2000 Trees have announced that this year's festival will be headlined by AFI and Thrice, who will be playing their album '05 album 'Vheissu' in full!
They join the already announced Jimmy Eat World who will be headlining the Thursday night.
Festival organiser James Scarlett had this to say about the booking and about the festival in the current climate:
“Clearly these are difficult times in the World and indeed, the festival industry and it would seem that uncertainty is everyone's new normal. However as it stands, we’re still super hopeful that 2000trees 2020 can go ahead in July as planned.
Obviously we don’t have a crystal ball though, so we are looking into all possible options and should the ban on gatherings continue for the next few months, we may have to look at moving 2000trees to later in the year. But again, as it stands, we sincerely hope this won’t be necessary.
As people can probably imagine, you don't just magic a festival out of thin air the week before, therefore we are continuing to work behind the scenes on 2000trees 2020. This way we can make sure that, when we get the green light, we have everything in place to host an amazing party for everyone.
And for an amazing festival, you obviously need headliners!
With that in mind, we’re very excited to let everyone know that when this has all passed, AFI and Thrice will be joining Jimmy Eat World as 2000trees headliners. Not only that, but we also have 16 more bands to get excited about.
For now though, the most important thing we can all do is keep looking after ourselves and in turn others, take advice from the experts and support the most vulnerable in our communities. Big love to everyone.”
Oh yeah, the other bands announced today? They look like this:
Against The Current
Lonely the Brave
Chubby & The Gang
They join the likes of Creeper, Boston Manor, Young Guns, Dream State, ROAM, Knocked Loose, Silverstein and many many more.
Lovely lovely lovely.
2000 Trees is set to take place 09-11 July at Upcote Farm, Cheltenham.