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Everything you need to know about 2000trees

Get ready for the Cotswolds’ music festival

Cheltenham is famous for its 45+ festivals every year, but nothing hits the Cotswolds quite like 2000trees. Winner of the UK’s Best Medium Sized Festival in 2023, 2000trees is a big hit with students. Here’s everything you need to know about this unique festival.

What is 2000trees?

Created in 2007, 2000trees was founded by locals with a passion for music who wanted to create an event that was dynamic and energetic. Since then, the festival has welcomed artists such as Deaf Havana, Jimmy Eat World and You Me At Six, and thousands of visitors through its gates.

When and where?

This year’s festival is from 10 – 13 July at Upcote Farm, Cheltenham. You can either park onsite or hop on their shuttle bus from Cheltenham Spa railway station.

Who’s playing?

This year’s lineup has a real eclectic mix of artists. The headliners are The Gaslight Anthem and Manchester Orchestra, and there’s over 50 other acts performing, including Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls and The Chats. Explore the full lineup.

What else is on?

Alongside a jam-packed schedule of music, there’s plenty of different activities to enjoy, like silent discos, comedy, podcast recordings, poetry, yoga and a morning 5K run.

What do I wear?

While there’s no official dress code, this year’s theme is 2000 Screams, and visitors are encouraged to “don your devilish disguises, your blood-curdling outfits, and your bone-chilling costumes, and prepare to party with your fellow creatures of the shadows”. Judges will be walking around the festival throughout the weekend and will announce some of the best-dressed winners on Saturday at 2.30pm.