We all thought that 2000 Trees Festival was looking mighty fine this year. With two sets from Jamie Lenman, ‘excited’ doesn’t even come close to how we’re feeling. This morning they treated us to a further 23 brilliant bands, resulting in a line up that’s pretty perfect.
Hardcore punks Cancer Bats will be bringing their energetic live show to The Cave on Friday 12th July. They’ve been touring extensively over the past year and show no signs of stopping. Their sets are renowned for being jam-packed with hefty fan-favourites. Frontman Liam Cormier can whip a crowd up into a frenzy, so you’d best get your moshing shoes on for their set!
Pulled Apart by Horses have been working on album number five. While their summer looks a bit quiet right now, we’re sure their set at Trees will be anything but that. Their last appearance at Upcote Farm was in 2017 after the release of their fourth album, The Haze. Check them out on the Main Stage on Friday alongside pop-punks As It Is, who’s name has also been added to the Trees bill.
Clash Music have described The Skints as “the torchbearers for modern British reggae music”. They manage to effortlessly mix ska, punk rock, dub, and a multitude of other genres to create a sound that is perfect to accompany a pint in the sun. Their new album Swimming Lessons is released in May, and while it seems they’re experimenting with a slightly new style, we’re fairly sure the LP will be the perfect summer soundtrack. Check them out on the Main Stage on Saturday 13th.
Alongside these four brilliant bands, 2000 Trees have also announced YONAKA, A, Culture Abuse, The Dangerous Summer, Vukovi, Dune Rats, The Bottom Line, DE STAAT, Show Me the Body, cleopatrick, Free Throw, Le Butcherettes, Wallflower, Modern Error, Slow Crush, Dangerface, False Heads, The Wood Burning Savages, and Slingshot Dakota.
2000 Trees takes place at Upcote Farm, Cheltenham. Tickets are available now, and with the majority already gone you're going to want to pick one up pretty sharpish!