2000Trees Announce Postponement Of 2021 Festival

After hoping and hoping festivals would be returning in 2021, 2000trees have announced that they are postponing until 2022.

In a very honest statement as well as one that’s quite lengthy, the organisers of the festival have said that a combination of overseas bands unable to come over and a lack of insurance-based support from the UK government has meant that the best option is to come back next year. 

But there’s some good news, they have also confirmed the first batch of bands who will be returning.

You can read it in full below: 

“Over the last two weeks, it has become clear that, due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, bands based outside of the UK will not be able to travel to 2000trees in 2021.

We’ve had confirmation that around 20 of the biggest bands from our line up will not be coming to Upcote Farm this summer. This list, which is growing every week, includes our headliners Jimmy Eat World & Thrice, plus Knocked LooseYoung GunsThe Get Up KidsLaura Jane GraceAnti-Flag and Stray From The Path.

As a result, we have been forced to take the absolutely heart-breaking decision to postpone 2000trees to July 6-10 2022. Up until a week ago we were still furiously working behind the scenes to try make the festival happen. We really wanted (& needed) a party just as much as you this year. But after losing these bands, it’s clear that we are unable to give you the award-winning Trees experience that you know and love this year.

LACK OF GOVERNMENT BACK CANCELLATION INSURANCE

Bands dropping out is one thing, but to make matters worse, the UK government have repeatedly refused to provide any COVID cancellation insurance for the I’ve events industry.

Hundred of festivals have been asking for months for a Government-backed insurance policy allowing us to confidently host the event this year. We were hopeful that this insurance would be in place by now. Although they’ve provided a similar scheme for film & TV, the Government have completely let the live music industry down by refusing to back a simple insurance policy.

This would have cost them next to nothing unless the roadmap dates are changed (or we are put into another lockdown), & it’s the single most effective thing that could have done to get festivals back up and running this summer. Many independent festivals have already postponed because of this and we know of many other events that will shortly be announcing their postponement.

The obvious concern is that there may still be delays or changes to the COVID restrictions at the last minute. Without this vital COVID cancellation insurance, going ahead with this year’s event would simply be a huge financial risk, potentially jeopardising our long-term survival. So we were left with no other choice than to pull the plus before it was too late.

THE GOOD NEWS

The GOOD NEWS is that things are already looking amazing for 2000trees 2022. As not stands, we’ve very nearly sold out for next year and we are very excited to announce that the following bands from this year are now confirmed for 2022:

Jimmy Eat World
Thrice
The Amazons
Dinosaur Pile Up

Knocked Loose
The Get Up Kids
Dream State
Laura Jane Grace
Anti-Flag
Lonely The Brave
Stick To Your Guns
Deez Nuts
No Devotion
Dragged Unde
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We also have a super exciting 3rd headliner to tell you all about real soon as well as over 100 more of the best bands playing across our 6 wonderful stages.

TICKETS

All 2021 tickets are automatically valid for next year’s festival and if you already have your ticket, you do not have to do anything to reserve your place. Your existing ticket is now your ticket to 2022.

As a small, independent business that’s been hit extremely hard by the pandemic, we really need as many people as possible to roll their tickets to next year, just so we can keep paying our staff and secure the long-term survival of 2000trees.

You kept us alive in 2020 when over 95% of you rolled your tickets to this year. If you could do the same for us again by holding onto your tickets until 2022, not only will uni get next year’s festival at 2019, but we will love you forever & promise to make the 2022 festival one to remember.

Thanks for reading and for your continued support, it means the world to us & we look forward to partying extra hard with you all next year.

James, Bren, Si, Andy, Mark and Rob”

 

For more information, check out the following link.

2000 Trees Festival Confirmed To Go Ahead This Year

2000 Trees Festival has released a statement saying that it will be going ahead!

This news comes after a new roadmap set out by the UK government on Monday saying big ticketed events will be allowed to take place from June 21. 

You can read their message below:

“Hey friends!

After the freaking awesome new on Monday, that festivals & events should be able to return from the 21st June, we’re here to tell you that we are now FULL. STEAM. AHEAD for 2000 Trees this July.

With the vaccine rollout going awesomely well & the target of getting every adult in the UK a vaccine by the end of July we’re super stoke that things are finally looking up!

We’ve already had a massive flurry of ticket sales since Monday night & we’re well on the way to a sell out year (imagine that).

Summer is happening. Get your ticket while you can.”

Check out the line-up below.

Dragged Under Announce 2021 UK Tour

New band alert! There’s no festival of shows this year but you have to check out Dragged Under.

The band have just released their debut record, ‘The World In In Your Way’ which you can check out below.

They’re a band with elements of Pop-Punk, Metal and Hardcore so there’s something for everyone there!

Dragged Under are set to support The Ghost Inside when they play their London show in 2021 and are off to play a short run of their own UK shows after as well as 2000 Trees Festival.

Here are the tour dates.

July 2021.

3rd – O2 Academy Brixton *SUPPORTING THE GHOST INSIDE* SOLD OUT *

6th – Key Club, Leeds

7th – Asylum, Birmingham

8th – Star & Garter, Manchester

9th – Camden Assemly Rooms, London

10th – 2000 Trees Festival

Friday Lineup Revealed For 2021 Iteration Of 2000 Trees Festival

There’s been some announcement for 2000 Trees festival.

The Friday of the 2021 iteration of the festival has been announced!

Thrice were announced as headliners a few days ago, whom will be playing their 2005 record, ‘Vheissu’ record in full but there’s more. In no particular order the bands playing are:

Young Guns
Boston Manor
Dream State
Laura Jane Grace
The Joy Formidable
Kneecap
Will Varley
Roam
Hundredth
Puppy
Bob Vylan
Orchards
Vukovi
Chapter and Verse
Thrill Collins
Calva Louise
The Virginmarys
Ditz
S.T. Manville
Fresh
Giver
Tom Jenkins
Ithaca
Ten Times A Million
Raiders
Lucia and the Best Boys
Panic Shack
Stake
Creature
Middle Distance
The Hara

And if you want that in a tour poster version check it out below.

On the Friday lineup, organiser James Scarlett has said:

“Thrice playing Vheissu plus the hits is really going to be something very special closing the 2000trees Main Stage. We’ve also got the likes of Young Guns, Boston Manor, Laura Jane Grace and Dream State playing on the Friday so I absolutely cannot wait. And given how bad 2020 has been for us all we wanted to give people something to shout about and get excited for, so this week we’ve gone massive with 110 bands being announced. Hopefully it also shows people how committed we are to 2000trees 2021 and our determination to see everyone at Upcote Farm in July. See you all then!”

And has there been anyone else announced?

Yes in fact. Thursday has been announced.

2000 Trees Festival will take place 2 – 10th July 2021 at Upcote Farm, Cheltenham.

2000 Trees Announce First Headliner for 2021 Edition

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, the 2020 iteration of the 2000 Trees Festival was inevitably cancelled.

Nevertheless, plans are in place for the festival to return in 2021, with the announcement of the first headliner: Jimmy Eat World!

The band were set to headline this year but now the band will be headlining the main stage on the Thursday night of the festival.

James Scarlett, the 2000 Trees organiser has said:

“We’re mega excited to announce that Jimmy Eat World will be at 2000trees 2021 as our Main Stage Thursday headliner. They were the first band we announced for 2020 so it felt like the right thing to let people know now.

“I also really can’t wait to shout about the rest of the 2021 line up – a little bit of inside info is that it will feature loads of the 2020 bands with some very special cherries on top. Watch this space!”

2000 Trees has also launched a crowd funder for people to help support the festival. The perks from this offer a range of things from t-shirts to que jumping at the toilets.

James has said:

“Today we’ve launched a 2000trees crowd funder with some amazing rewards for our fans and supporters.

“As people are already aware, due to the COVID-19 pandemic 2000trees has been postponed until 2021. This means that, as an independent business with no corporate backers this crowd funder will secure the long term survival of 2000trees and help to support thousands of others that depend on 2000trees each year.

“If people are able to help out then they will be a hero not just to the six of us who work all year round on the festival, but our whole team and everyone else that loves 2000trees.”

The crowd funder can be found via this link.
The 2021 iteration of 2000 Trees will take place 8th – 10th July 2021 at Upcote Farm, Cheltenham.

 

2000 Tress Festival POSTPONED!

This sucks but safety has to be taken into account before everyone gets mad!

It’s been announced that the 2020 edition of the 2000 Trees Festival has been postponed.

Dates for the 2021 edition have been revealed at Upcote Farm, Cheltenham for 8th – 11th July.

Tickets which were purchased for this year’s event will be valid for next year.

A statement from the organizers can be found below:

“OK legends, it’s finally time to call it. We tried for as long as possible to stay optimistic & keep the dream alive but unfortunately, we’ve been forced to take the incredibly tough decision to postpone 2000trees until July 8th-10th 2021.  After 13 years, we really can’t comprehend a summer without 2000trees & we’re truly gutted.  

The decision to postpone wasn’t taken lightly and is sincerely the last thing we wanted to do. We were still hopeful of going ahead until a few days ago.  However, it has become increasingly clear that the current situation isn’t going away anytime soon and the health & safety of our guests, staff & the wider community at large has to come first.

But never fear, we will come out the other side of this nightmare absolutely gagging for a party at Upcote Farm next year.  We promise to deliver you the most amazing edition of 2000trees ever in 2021!

The good news is, all tickets are now automatically valid for next year’s event and if you already have your ticket, you do not have to do anything to reserve your place at 2000trees 2021.  Your existing ticket is now your ticket to 2021.

For the full statement including details on refunds please see here.

We’ll be in touch soon with all the news on 2000trees 2021, but until then – stay home, stay safe & we look forward to partying with you in a field as soon as we can.

Love and (virtual) hugs from all at 2000trees.

Andy, Brendan, James, Mark, Rob & Si”

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More Bands Added To 2000 Trees 2020

WOW! I cannot believe some of these names on 2000 Trees Announcement. Creeper, Lizzy Farrall, Boston Manor, Dinosaur Pile-up, it seems as if it was created for me!

Let’s get to those bands that are playing the Cheltenham Festival!

AJJ
The Amazons
Black Futures
Boston Manor
Calva Louise
Cassels
Chapter And Verse
Counterfeit
Creature
Creeper
Dinosaur Pile-Up
Dream Nails
Dream State
False Advertising
The Get Up Kids
Gloo
Halflives
The Hara
Hot Milk
Ithaca
Jimmy Eat World
The Joy Formidable
Kid Kapichi
Knocked Loose
Lady Bird
Lauren Hibberd
Lizzy Farrall
Lucia And The Best Boys
Middle Distance
Nervus
Raiders
Rews
ROAM
SHVPES
Silverstein
The St. Pierre Snake Invasion
Ten Times A Million
Vukovi
We Never Learned To Live
Wargasm
The Winter Passing
The Wythces
Young Guns

Wow, all I can say is wow!!!!!

This years 2000 Trees Festival will take place July 9th – 11th 2020 at Upcote Farm, Cheltenham.

Tickets are on sale now via the festival website.

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The Forest Sessions For 2000 Trees Festival 2019 revealed

In a months time the annual 2000 Trees Festival will be taking place at Upcote Farm, Cheltenham and the organisers have one more announcement. The line-up for The Forest Sessions Stage.

For those unfamiliar with this, The Forest Sessions stage showcases acts performing acoustic sets, with some bands performing what would be their second set of the weekend which will be unique in every sense of the word.

Here is a list of who’s performing on the stage as well as a reminder of the entire lineup below.

A.A. Williams
Andy Cairns (Therapy?)
B-Sydes
Billy The Kid
Brightr
Cavetown
Chas Palmer-Williams
Dave McPherson
Deaf Havana
Ducking Punches
Gaz Brookfield
Grace Petrie
Holding Absence
Holiday Oscar
Johnny Lloyd
Luke Rainsford
Mull Historical Society
Murray Macleod (The Xcerts)
Nick Parker
No Violet
Non Canon
Press To MECO
Rob Lynch
Santia
Sarah Carey
The Skints
Sullii
Tony Wright (Terrorvision)
Watercolours

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2000 Trees Festival will be held on July 11th – 13th 2019 at Upcote Farm, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

As It Is, Yonaka And More Announced For 2000 Trees Festival

This festival is going to be huge for 2019 and one you’ll surely not want to miss as 2000 Trees have added an additional 23 bands to their 2019 lineup.

Joining the already announced You Me At Six, Frank Turner, Every Time I Die and While She Sleeps are:

As It Is
YONAKA
The Skints
Cancer Bats
A
Pulled Apart By Horses
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
Slingshot Dakota

2000 Trees Festival takes place at Upcote Farm, Gloucestershire on July 11th to 13th 2019.

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2000 Trees Festival Announces More Bands Plus Third Headliner

2000 Trees just got bigger.

They’ve dropped more bands to their lineup but not only that, they’ve announced their third headlining band.

Joining You Me At Six and Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls are Deaf Havana.

Press To MECO, Dream State and more also join the lineup at Upcote Farm, Gloucestershire from July 11th to 13th.

You can check out the full lineup below.

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