It’s safe to say that the wealth of festivals the UK has to offer can be a little overwhelming. Do you (providing you get your hands on a ticket) blow all of your savings and head to the father of all festivals, Glastonbury? Or, wander of the beaten track and pay WOMAD a visit?
Well, our tip is neither. From July 11th-13th we’re heading to 200trees Festival for a weekend of beautiful scenery, the biggest new names in indie and rock and probably a few beers.
Nestled in the Cotswold countryside, 2000trees has grounded itself firmly in the list of the UK’s top independent festivals. Winning the Grass Roots Festival award in both 2010 and 2013, it should certainly be on your list of things to do this summer. 2014 sees the festival celebrate its 8th birthday and with that comes a whole host of the very best new and underground music.
As well as supporting up and coming acts, 2000trees boasts three huge headliners in the form of Band of Skulls, Frightened Rabbit and spoken word meets hip-hop duo Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip.
This year also brings two new stages to the festival. The Croft and The Axiom stages, which will play host to a myriad of acoustic, indie and underground rock acts between them.
On top of that, a new wooded area called ‘Forest Sessions’ in partnership with BIMM will be showcasing an additional twenty acts.
On the bill you’ll find the likes of Public Service Broadcasting, Wolf Alice, Tall Ships, Turbowolf, Gnarwolves, Decade, The Bronze Medal, Radstewart and Winter Villains. What’s not to love?
Check out the full line up and ticket information at the 2000trees website.