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Essentials: 2000 Trees Festival

Posted by - 03:27 AM on 07/12/12
A list of facts:
- 2000 Trees Festival starts later today.
- We'll be there.
- It's probably going to tip it down in Cheltenham this weekend.
- We don't care. Head to the replies to see the bands set to make the next three days briliant.
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03:27 AM on 07/12/12
Andy Biddulph
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2000 Trees PreviewHundred Reasons
At a festival showcasing the best in new British music, it's sometimes a good idea take a look at the more seasoned acts on the bill. Expect this seminal rock powerhouse to remind the kids exactly how it's done with choice cuts from classic album Ideas Above Our Station and beyond.

The Xcerts
Back at 2000 Trees for a second time in three years, The Xcerts are one of the festival's success stories. With a headline tour and a slew of support slots with the likes of Brand New under their belts so far in 2012, their disarming, scuzzy noise-pop and breathtaking live show has to be seen to be believed.

We're all human. We'll all be tired and most of us will be hungover by the time Saturday afternoon rolls around. What better to shake the cobwebs out than a delicious slice of punishing Welsh hardcore? I hear you cry. Nothing at all. If this doesn't beat a tired crowd into life, not much else will.

Jim Lockey & the Solemn Sun
With endorsements from the likes of Frank Turner still ringing in their ears, this alt-folk mob head to the festival on the crest of a wave of acclaim for recent album Death. Head to The Leaf Lounge on Saturday night for supreme songwriting and even better delivery.

The People, The Poet
TP,TP's story is a simple one: used to be a brilliant band called Tiger Please, now a brilliant band called The People, The Poet. Expect haunting storytelling and shimmering instrumentals from their impressive repertoire of uplifting anthems.

The rulers-elect of punk n' roll have ripped it up in every conceivable way over the past six months, laying waste to each and every venue they pass through. Here's hoping for more of the same; riffs, pits and riotous singalongs on The Cave stage.

run, WALK!
Any band's last ever show is guaranteed to be something special, but when you're a band as special as run, Walk!, it makes this set unmissable. Splitting a painfully short time after the release of their debut album, expect the bass-heavy duo to go out with a bang in a stomping, groove-laden set.

This promising young band from Scotland are our tip for surprise of the festival. Sometimes bombastic, often hook-ridden and perpetually smart, their pop-rock looks set to be a hit in any weather.
03:46 AM on 07/12/12
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Marmozets should definitely be on this list. Amazing.
04:28 AM on 07/12/12
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Aren't Tellison playing as well. Any case wish I could be there.
04:34 AM on 07/12/12
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Such a solid line up. So many stellar live bands.
05:00 AM on 07/12/12
May your music break my ear drums
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So gutted I'm not there this year, such an awesome festival with such a chilled atmosphere. Line up this year is ridiculous too.

Be sure to check out Tall Ships today & Maybeshewill on Friday
07:09 AM on 07/12/12
Blake Solomon
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have fun dude
07:20 AM on 07/12/12
the other Kyle.
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I wanna see what The People and The Poet are like live, no one in British rock music compares to their frontman's vocals.

Also i thought We Were Promised Jetpacks were playing as well, who are always incredible live.
08:55 AM on 07/12/12
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This line up is so good. Wish I was going, looks like it would be a cracking festival.

The 65DOS and The Xcerts is a nasty clash though. Not sure who I'd see there.
09:11 AM on 07/12/12
Hey, are you a dreamer?
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Who is Andy Biddulph?
12:41 PM on 07/15/12
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My third 2000 Trees! A bloody brilliant, but very muddy weekend had by all. Band of the weekend for me were 65daysofstatic - it was the best I've heard them sound, just a shame they had a rather small crowd as it was lashing it down - didn't stop our group having an awesome umbrella rave in the rain though. Hundred Reasons were also great, I'd never seen them live before but it was worth the wait.

I also thoroughly enjoyed Three Trapped Tigers (great show as usual, but a shame they had to shorten their set, it didn't seem long enough for a headline slot), Crazy Arm, Jim Lockey & The Solemn Sun, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Future of the Left, Brother & Bones, The Futureheads and Lower Than Atlantis (although putting in a short Foo Fighters towards the end of the set was a bit lazy to be honest).

Anyone see The Social Club? I wanted to see them but somehow managed to miss them due to trudging through mud from one place to another. I enjoyed them when they supported Saves The Day on their UK tour last year and wanted to check them out again.

Also enjoyed some of the comedy - particularly Flange Krammer - eat my powder! Powerhorse!

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