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Preview: 2000 Trees 2013

Carrie Humphries

Triangle

It is now less than a month until 2000 Trees makes its yearly descent upon Upcote Farm in Gloucestershire. As somebody who has heard only positive things about the event, it is a festival that I am personally looking forward to experiencing myself.

2000 Trees has won over a host of festival goers since its launch in 2007, with its mix of interesting new acts and older indie favourites. This has earned it a fantastic reputation within the UK music scene, and even resulted in winning the highly coveted ‘Best Grassroots Festival’ award back in 2010. 2013 looks to be no different; there are still several stages of superb music along with all the amenities that you would hope for at a family friendly festival – kids activities, reasonably priced food and drink, 1980’s themed fancy dress and much more.

Friday sees the folktastic singer-songwriter Frank Turner headlining the Main Stage, while a host of other acts including King Charles, Funeral For A Friend, Nine Black Alps, INME, Black Moth, and Gunning For Tamar play across the four stages. On Saturday The Main Stage is headlined by indie rockers Mystery Jets; with Stornoway, We Are The Ocean, And So I Watch You From Afar, Maybeshewill and Fight Like Apes also playing over the course of the day. For early gig goers who turn up on the Thursday there is also an extra evening of live music in The Cave, with sets from Future of The Left, The Xcerts, The JCQ, Max Raptor, Freeze The Atlantic and Empire: perfect for getting anybody in the festival mood.

There is a cut off for all live music at 11pm each night due to licencing regulations, but this does not stop anyone who attends the festival from partying until the early hours. Silent Disco King bring several channels of silent disco to the arena, playing a mixture of tunes from 11pm until 3am each night.

At only £72 for a weekend’s music and festival fun it’s also a whole heap cheaper than many of the major festivals.To buy tickets head over to www.twothousandtreesfestival.co.uk