2000 Trees announce Friday headline acts

2000treesTwo Thousand Trees Festival has announced who will headline their first full day of live music in July, as well as naming a flurry of other acts appearing across different stages over the weekend. The small-ish festival set in Gloucestershire’s ‘Upcote Farm’, just outside Cheltenham, will this year welcome 65daysofstatic (Main Stage), Pulled Apart By Horses (The Cave), and The Xcerts (Leaf Lounge) to top the bill on Friday night. Those acts will then be joined by various other bands such as Rolo Tomassi, Johnny Foreigner and Turbowolf, as well as Imperial Leisure, Tellison, and Tall Ships who play as part of a reduced line-up on the Thursday.

The fact that Scottish noise-rock trio ‘The Xcerts’ will headline what is supposed to be considered the lighter-headed, indie-pop-rock ‘Leaf Lounge’ says an awful lot about the musical demographic that the festival has always looked to target. Though perhaps not quite as eclectic as last year’s line-up so far, the calibre of names being drawn to the bill is still incredibly strong and shows the year-on-year improvement that the festival continues to make. Originally started by a group of friends who had grown frustrated at the ‘ever increasing corporate sponsorship’, ‘extortionate ticket prices and over-priced food and drink’, Two Thousand Trees was awarded the ‘Grassroots Festival of the Year’ award in 2010.

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