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.

Be Sure To Listen To Jim Adkins (Jimmy Eat World) New Podcast

Jimmy Eat World’s Jim Adkins has announced a brand new podcast.

‘Pass-Through Frequencies’ via Fender Guitars will be focussing on the art of songwriting and the creative process that comes with it.

The debut episode is set to be released tomorrow (August 6th 2020) and will be featuring Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus.

More and more guests will be lining up with Fun’s Nate Reuss, Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Carrabba and more.

On the podcast, Adkins has said the following:

“When I’m working on a song, it almost feels like I am channeling something. It’s like I am holding the rudder with only a vague clue who might be paddling. I have to find a balanced mindset of being wholly present…and not “there” at all.

The creative process has as much reward and mystery as it did 26 years ago when I started writing songs with Jimmy Eat World. I am still totally fascinated. In this series I chat with music people about their process, preparation and execution. As well as whatever may get thrown in on the side.”

Jimmy Eat World Announce Rescheduled Summer Tour Dates

Jimmy Eat World have announced their rescheduled dates for their 2020 shows.

The delayed dates have now been scheduled to take place in 2021, which surround their appearances at 2000 Trees and TRNSMT.

“Although it comes as no surprise,” they explain, “we are unable to make it across the pond this summer… LUCKILY we have confirmed almost the entire run for next year!”

Support will come from Together Pangea.

Here are the dates for their UK appearances.

 

July 2021

6th – Manchester Academy

7th – London O2 Brixton Academy

8th – 2000 Trees Festival, Cheltenham

10th – TRNSMT Festival, Glasgow

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.

 

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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Jimmy Eat World Announces Tenth Record For October 2019

Jimmy Eat World have announced they’re going to be releasing a brand new record this year.

Fans have been stating via Twitter that the band confirmed the new record, their follow up to 2016’s ‘Integrity Blues’ will be released in October 2019 and that the track, ‘Love Never’ which was released in 2018, will feature on the record.

More details are expected to be revealed in the coming weeks for the release.

Frank Turner Announced Tour Support

Frank Turner has announced who will be supporting him for the 2019 run of shows in the UK. Jimmy Eat World will be hitting the road with Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls.

Here are the dates for the tour.

2019

January

22nd – Birmingham Arena

25th – Manchester Victoria Warehouse

27th – Leeds First Direct Arena

29th – Glasgow O2 Academy

 

February

1st – Bournemouth Windsor Hall

2nd – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

3rd – London Alexandra Palace

First Round Of Slam Dunk Festival Bands Announced!

It’s festival announcement season and Slam Dunk festival have dropped the names of the first round of bands that will be attending!

 

In no particular order:

Taking Back Sunday

Trash Boat

Four Year Strong

Sleeping With Sirens

State Champs

 

And Headlining is…..

JIMMY EAT WORLD!

 

What a stellar announcement! But don’t worry, more will be added before it takes place in 2018.

The dates for the 2018 festival are:

MAY

26 – SLAM DUNK NORTH – LEEDS CITY CENTRE
27 – SLAM DUNK SOUTH – HATFIELD PARK
28 – SLAM DUNK MIDLANDS – BIRMINGHAM NEC

New Music Videos

Time for another music video roundup!

To start the day off is Jimmy Eat World’s track ‘Get Right’. This comes from last year’s record ‘Integrity Blues’.

 

Up next, is a band fresh from their set at Download Festival. Amsterdam-based metallers ‘The Charm The Fury’. This is their lyric video to ‘Weaponized’ from their album, ‘The Sick, Dumb & Happy’.

 

Next is something straight out of a horror film, this is Memphis May Fire’s new track for ‘Virus’.

 

And lastly is straight from SAINTE’s new EP which has just dropped today and the track for the video is…… Eyes Are Open.