Launched in 2007, Two Thousand Trees Festival was created as a reaction to the cost of attending other larger festivals. Its organisers decided to create a more ethical, value for money alternative to the mainstream options. Like Glastonbury and Latitude, it has already been given a ‘Greener Festival’ award, for its commitment to environmental causes. Boasting impressive stats, such as power being run from biofuel and 90% waste recycling in 2009, Two Thousand Trees shows that festivals don’t need to cost the earth.
With 3 stages, this year’s headline acts come in the form of grunge rockers The Subways and folk legend Frank Turner who will round of the evenings on the Tree House stage. With over 60 bands will appearing during the course of the event, the festival aims to showcase the very best in new British music. Whilst the likes of Metronomy and Bombay Bicycle Club will also be gracing the main stage, other noteworthy include Little Fish, who will appear at The Leaf Lounge and Jake Morley who will appear at The Greenhouse.
This year Two Thousand Trees have also launched an early entry scheme, meaning that just 500 lucky people can enter the site on the Thursday evening. This allows them to start the party early, with live music in the Leaf Lounge from a line up including Brute Chorus and Six Nation State. Whilst also granting them the best pick of camping spots and a hassle free entry to the site.
Set in the Cotswolds countryside, Two Thousand Trees takes place takes place on the 16th & 17th July at Upcote Farm in Gloucester. Tickets cost just £50 and early entry for the Thursday night is a further £10.
For tickets and more information, visit www.twothousandtrees.com