band cancellations force 2000trees to postpone to 2022

with Jimmy Eat World, Thrice, The Amazons, Dinosaur Pile-Up, and more already confirmed

By Scott Williams | Published: Mon 26th Apr 2021

Jimmy Eat World

Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th July 2022
Upcote Farm, Withington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 4BL, England MAP
£156 for 3 days; £139 for 2 days
Daily capacity: 10,000
Last updated: Wed 29th Jun 2022

Organisers of this year's 2000trees Festival, have had to announce the postponement, (here), of this year's festival after around 20 of the biggest bands from the line-up have confirmed that they will not be coming to Upcote Farm, Withington, Gloucestershire, this summer.

Organisers confirmed the postponements over the last fortnight by booked acts, adding: "As a result, we have been forced to take the absolutely heart-breaking decision to postpone 2000trees to July 6th-10th 2022. Up until a week ago we were still furiously working behind the scenes to try make the festival happen. We really wanted (& needed) a party just as much as you this year.  But after losing these bands, it’s clear that we are unable to give you the award-winning Trees experience that you know and love this year."

However the good news is many of the acts who have pulled out will be returning for the new dates of Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th July 2022. These include Thursday headliner Jimmy Eat World, Friday's headliner Thrice performing 'Vheissu' plus hits, plus The Amazons, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Knocked Loose, The Get Up Kids, Dream State, Laura Jane Grace, Anti-flag, Lonely The Brave, Stick To Your Guns, Deez Nuts, No Devotion,and Dragged Under. There's still the Saturday headliner to announce as over 100 more bands playing across six stages.

For all of the band details to-date please see the line-up page.

The organisers also make clear that it is not just bands dropping out that's forced the rescheduling to 20201 but join many others in the industry (as news here), saying the UK Government must provide cancellation insurance. 200trees bosses, James, Bren, Si, Andy, Mark and Rob add: "But to make matters worse, the UK Government have repeatedly refused to provide any COVID cancellation insurance for the live events industry. Hundreds of festivals have been asking for months for a Government backed insurance policy allowing us to confidently host events this year. We were hopeful that this insurance would be in place by now. Although they’ve provided a similar scheme for film & TV, the Government have completely let the live music industry down by refusing to back a simple insurance policy.

"This would have cost them next to nothing, unless the roadmap dates are changed (or we are put into another lockdown), & it’s the single most effective thing they could have done to get festivals back up and running this summer. Many independent festivals have already postponed because of this and we know of many other events that will shortly be announcing their postponement.

"The obvious concern is that there may still be delays or changes to the COVID restrictions at the last minute. Without this vital COVID cancellation insurance, going ahead with this year’s event would simply be a huge financial risk, potentially jeopardising our long-term survival. So we were left with no other choice than to pull the plug before it was too late.

All 2021 tickets are automatically valid for next year’s festival.

Organisers add: "As a small, independent business that’s been hit extremely hard by the pandemic, we really need as many people as possible to roll their tickets to next year, just so we can keep paying our staff and secure the long-term survival of 2000trees. You kept us alive in 2020 when over 95% of you rolled your tickets to this year. If you could do the same for us again by holding onto your tickets until 2022, not only will you get next year’s festival at 2019 prices, but we will love you forever & promise to make the 2022 festival one to remember!"

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Tickets are on sale, priced as follows:-
3-day ticket £140
Student/NHS/Services £125
Teens (13-16 years)  £98.30
2-day ticket £125
Wednesday early entry: £20 - SOLD OUT
car park: £15
campervan: from £65 (hook up £135)
children under 13 are free but need a ticket.




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