The Wonder Years, The Front Bottoms, Beach Slang, and Gnarwolves are amongst thirteen new bands announced for 2000Trees Festival 2017. The second wave of announcements for this year's festival is a sweeping change from previous years, with a whole host of overseas talent now on the bill. Staunch believers in the UK's underground and DIY music scenes, festival organisers have embraced more 'outside' acts in recent years whilst still championing the best the UK has to offer.
James Alex of Beach Slang is really excited about playing 2000Trees this year:
"The first thing I was ever told about 2000 Trees was that it was started by some friends putting on a festival because they were tired of overpaying for the thing they love—music. And I thought, "Fuck yeah! I want to play that." Look, there will always be a pack of believers cutting through the muck of art & capitalism, a gang of chargers remembering why all this stuff really matters. 2000 Trees, thanks for being one of them."
You can't argue with the man, can you? Also joining the aforementioned bands will be Black Peaks, Slotface, De Staat, The Hyena Kill, Get Inuit, Acres, Peaness, Moses and Wallflower. They're just the latest in a lineup that also includes Slaves, Jamie Lenman, Muncie Girls and Apologies, I Have None.
2000Trees Festival 2017 takes place from July 6th - 8th at Upcote Farm in Cheltenham. Tickets are on sale now and you can find more information here.