2000 Trees Festival has revealed the first series of acts that are confirmed to be playing the festival this July. Among the first series of acts to be announced to be playing the festival are You Me At Six, Every Time I Die, Frank Iero & The Future Violents. You can buy weekend tickets here. The festival will be returning to Upcote farm, in Cheltenham, between the 11th and 13th of July 2019, with You Met At Six confirmed as headliners for Friday night.
Speaking about their headline spot, You Me At Six said: “We’re really looking forward to headlining 2000trees Festival this summer. We’ve heard many amazing things about the festival, in particular it’s unrivalled atmosphere and location. The line-up is always superb, so it’s going to be a pleasure to be a part of things this year. It’s going to be a special show.”
Joining them will be Every Time I Die, who are set to perform at the festival for the first time, and will be performing their acclaimed album ‘Hot Damn’ in full (along with some other bangers) as headliners, on The Cave stage, on Saturday. Speaking about the performance, singer Keith Buckley said: “Hot Damn! has always been the one that put us on people’s radars and it was the one that was out the first time we came to the UK, so that’s a nice little throwback.”
Among the other bands confirmed to be playing the festival are While She Sleeps, Therapy?, Comeback Kid, Jamie Lenman(headlining and curating Lenmania II), Hands Like Houses, Single Mothers, Cavetown, Estrons, Martha, Milk Teeth, Puppy, and Muncie Girls.
Completing the first line-up announcement are GroundCulture, Higher Power, Loathe, Gouge Away, Nervus, Heavy Lungs, MØL, Indigo Lo, LICE, The Drew Thompson Foundation, Spielbergs, Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam, Imperial Leisure, Orchards, Frauds, Phoxjaw, Indoor Pets, and False, with more still to be announced.
Speaking about the line-up, festival organiser, James Scarlett said: “With 33 bands announced today there is a lot I’m excited about and I’d definitely like to point people in the direction of my new favourite band Gouge Away – they are absolutely incredible. Also a shout out is definitely needed for Every Time I Die who are playing their Hot Damn! album in full for the first (and probably only) time. As well as playing the album, they’re also going to smash us with some of their hits, so this will be a very special set for sure.
“And last but not least, Jamie Lenman has agreed to bring Lenmania to 2000trees and will be taking over the Axiom Stage all day on the Thursday with a selection of his favourite acts. In fact, he’ll be the very first act of the entire festival playing a special acoustic set and will also headline the stage with his full rock show. I can’t wait!”
Speaking about the festival, Jamie Lenman said: “I’m super excited to be bringing back Lenmania with a new twist and 2000trees is the perfect place to do it – a festival within a festival! The line-up of bands we’ve put together is completely awesome, from old buddies to new discoveries and everything in between, and it’s been great to get Trees’ input so we can assemble the best bill possible. It’s going to be immense!”