Wednesday, 22 February 2012

2000Trees Festival 2012 - Preview

“We are obsessed with the British music scene and our aim is to provide you with the opportunity to discover your favourite new band”. (2000trees, 2012).

2000trees Festival in Gloucestershire was started for the only reason any music festival should be started; to put a load of people in a field with a load of bands they like playing and make sure everybody has a good time. A festival the organisers would want to go to.

Last year’s event was headlined by Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip and Frightened Rabbit, and also played host to the likes of And So I Watch You From Afar, Your Demise, Los Campesinos!, Tall Ships, The Twilight Sad… I could go on and on. On paper, few festivals can compete with the variety of music on offer. Throw in the local food stalls, the great atmosphere, the cheap ticket price (£59 for two days, plus £10 for entry on Thursday, which got you more bands), and just the whole feel of the place and it is an absolute bargain.

For 2012, 2000trees seems to be set on continuing the trend of being a great small festival with great bands playing for cheap. They’ve made a point of not increasing the size of the festival, ticket prices have increased but not massively, and are taking on board comments from those who attended last year, looking to improve the sound in certain areas, as well as site facilities.

Last Friday (Feb 17th) saw the announcement of 65daysofstatic as main stage headliners for Friday night, as well as the likes of Pulled Apart By Horses, The Xcerts, Johnny Foreigner, Rolo Tomassi, run WALK!, Brontide, Shapes and more, and that’s just the start. As mentioned, there is an early entry ticket going (though at the time of writing, they are apparently nearly all sold out) and that gets you Tall Ships, Tellison, The Cape Of Good Hope and more (with the headliner for Thursday still TBA).

With such a promising line up, and so many more to be announced, and such a tiny capacity and low price (£66 this year, or £117 for a joint ticket with Y-Not Festival, and then £14 for entry on Thursday), it would be advisable to get your ticket asap. I cannot recommend this festival highly enough.

For more information, see:

Sean Collison

No comments:

Post a Comment