5 bands you need to see at 2000 trees

The legendary 2000 trees festival celebrates its 15th anniversary this weekend and we can’t wait to be back on site for one of the best weekends of the year.

With an absolutely stacked lineup and the weather looking like it’s going to be another year of sunshine these are our top 5 acts you simply cannot miss on Upcote Farm this weekend.


TSPSI return for their sixth appearance at trees in support of their astonishing new album Galore, expect noisy post hardcore, mixed with punk and metal elements and plenty of banter and gun flexing from frontman Damien Sayell. This band deserves way more attention so be sure to catch them on the Main Stage this Friday


Bringing a slab of misery to a sunny day – Bristol based harbingers of doom will be bringing their unique brand of post-metal/shoegaze to an unprepared trees crowd. Expect lots of noise mixed with some beautiful etheral moments this Thursday on the NEU Stage. Their latest EP featured lots of guest vocalists so who knows they may even have some surprises up their sleeves.


We first stumbled upon Projector at Bad Pond Festival and were captivated by their stage presence and raw power. The Brighton based trio make a big racket with plenty of angular guitars and dual vocals and remind us of some of the bands from the grunge era like Sonic Youth and Pixies – You can catch them on the Axiom Stage this Thursday


We were recommended The Scratch by someone at last years trees and damn were they right as it proved to be possibly one of our favourite sets from the Forest Stage last year as they managed to get the crowd in fine form. So, If you need a bit of energy in your life and fancy a jig you won’t want to miss them as they return to the Forest stage again this year on Friday night. Expect to leave with a massive smile on your face.


Another Forest stage set we’re super excited for is Lakes, the Watford based Mid West inspired emo band have been on the rise as of late having supported American Football on their most recent tour and also just completing their own run of headline shows around the UK. We’re very excited to see them again in the gorgeous surroundings of the Forest Stage this Friday afternoon.

2000 Trees Festival 2023 takes place next week at Upcote Farm, Cheltenham. The final tickets and additional information can be found here.