Following on from November’s headliner announcement of Jimmy Eat World, 2000 Trees Festival have announced a massive wave of bands for this year’s festival.
In support of their forthcoming sophomore record Sex, Death & The Infinite Void, Creeper will be returning to Upcote Farm to sub-headline the main stage in July, with their return following their mammoth stage headline set in 2018.
“2000 Trees is my favourite of all the UK festivals." says singer Creeper vocalist Will Gould. "It’s really awkward saying that, because you don’t want to upset the other festivals, but it’s one of the first ones that took a chance on us when we began. We played there in 2015, then played the main stage, then came back and headlined the second stage in 2018. So we’ve had a long history with that festival.
“They help young, small bands to get a start by offering them a platform, so it’s always been my goal to come back. This year, it’s the biggest slot they’ve ever given us, second from top on the main stage. At this stage in our career – with a second album that’s not even out yet – that means a lot. I think the festival aligns with the values and ethics of the band, which is really cool.”
Joining the bill for the first time are one of the most revered and renowned live bands currently in the hardcore scene; Knocked Loose. In relation to festival debuts, The Amazons will be gracing the Cheltenham fields later for the first time later this year, with their appearance coming after a massive year that saw the band releasing a Top 10 charting record and headlining Brixton Academy.
Also confirmed today, deep breath, are Dinosaur Pile Up, Young Guns, Boston Manor, Counterfeit, The Joy Formidable, Dream State, The Get Up Kids, Silverstein, The Wytches, Roam, Hot Milk, Vukovi, SHVPES, Lady Bird, Kid Kapichi, Nervus, Black Futures and The St Pierre Snake Invasion.
And if that wasn’t enough, they will be joined by AJJ, Calva Louise, Chapter And Verse, Lauren Hibberd, Lizzy Farrall, Ten Times A Million, Raiders, We Never Learned To Live, Gloo, Cassels, The Winter Passing, Ithaca, False Advertising, Lucia And The Best Boys, Dream Nails, Halflives, Creature, Middle Distance, Rews, The Hara and Wargasm,
On the subject of 2000 Trees 2020, festival organiser James Scarlett has said “We’ve been overwhelmed by the early bird ticket sales for 2020 and we’re definitely on the way to a sell-out year. I’m very proud of the line up we’ve put together and I think it shows the usual 2000trees mix of classic bands, new bands breaking big and your-favourite-new-band you are about to discover. So check out the Trees Spotify playlist, grab a ticket and we’ll see you at sunny Upcote Farm in July!”
2000 Trees Festival takes place at Upcote Farm, Cheltenham, between 9th - 11th July 2020. General sale begins 9am Friday 24th January. For more details and tickets check here.