British Sea Power to headline 2000 Trees
Fightstar and Frank Turner to top the bill too
Photographer: Gemma Collins07 March 2009
They will be joined by the theatrical Wild Beasts, Rolo Tomassi, Dananankroyd
and Amplifier. The Chapman Family, Imperial Leisure and Six Nation
State will also play the main stage alongside Baddies, Sucioperro, Diagonal
Confirmed for the Leaf Lounge are The Epstein, The Brute Chorus, Babel, Orphans And Vandals and Sailorette as well as Sandra And The Memory Machine, Wojtek Godzisz and Stanton Delaphone.
Other names announced today include The Master Chaynjis, Jim Lockey, John Crampton, Dr Butler’s Hatstand Medicine Band, Randall Stevens, Sara Schiralli and Dan Heaver.
Speaking about Fightstar's headline slot, lead singer 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.”
2000 Trees Festival 2009 will take place at Upcote Farm, near Cheltenham from 17-18 July.
Tickets for the event, which sold out last year, are on sale now priced at £47, with 500 early entry passes available for an extra £7, which will allow festival-goers in on 16 July for a ‘Special Guests Night’ with a prime camping spot.
Click here to buy 2000 Trees tickets.
The festival is an intimate gathering of grass roots bands and some of music's bigger names. Around 60 bands and DJs are handpicked to perform across three stages over the weekend in front of 2,000 festival goers.
Bosses behind the event promote green issues and follow an alternative ethical ethos making revellers aware on the need to conserve energy and reduce their carbon footprint.