Festival Focus: 2000 Trees
by Alex Mathie
For many, the logic behind repeated trips to big name festivals is that not finding yourself face down in an all-encompassing puddle of mud at some point over the weekend generally presages a line up about as enjoyable as practising your breaststroke in Reading’s infamous portaloos.
Cheltenham’s 2000 Trees, however, suggests otherwise – there is little in the way of corporate hard-sell, scarcely a Carlsberg-toting fifteen year old to be seen, yet a line-up which has previously seen names including Frightened Rabbit, Twin Atlantic, and Los Campesinos! take to the main stage. And despite a disappointing lack of performing holograms, there is a delightfully patriotic British-only band policy.
What more could you want than to bask in the tangerine glow of the setting Gloucestershire sun, than the dulcet tones of Guillemots (Saturday), or the electronic furore of 65daysofstatic (Friday) in your ears, and the warm, fuzzy feeling you get knowing that a ticket cost you just £66?
12th-15th July 2012
Weekend tickets start at £66