More bands announced for 2000trees 2016!

One of the most loved, successful UK rock festivals, set in the stunning UK countryside near the Cotswolds, 2000trees Festival is BACK!!! Also celebrating it’s 10th Year in 2016, the festival has grown immeasurably over its 10 years (growing year on year), started, booked and run by a group of who all met at school or University (including 2 brothers). Originally launched after an idea formed whilst attending a large rock festival in 2006, borne out of frustration with the ever-increasing corporate sponsorship and
‘musical merry-go-round’ nature of the mainstream British festivals. 

Alkaline Trio 2000trees main stage 2015 - credit Jess Jones

As festival organiser James Scarlett explains – “This is 2000trees’ 10th anniversary so I’m very happy to say that without doubt we’ve booked our strongest ever line up. Twin Atlantic played for us way back in 2010 so to have them back as headliners in 2016 will be very special. And Refused are without doubt one of the best live acts I’ve ever seen so their Saturday night set will be something not to be missed. Bring it on!”

“One of the best things for me about 2000trees is how much the bands seem to love it. A lot of them stay for the entire festival and the number of campfire sets that take place across the site is ridiculous! Camp Reuben is my favourite – in the past I’ve seen Arcane Roots, Frank Turner and loads of others get up and play Reuben covers into the small hours. Awesome!”

Following on from the exclusive headliner and first band/line-up announcement’s on the Radio 1 Rock Show with Daniel P Carter, on Sunday Jan 31st, (listen HERE), 2000trees Festival today officially announces its return for 2016 with it’s huge, first line-up announcement. Bands announced today ARE:

2016 HEADLINERS – Twin Atlantic, Refused
OTHER BANDS ANNOUNCED (in no particular order) – Moose Blood, WSTR, While She Sleeps, Palm Reader, The Smith Street Band, Max Raptor, Blood Youth, Kagoule, Trash Boat, Beasts, Black Foxxes, Muncie Girls, Tigercub, Bellevue Days, Jim Lockey

Twin Atlantic, off the back a hugely successful campaign with ‘Great Divide’, find themselves headlining 2000trees Festival this summer. ‘Great Divide’ debuted at #6 in the UK album charts with the help of hit singles ‘Heart and Soul’, ‘Brothers and Sisters’ & ‘Hold On’. The success of the album saw the band take on their first ever headline arena show at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow to 10,000+ fans along with festival appearances at T In The Park, Reading and Leeds and Glastonbury. From frontman Sam McTrusty – “This will be our first headline performance at a festival in England. I hope you can be there and witness history in the making. Whenever we take on new experiences we always up our game, so expect to see one of our best shows to date. Really looking forward to returning to a festival that has given us so much love over the years. Very fond memories of playing the MainStage at one of the coolest festivals in the UK.”

Refused returned in 2015 with their first record in seventeen years titled ‘Freedom’. They’ve been setting stages alight again for the past couple of years and proving why they’re still one of the most important punk bands of our time. Drummer David Sandtrom explains – “It’s hardly the worst day on the job when it takes you to one of the prettiest places in Europe. We’re very much looking forward to it. Also, we hope precautions are being taken so that the ferocity of our set doesn’t drive out every badger in all the Cotswolds.”

From While She Sleeps – “We’re stoked as fuck to be playing 2000trees Festival this year and to be a part of its already amazing line up. Its so rad for us to play a UK festival that we’ve never done before too – we’ll definitely be staying for the full weekend.”

The whirlwind last couple of years for Moose Blood continue into 2016 with their slot on 2000trees Festival. Following the release of their hugely acclaimed (and US Billboard number 45 on the Heat-seekers chart) debut album ‘Ill Keep You In Mind, From Time To Time’ in 2014, the band have graced the press pages and live stages across the globe, including 2015 US Warped Tour. Genuinely one of THE most exciting new UK bands for years.

Liverpool’s 5-piece, WSTR are thrilled to be joining the awesome 2000trees Festival line up for 2016. Having spent the latter half of 2015 exploding out of their starting blocks, the band have achieved what many dream of within their first 6 months! The release of their debut EP, ‘SKRWD’ on No Sleep Records, received huge applause across the board, leaving fans and media eagerly awaiting their 2016 album debut! With tours already lined up with Neck Deep and Creeper this year, this hotly tipped band, will be a stand out act to enjoy at 2000 Trees!

SOME MORE INFO ON 2000trees Festival
– Beautiful site in the rolling Cotswold Hills
– Set across 9 onsite stages, including hidden away tents, stages and a stunningly set acoustic stage within a forest
– Silent disco from 11pm to 3am on two onsite stages
– Thursday night early entry night for super-fans (includes returning artists playing the Cave, Axiom & Forest plus comedy on the New Stage)
– VIP tickets offering boutique luxury camping, backstage access, watch a band of choice from side of stage, VIP bar to bump into artists
– Great high quality food traders and bars serving local craft drinks
– Great range of market street traders featuring products from around the globe
– HUGE games & entertainment area, onsite
– Family camping (plus children’s activities)

AWARDS:
– Winner of the “Grass Roots Festival” award at the
UK Festival Awards 2010 & 2013
– Winner of the “Supporter of Emerging Talent” award at the Association of Independent Festivals Awards 2014
-Winner ‘A Greener Festival Award’
– Nominated for Best Small Festival 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 at the UK Festival Awards
– Finalist to win four awards at this winter’s UK Festival Awards in London

PREVIOUS ACTS/BANDS FROM 2000trees Festival:
– Frank Turner (2007) / Future of the Left (2008)
– Wild Beasts (2009)
– Twin Atlantic (2010) / Bombay Bicycle Club (2010) / Metronomy (2010)
– Pulled Apart By Horses (2010) / And So I Watch You From Afar (2010)
– The Xcerts (2010)
– George Ezra (2012) / Marmozets (2012) / Lucy Rose (2012)
– Luke Sital-Singh (2012)
– Slaves (2014) / Wolf Alice (2014) / Lonely the Brave (2014)
– Nothing But Thieves (2015)
AND – Alkaline Trio, Deaf Havana, Idlewild, Frightened Rabbit, Blood Red Shoes, The Bronx, Hundred Reasons, Band of Skulls, Young Guns, The Skints, Bury Tomorrow, Public Service Broadcasting, Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, Gallows, Lower than Atlantis and MANY more

“A magnificent weekend” – Rocksound Magazine
“Top 10 small festivals” – The Guardian
“Diverse, intense, challenging, and down-right incredible music… truly extraordinary, long may it continue” – The Independent
“The best god damn festival in the UK” – The Colour Of Vinyl

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