British Sea Power, Fightstar and Frank Turner for 2000trees festival

plus Dananananaykroyd, Rolo Tomassi, Wild Beasts, and more

published: Sat 7th Mar 2009

British Sea Power

Friday 17th to Saturday 18th July 2009
Upcote Farm, Withington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 4BL, England MAP
weekend tickets £47, children 0-10 years free entry
last updated: Wed 1st Jul 2009

British Sea Power, Fightstar, and Frank Turner, have been announced as the headliners for this year's 2000trees Festival.

British Sea Power


Fightstar


Frank Turner
Also lined up for the main stage are Dananananaykroyd, Rolo Tomassi, Wild Beasts, Amplifier, The Chapman Family, Imperial Leisure, SixNationState, Baddies, Sucioperro, Diagonal, and Ox.Eagle.Lion.Man.

While the Leaf Lounge will play host to The Epstein, The Brute Chorus, Babel, Orphans & Vandals, Sailorette, Sandra and the Memory Machine, Wojtek Godzisz, Stanton Delaplane, The Master Chaynjis, Jim lockey, John Crampton, Dr Butlers Hatstand Medicine Band, Randall Stevens, Sara Schiralli, and Dan Heaver.

Lead singer of British Sea Power Yan (Scott Hamilton) said, "We're delighted to be headlining the 2000trees festival, which really supports grass roots bands and we've heard is a great event to play."

Frontman of Fightstar Charlie Simpson said, "It's amazing to be leading a line-up dedicated to pushing the best in up and coming British rock music. The festival has a history of featuring great new acts before the rest of the world hears about them, so we can?t wait to get on site and discover our new favourite band."

Frank Turner who will be returning for his third consecutive 2000trees festival said, "I'm happy to be going back to what is miles and away my favourite UK festival."

True to its roots, the first fans to hear about the line-up were at the launch party in Cheltenham last night. Festival organiser James Scarlett said, "We are absolutely delighted to announce every single one of these bands and particularly pleased that British Sea Power, Fightstar and Frank Turner are on board. We go to great lengths to bring together an eclectic mix of music and make sure we've seen every single act live, so there's something exciting for everyone."

They will perform alongside around 60 acts at the event, which takes place on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th July at Upcote Farm, Withington, Cheltenham, in Gloucestershire.

2000trees, now in its third year, is a family-friendly festival which hopes to raise awareness of green issues and aims to be an ethical alternative to the more mainstream music events. There is a wide selection of music at the festival including something for every taste - featuring rock, metal and indie to folk, pop, DJs, and the downright strange.

Tickets are priced at £47 with early entry passes for the Thursday before the festival priced at £7. There is a joint entry tickets for both 2000trees and the sister festival Y-Not in Derbyshire priced at £75. Campervan tickets are priced at £20, children (0 to 10yrs old) have free entry to the site with a ticket. To buy tickets, click here.

The festival sold out last year and won the 'A Greener Festival Award' for raising awareness of green issues and demonstrating its commitment to sustainability by recycling 78 per cent of waste among a host of eco-friendly measures.

Friday 17th to Saturday 18th July 2009
Upcote Farm, Withington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 4BL, England MAP
weekend tickets £47, children 0-10 years free entry
last updated: Wed 1st Jul 2009


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