2000trees has announced the first artists for 2014’s line up.
The announcement features ex-Reuben frontman Jamie Lenman for Saturday night. Festival organiser James Scarlett has said: “We have it on good authority that he will be playing Reuben songs, so to say we’re delighted at 2000trees is a massive understatement.”
Thursday’s Early Entry night is the night when the organisers invite back the festival’s favourite acts from previous events; a reminiscent homage to festivals gone by. Set to headline this year’s nostalgic honouring are genius electronic poets Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip.
Joining them on Thursday night are punk rock trio Gnarwolves; anthemic indie rocker Johnny Foreigner and singer-songwriter Ben Marwood.
Also lined up for Thursday is music from a quirky bunch of guys who make albums based on classic novels: The Retrospective Soundtrack Players as well as the band described by Rock Sound as “A full-throttle garage-inspired assault on the senses shot through with an unmistakably British sense of humour”: Oxygen Thief.
Scarlett himself described Thursday’s Early Entry event as a night which called upon “The Superfans”; the collaboration of which creates an electric atmosphere.
There are a limited amount of tickets left for this exclusive night of extra music and an equally as important chance to seal yourself a VIP camping spot.
2000trees was formed in 2007 in support of new and underground British music. Well-known for its stand against commercial saturation and support of local produce, the festival has received multiple awards in its eight years including the ‘Grass Roots Festival Award’ and the ‘Greener Festival Award’.
This year’s festival takes place between 10-12 July set in the Cotswold hills at Upcote Farm. Tickets are now on general sale with early bird tickets having sold out in record time.
2000trees is also set to announce a further 80 acts in the upcoming weeks, keep an eye on the latest news and ticket releases here.