2000trees Festival has announced even more bands and artists for the 2022 event. The latest announcement includes 20+ new acts all about to play their first ever 2000trees Festival.

Leading the established charge are Australian cool as ice lads The Chats, The Wildhearts legend frontman Ginger, Brighton 3-piece Tigercub, Welsh mega-anthem peddlers Dream State, as well as Blood Command, Delair The Liar, False Advertising, Fangclub, God Damn, Orchards, Phoxjaw and Roam.

Earmon of The Chats said, “After being stuck in Australia for nearly 2 years, I have never been more excited than to get out to the Cotswolds to drink some warm beer and play at what we’ve been told is the best festival in the UK.”

Jamie from Tigercub said “2000trees Festival have been OG supporters of Tigercub. I remember the first time we played, I saw so many people wearing t-shirts of smaller alternative bands that I liked.. It seemed like this really was the place that people come to support upcoming music, I was proved right when I walked on stage later that afternoon as there was a full tent of people raging out of their minds to our set. This time around TC are stepping up to the mainstage and we couldn’t be more proud”

As a festival, 2000trees is dedicated to new music and promoting new and emerging talent, especially homegrown UK artists. Idles played their first 2000trees back in 2016 on the festivals smallest stage, and will next year be the final (Saturday) main stage headliner. Something to aspire and be inspired by for all this year’s debut performers.

2022 British debutants include the incendiary, captivating and fast rising ZAND, Hastings (new) finest Kid Kapichi, Ithaca who are newly signed to Hassle Records and working on what will surely be one of 2022’s most exciting albums, Creeper guitarist and now solo artist in his own right Ian Miles and Witch Fever. Joining them will be Bleak Soul, CHERYM, CLT DRP, Ditz, Dream Nails, Fresh, Gnarlah, Heriot, Hotel Lux, Leeched, Never Not Nothing, New Pagans, S.T. Manville, Superlove, Swim School, The Hara, The Luka State and Tokky Horror.

2000trees Festival booker James Scarlett said “The best thing about my job is booking up-and-coming bands that go on to be massive. We’ve had the likes of Idles, Slaves, Creeper and Nothing But Thieves when they were very new bands and it makes me excited to think about who the next wave of headliners might be in five years’ time… I’m going for Phoxjaw, Witch Fever and ZAND!”

With even more bands still to announce, get your tickets here for 2000trees Festival which takes place at Upcote Farm, near Cheltenham from July 7th to July 9th.

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I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.