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Preview: 2000 Trees Festival 2024

Carrie Humphries


Calling all music lovers! The summer festival season is upon us, and the UK’s best medium-sized festival is back. The legendary 2000 Trees Festival returns to the beautiful Upcote Farm in the heart of the Cotswolds, for even more music and entertainment from 10th – 13th July 2024. Over the course of the weekend, festival-goers will be treated to a killer line-up of mind-blowing live music, talks and comedy across six stages, along with workshops and entertainment for families, so even the youngest attendees will be kept amused.

2000 Trees is renowned for its musical line-up, which showcases the best of rock, indie, alternative, punk, and everything in between. Headliners for 2024 include The Gaslight Anthem, Don Broco and The Chats, but the festival’s true beauty lies in the wealth of up-and-coming talent that you can sample across its many stages. From the gripping emo of Static Dress, to the smouldering punk of Death Lens, there’s something for everyone to discover.

Those who are lucky enough to purchase one of the strictly limited early entry tickets can pitch their tent onsite from Wednesday afternoon and watch intimate sets on the Forest and Word stages from festival favourites including Dream State, Cody Frost, Boston Manor and The Xcerts. However, the main event kicks off on Thursday, which is when the remaining four stages open. If you attend that day, be sure to check out Cassyette and Manchester Orchestra on the Main Stage, Death Lens in the Axiom, and US Rock band, Spanish Love Songs, in The Forest.

Attendees can visit the plethora of wonderful food and drink vendors onsite for some delicious offerings over the course of the weekend, including cherished food stands from previous years such as Smoking Buns, Chicken Shack, Castaway Kitchen, Bunnymans and Pommarola Pizza. Along with these, will be newcomers including vegan-friendly Beetbox, and the super-delicious Yorkshire Sausage Roll Co and Holy Baked Potato.

Early risers can enjoy a spot of yoga or a delicious breakfast from Suzie’s each morning, before heading out for a busy day of top-class music. Friday sees Aussie punk-rockers The Chats headlining on the Main Stage, while Simon Neil’s side project, Empire State Bastard headline The Cave. Earlier in the day, Manchester duo Hot Milk will rock The Axiom and singer-songwriter grandson offers a duo of sets on the Main and Forest stages. Perhaps one of the most exciting performances on Friday will come from Nova Twins, who gave us one of the standout sets at 2000 Trees 2022, and surely look set to become a future headliner.

On Saturday, you can enjoy an ice cold pint of delicious Westons Cider at their bar near to the Main Stage, before enjoying performances throughout the day from the likes of The Xcerts, Creeper, Holy Wars and Lonely The Brave. Don’t miss the extremely special Q&A in the Forest and sets throughout the day from Trees legend, Frank Turner, nor Saturday headliners Don Broco, who will bring the festival to a close with a spectacular show. Regardless of whether you are a newbie or a seasoned festival veteran, don’t miss out on the magic of 2000 Trees Festival 2024. With seven weeks to go until the main event, tickets are selling fast; so make sure that you head over to the website to start planning your summer adventure at this year’s festival!