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Frightened Rabbit, Blood Red Shoes & more for 2000trees

2000 Trees Festival 2014

Scottish indie rockers Frightened Rabbit are back by popular demand to headline 2000trees Festival, describing it as “one of the best small festivals in Britain.” The band took centre stage at the award-winning Gloucestershire event in 2011 and since then have gone on to wider critically-acclaimed success.
Blood Red Shoes are also set to perform, along with America’s Trash Talk, EMPIRE, Gorgeous George, Sam ‘Get Cape’ Duckworth (solo), Little Matador, Delta Sleep, The St. Pierre Snake Invasion, Thrill Collins, Eugene Quell, The Common Tongues, I, the Lion and Wild Cat Strike.
Scott Hutchison, lead singer of Frightened Rabbit, said: “We are so excited to be returning to 2000trees this year. It was such a memorable show for us last time, the crowd was in fine voice and it was clear that everyone was there for the music. We hope for more of the same this summer - it truly is one of the best small festivals in Britain.”
Also set to play at Upcote Farm this July are Band of Skulls, Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, Public Service Broadcasting, The Bronx, Jamie Lenman, The Blackout, Wolf Alice, Kids In Glass Houses, Tall Ships, Cerebral Ballzy, and many many more.
2000trees organiser Andy Rea said Frightened Rabbit are a hugely popular choice and tickets are selling fast.
“When we ask fans which acts they love, a great many names are suggested, which shows they know and love new and underground music as much as we do – and one of the most popular requests is always for Frightened Rabbit to return to 2000trees, so we’re delighted to make that happen,” he said.
“The last time they performed the crowd reaction was immense and since then they have gone on to bigger things, so to have them back at 2000trees is a bit of a coup and we can’t wait to see them perform live at Upcote Farm.”
The festival recently held a Rising Talent Student Showcase to give bands from the University of Gloucestershire a bigger platform to perform on. From that event, organisers selected rock act Atrevido to perform at this summer’s 2000trees – the video of that performance can be found here:
Last year 2000trees Festival scooped the Grass Roots Award at the UK Festival Awards. The three-day event takes place at Upcote Farm, near Cheltenham on July 10-12.
5,000 music fans will get the chance to discover the very best new and underground bands on six stages, plus comedy, Silent Disco DJs, quality food and drink and much more, in a picturesque Cotswolds setting.
2000trees organiser James Scarlett said: “We book exciting and interesting bands who bring something new to the music industry and we are delighted with this year’s line-up, it is our strongest yet with a depth and breadth of talent for everyone to enjoy.”
For tickets, to listen to the line-up, or further information visit the website.

Explore Gloucestershire
24 April 2014

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