2000 Trees Festival has announced that it has postponed the 2020 edition of the festival. The annual festival, which usually takes place in Upcote Farm, Cheltenham, was originally set to kick off this July, but has been postponed until 2021 because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The Cheltenham even was originally set to take place this July, with a stellar line-up including headliners Jimmy Eat World, AFI, and Thrice. Among other acts on the bill were Boston Manor, Knocked Loose, Creeper, Anti-Flag, Silverstein and The Chats. The announcement comes after the team behind the festival had previously said in a statement that, up until “a few days ago”, they were hopeful their 2020 event would still take place.
In a statement released on the festival social media pages, festival organisers, said: “We’ve tried for as long as possible to stay optimistic and keep the dream alive, but unfortunately we’ve been forced to take the incredibly tough decision to postpone 2000trees until July 8-11, 2021. After 13 years, we really can’t comprehend a summer without 2000trees, and we’re truly gutted.”
We are absolutely gutted to confirm that 2000trees 2020 will not be taking place this summer.
— 2000trees Festival (@2000trees) April 28, 2020
The statement continued, “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 any time soon, and the health and safety of our guests, staff and 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 part at Upcote Farm next year. We promise to deliver you the most amazing edition of 2000trees ever in 2021!”
As of now there is no news on the line-up for next year’s festival and whether any of this year’s acts will return to perform at next year’s festival. Organisers did reveal that all ticket purchases for this year’s event are automatically valid for next year’s event.
2000 Trees is the latest festival to announce its cancellation due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic that currently has a hold on the world. This comes after Latitude became the latest 2020 festival to be cancelled due to coronavirus. Both 2000 Trees and Latitude festival join the long list of high profile events to announce their cancellation including Glastonbury and Isle of Wight.