You might know by now that I absolutely love festival season. Festivals are where I feel most at home, I get to see some cool music and, most importantly, spend time with my friends from all around the UK where we can reconvene and shut off from the world for a few days. 2000 Trees is up there in my absolute favourite festivals and this year was incredible.
Trees is a tiny little festival in the arse end of Cheltenham which is surprisingly easy to get to. Signal is basically non-existent (though they upped the wifi this year thank god), so it’s a really nice way to cut off from the world for a weekend. As it’s the first weekend of July, the weather is always pretty top too – I’ve been lucky with festival weather this year!
What perhaps made this year even better was back in February, I won a competition they were running – this means I won two VIP tickets and a £500 bar tab (which I’m happy to say we merrily drank our way through). This included a free t-shirt and some merch, VIP camping (even though we camped in Camp Turner with our friends) and use of the VIP toilets. That being said, 2000 Trees has the cleanest toilets of any festival I’ve ever been to, so I’m not complaining anyway!
One thing I love about the festival is how small it is – you can get from one end to the other in approximately 5 minutes, and the Forest Sessions are top – they set up a tiny little acoustic stage in the middle of a forest for acts to play in. This year saw acoustic sets from Mallory Knox, Nothing But Thieves, Honeyblood and Jonah Matranga amongst loads of others throughout the weekend.
The post-festival blues have hit hard – I’ll definitely be making a return next year! For now, you can read my post on last year’s festival here
Favourite bands of the weekend: Black Peaks, Vukovi, Puppy, Brutus, Mallory Knox, Nothing But Thieves, Slaves.
Have a look at some of the photos from the weekend below!