James Scarlett – “We’re very excited to announce that 2000trees Festival is now a full 3 day festival and for the first time ever we’ll be opening our main stage on the Thursday. I can’t think of a better way to do this than with our headliners AT THE DRIVE IN. Let’s not forget that this is a band that released arguably the most important rock album of the last 20 years (with ‘Relationship Of Command’) and influenced literally ALL our favourite bands in the process. That’s before I even mention their live show. The band are absolutely on fire right now, touring with the also brilliant Royal Blood on their recent UK dates together. At 2000trees Festival they’ll be playing a full length headline set and I for one cannot wait!”

ALSO announced last night on the Radio 1 Rock Show and joining
AT THE DRIVE IN this year at 2000trees Festival are:
CREEPER,
ARCANE ROOTS,
BASEMENT,
TOUCHE AMORE,
HELL IS FOR HEROES,
TURBOWOLF

and GOLD KEY

Listen back to the Radio 1 Rock Show – HERE

Tickets for the event go on sale first thing on the
morning of Thursday Feb 1st

From CREEPER front man Will Gould – “We are thrilled to be returning to 2000trees Festival this year, one of the first festivals we ever played together as a band. We have such fond memories of the festival from playing our first year in a tent and also from playing on the main stage. We’re very excited to be a part of this wonderful festival and can’t wait to return.”

From ARCANE ROOTS front man Andrew Groves – 2000trees Festival has always been the highlight in our calendar since our band began, and has long felt like the spiritual home for our music. During it’s creation, we frequently envisioned playing Melancholia Hymns live there, and now, safe to say, we’re working doubly hard to put on the very best show that we can.  A show that, rest assured, will never be without a surprise or two. We cannot wait to return this year and bring our music home again.”

From Will McGonagle (HELL IS FOR HEROES) – 2000trees Festival always has the best lineups, and we’re proud to be part of this year’s bill. We’re looking forward to seeing loads of bands, and of course playing some of our favourite tunes too. We might even have something new to play.”

TO ADD TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT – On Weds 31st January we will also be announcing the Saturday main stage headliner along with 9 other brilliant bands for this years festival, all exclusively with Kerrang! Magazine.

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WHERE:
2000trees Festival is located on Upcote Farm, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. GL54 4BL

WHEN:
Thursday 12th / Friday 13th / Saturday 14th July 2017

HOW MUCH:
2day ticket £99
3day ticket £115
Day tickets £60
VIP tickets £185
Ticket Link – HERE (tickets on sale Thursday 1st Feb)

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

2000trees Festival is all about the music, with 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. The festival also prides itself on giving new bands a platform to play to a huge audience, helping build bands up and supporting the UK music scene.

Previous bands that have played 2000trees Festival include (last year’s 4 co-headliners) Slaves, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, Nothing But Thieves and Lower Than Atlantis, 2016 headliners Refused and Twin Atlantic. Further bands include Wolf AliceAlkaline Trio, Deaf Havana, Frank Turner, Frightened Rabbit, Blood Red Shoes, Band of Skulls, The Bronx, Public Service Broadcasting, 65daysofstatic, Lower Than Atlantis, Neck Deep, And So I Watch You From Afar, Future of the Left, Creeper, Hundred Reasons and many many more.

To get a real flavour of the event, watch this brilliant short film shot at the 2017 festival – 2000trees Festival short film

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