Creeper, The Joy Formidable, Knocked Loose and more to play 2000 Trees

Creeper (Image credit: Roadrunner Records)

Organisers of the UK’s 2000 Trees have announced 42 artists who will play at this summer’s event.

The festival will take place on July 9-11 at Upcote Farm near Cheltenham in Gloucestershire, with Jimmy Eat World confirmed as headliner in November last year.

Leading the list are Creeper (opens in new tab), The Joy Formidable (opens in new tab) and Knocked Loose (opens in new tab), with Creeper frontman Will Gould calling 2000 Trees his “favourite of all the UK festivals."

He adds: “It’s really awkward saying that, because you don’t want to upset the other festivals, but it’s one of the first ones that took a chance on us when we began. 

“We played there in 2015 on the Cave stage, then played the main stage, then came back and headlined the second stage in 2018. So we’ve had a long history with that festival.

“They help young, small bands to get a start by offering them a platform, so it’s always been my goal to come back.”

Gould adds: “This year, it’s the biggest slot they’ve ever given us, second from top on the main stage. At this stage in our career – with a second album that’s not even out yet – that means a lot. I think the festival aligns with the values and ethics of the band, which is really cool.”

2000 Trees’ James Scarlett adds: “I’m very proud of the lineup we’ve put together and I think it shows the usual 2000 Trees mix of classic bands, new bands breaking big and your-favourite-new-band you are about to discover. 

“So check out the Trees Spotify playlist (opens in new tab), grab a ticket and we’ll see you at sunny Upcote Farm in July!” 

For ticket details, visit the festival’s official website (opens in new tab).

Last year saw 2000 Trees ban plastic across the festival site and introduce the GreenGoblet cup scheme, which contributed to a six tonne reduction in in waste compared to the 2018 festival.

Organisers have also teamed up with two charities for the 2020 festival: Attitude Is Everything and Tree Aid.

2000 Trees: 2020 festival lineup
Jimmy Eat World
The Amazons
Dinosaur Pile Up
Young Guns
Boston Manor
Knocked Loose
The Joy Formidable
Dream State
The Get Up Kids
The Wytches
Hot Milk
Lady Bird
Kid Kapichi
Black Futures
The St Pierre Snake Invasion
Calva Louise
Chapter And Verse
Lauren Hibberd
Lizzy Farrall
Ten Times A Million
We Never Learned To Live
The Winter Passing
False Advertising
Lucia And The Best Boys
Dream Nails
Middle Distance
The Hara

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