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Preview: 2000 Trees Festival 2019

Carrie Humphries


The UK’s best medium-sized festival; 2000 Trees; is back for 2019 with a killer lineup. The event, which is held at Upcote Farm in the heart of the Cotswold countryside from the 11th – 13th July, blends new up and coming artists with established favourites.

There are four stages, along with an intimate Forest sessions area; which is where you can see some particularly special acoustic performances from over forty of the artists on the lineup. In addition to this, you can expect awesome and affordable food and drink, and a new chill-out area offering comedy, spoken word, talks, poetry, podcast recordings, debates and workshops.

The genre-spanning event will be headlined this year by Trees veterans Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls and Deaf Havana, along with the wonderful You Me At Six; who are making their first appearance on the main stage during the festival’s thirteenth year.

For fans who like their music loud and intense; check out the Cave. Sheffield metalcore band While She Sleeps kick off the proceedings in there on the Thursday. Meanwhile, ex-My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank Iero will be headlining the Cave on the Saturday with his latest project Frank Iero & The Future Violents. Canadian punks Cancer Bats will also be performing on the Friday.

The Axiom gives us something super special this year, as it plays host to the first ever Lenmania. Jamie Lenman has performed at the festival several times during it’s history, and on the Thursday he is curating his own special event, featuring two sets from himself, along with other performances from the likes of False Advertising, Orchards and Conjurer. For the rest of the weekend The Axiom will be at its alternative best, with Frank Turner’s other project Mongol Horde and Irish alt-rock legends Therapy? headlining on the Friday and Saturday.

If you want to see the next big artists and potential future headliners of the festival, then make sure that you check out the Neu Stage; where you can see the best new acts. Performances to watch in 2019 include Holding Absence, Blood Youth, Indoor Pets, AllUsInLove, The Armed and Delaire, The Liar.

This year’s fancy dress theme is 2000-Freeze, and with ticket prices ranging from £60 for a day ticket to £199 for a full weekend VIP ticket; you might think that the festival prices have been frozen in the year 2000; but no, this is correct. So with less than a month to go, make sure that you grab your tickets to this amazingly affordable adventure.