2000 Trees preview
Monday, June 29, 2015 - 19:04
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- by Michael Traher

2000 Trees Festival has been taking over Upcote Farm (near Cheltenham) for the best part of a decade. A festival, that stands out from the ever-growing crowd of festivals selling over priced warm lager and cold chips for £5 a portion. Twice winner of UK’s “grass roots festival” award, 2000 Trees is pulling out all the stops to make sure its 5000 attendees enjoy a festival the proper way, with locally sourced food, ciders, ales and lagers and a competition for best fancy dress.

Oh did we mention, there is music too. Past line-ups have seen Frank Turner, Trash Talk, The Bronx, Gnarwolves and Crazy Arm all take to the 2000 Trees stage. This year they haven’t disappointed, with a huge line up of 80 acts over two days for just £75.

We will be there with bells on. Here are the top 5 bands we think you should watch over the 2000 Trees weekend.


Great Cynics

3-piece punk rock, Great Cynics always seem to be touring. Great Cynics will be playing songs from 2015 release “I feel Weird” in The Axiom on Saturday.



Milk Teeth

Are they emo? Are they punk? Are they grunge?  Are they a bit of all three?  Either way, Milk Teeth have been having a great year so far. With the release of EP “Sad Sack”, tours in the UK with Frank Iero & The Celebration and in Europe with Title Fight. They bring their unique sound to The Axiom on Saturday.




It is difficult to think, that this time a year ago, Creeper had not released any music, or played a show! However don’t let that fool you. In their short time as a band, Southampton Goth punks Creeper, have signed to Roadrunner Records, toured with Funeral for a friend, Moose Blood and Bayside, and played a packed tent at Junes Download Festival. Don’t miss them play The Cave on Saturday.




If you are a fan of heavier music and don’t know about Defeater already, here is one for you to check out. One of only a few bands representing America at this years 2000 Trees. They will be playing their own brand of melodic hardcore in The Cave on Saturday.



Alkaline Trio

This band should need no introduction. Veterans of all things dark punk, Alkaline Trio will be closing out 2000 Trees, headlining the main stage on Saturday night. With 8 studio albums, spanning a nearly 20-year career, there is certainly guaranteed to be hits galore for everyone. With that said they have are fresh off the back of a US tour playing albums in full, so maybe we should all keep our fingers and toes crossed that they pull something special out the bag, for their set at 2000 Trees.



Also appearing over the weekend are Deaf Havana, The Skints, Bury Tomorrow, Roam, The Lion & The Wolf, Nai Harvest plus many more.

The Last remaining two-day tickets can be grabbed from