2000trees make first announcement for 2018 including At The Drive In, Creeper, Hell Is For Heroes and Basement amongst others

By James Davenport

2000trees Festival 2018’s first announcement is here! The line up was announced on the Radio 1 Rock Show.

The three day festival will have the Thursday main stage open for the first time ever, with headliners At The Drive In as a UK festival exclusive.

Also announced were:
Creeper, Basement, Arcane Roots, Hell Is For Heroes, Touche Amore, Turbowolf and
Gold Key

Another announcement, including another headliner, is to take place on Weds 31st Jan with Kerrang! Magazine.

From At The Drive In drummer Tony Haijar –
“We are super excited to being playing the 2000trees Festival this year. With the whole festival atmosphere changing in general, it is great to be part of something that still supports rock bands.”

The band will be playing the 2000trees Festival for the very first time, and will headline the Thursday main stage. This will be the first time in the events 12 year history that bands will be playing on the main stage on the Thursday, making 2000trees festival in 2018 a full 3 day event. Look out for more of the bands for the Thursday main stage very soon.

From festival organiser James Scarlett – “We’re very excited to announce that 2000trees Festival is now a full 3 day festival and for the first time ever we’ll be opening our main stage on the Thursday. I can’t think of a better way to do this than with our headliners At The Drive In. Let’s not forget that this is a band that released arguably the most important rock album of the last 20 years (with ‘Relationship Of Command’) and influenced literally ALL our favourite bands in the process. That’s before I even mention their live show. The band are absolutely on fire right now, touring with the also brilliant Royal Blood on their recent UK dates together. At 2000trees Festival they’ll be playing a full length headline set and I for one cannot wait!”

From Creeper frontman Will Gould – “We are thrilled to be returning to 2000trees Festival this year, one of the first festivals we ever played together as a band. We have such fond memories of the festival from playing our first year in a tent and also from playing on the main stage. We’re very excited to be a part of this wonderful festival and can’t wait to return.”

From Arcane Roots frontman Andrew Groves – “2000trees Festival has always been the highlight in our calendar since our band began, and has long felt like the spiritual home for our music. During it’s creation, we frequently envisioned playing Melancholia Hymns live there, and now, safe to say, we’re working doubly hard to put on the very best show that we can. A show that, rest assured, will never be without a surprise or two. We cannot wait to return this year and bring our music home again.”

From Will McGonagle (Hell Is For Heroes) – “2000trees Festival always has the best lineups, and we’re proud to be part of this year’s bill. We’re looking forward to seeing loads of bands, and of course playing some of our favourite tunes too. We might even have something new to play.”

On Weds 31st January 2000trees will also be announcing the Saturday main stage headliner along with 9 other bands confirmed for this years festival, all exclusively with Kerrang! Magazine.

2000trees festival takes place on Thursday 12th / Friday 13th / Saturday 14th July 2018 at Upcote Farm, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. GL54 4BL

Ticket Prices:
2day ticket £99
3day ticket £115
Day tickets £60
VIP tickets £185
(Tickets on sale Thursday 1st Feb)

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