2000Trees is just round the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited. The lineup this year is 2000/10 (get it?), with incredible bands and solo artists playing throughout the three days.
Aside from the headliners we all know and love and other popular acts, there are plenty of smaller artists you should not miss out on while you’re there next week. Don’t know where to start? Here’s Vanguard’s list of sets you should check out at 2000Trees.
You may know them as Bring Me The Horizon’s support act, but soon you’ll know them as one of the biggest rock bands out there. The female fronted Brighton band recently released an excellent debut album and have been very busy playing shows around the country as well as abroad, catch them while you can.
Puppy are too good for their own good. If you want to watch a proper rock show, make sure you check out the London trio on the first day of the festival. There’s no better way to start your 2000Trees experience, really.
The Welsh post-hardcore band has been getting a lot of attention lately, for all the right reasons. They’re also nominated for Best UK Breakthrough Band at the Heavy Music Awards, why not check them out to see how deserving of the award they are?
Wicca Phase Springs Eternal
Wicca Phase combines emo with trap and does it successfully. Labelling him is just as hard as labelling any other artist in the group he’s part of, GothBoiClique (which also includes artists such as Horse Head, Lil Tracy and the late Lil Peep). He seems to truly have found his sound in the past year, so this is the perfect time to watch him perform.
If you’re into pop punk, you will already know WSTR. But if you aren’t, do yourself a favour and listen to them. They put on an incredible show every single time, sometimes sounding even better than they do in studio versions. Make sure you show up early on Thursday to give them a chance.
It may not be their official goal, but Holding Absence are definitely that band you want to cry to while listening to alone in your room but also jump, mosh and scream lyrics back at when seeing them live. If that’s what you’re into (and if it isn’t – why not?) then don’t miss their set on Thursday.
If none of these artists excite you, you’ll still find something for you in this year’s incredibly strong line-up. And if you need a break from dancing, moshing, or standing at the back, you can always try some of the activities that the festival provides, such as tree yoga, a pub quiz, and a punk rock ukulele workshop. Next week could not come any quicker.
2000Trees takes place from 11th to 13th July in Upcote Farm (Cheltenham). Tickets are still available on the festival’s website.