With 2000 Trees a month away, the festival organisers have confirmed the line-up for the Forest Sessions Stage.
Saturday night Main Stage headliners Deaf Havana lead the line-up for the forest stage but they’ll also be joined by YONAKA, Holding Absence, Grace Petrie, Cavetown and The Skints for some intimate performances. In addition, there will be special sets from Mull Historical Society (featuring Bernard Butler), The Xcerts’s Murray Macleod, Andy Cairns of Therapy? and Terrorvision’s Tony Wright.
The stage, which coincidentally is set away from the main festival site and in the picturesque forest setting, has been home to some of most special Trees’ performances in recent years as organiser James Scarlett explains: “The Forest Sessions stage always throws up some of the real Trees highlights that linger long in the memory – for instance who can forget Frank Carter in 2017 or Rou from Enter Shikari last year. This year I’m particularly excited for Mull Historical Society (who will be joined on stage by Suede’s Bernard Butler), the brilliant death-gospel of A.A.Williams and most of all the absolute legend that is Andy Cairns from Therapy? Do not miss these sets!”
This year the Forest Stage Sessions will begin extra early with Wednesday evening Super Early Birds getting a few extra acts to get the party started early.
2000 Trees this year welcomes headliners Frank Turner, You Me At Six and Deaf Havana with the rest of the line-up bursting with huge names like Every Time I Die, Frank Iero & The Future Violets, While She Sleeps, Cancer Bats and Jamie Lenman.
The festival will once again take place at Upcote Farm in Cheltenham over the 11th-13th July 2019 with just a handful of tickets remaining here.
Words by Alexander Bradley