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Scottish indie rockers Frightened Rabbit will headline the 2000 Trees festival, with Islet, Ellen & the Escapades and Straight Lines also confirmed for the main stage. Devil Sold His Soul, Talons, Exit Ten, and The James Cleaver Quintet have been lined up for The Cave (new second stage), while Dizraeli and the Small Gods, StringerBessant, Sound of Rum, and Stagecoach will perform in the Leaf Lounge. Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip have already been confirmed as Friday night headliners at the 2000 Trees festival’s 5th birthday celebration on July 15 – 16. Other bands include Los Campesinos!, Imperial Leisure, And So I Watch You From Afar, Amplifier, Your Demise, Malefice, Kong, The Travelling Band, Dave McPherson, Tall Ships and Yndi Halda. Plus local favourites Jim Lockey & the Solemn Sun will take to the stage for Early Entry ticket holders on Thursday July 14, along with Maybeshewill, Kill it kid, Crazy Arm and OST.
Organiser Andy Rea said: “Every band we’ve booked, we have seen live, so we’re confident it is our biggest and best line-up ever, bringing together some of the very best new and underground British music. We are expecting tickets to sell out even earlier than last year’s record in May.”
The festival was named Grass Roots Festival at the latest UK Festival Awards – voted for by festival fans. In the Awards’ words:
Created by a group of friends in 2007, the festival was borne out of frustration with the ever increasing corporate sponsorship and ‘musical merry-go-round’ nature of the larger mainstream British festivals. Disillusioned by extortionate ticket prices and over priced food and drink, this band of festival veterans vowed to take matters into their own hands and in true punk rock style set about developing the perfect antidote. Tickets cost just £59 for an adult weekend camping pass. Children under 10 go free but children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Early Entry tickets for Thursday, July 14 are £12.
More information at www.twothousandtreesfestival.co.uk
Or read our review of last year’s festival HERE.