Festival season is well and truly in full swing with the passing of The Great Escape Festival and Radio 1’s Big Weekend, it’s now time to look forward to the delights hidden in fields in the middle of no where that get us to adorn a pair of wellies that rarely see the light of day. The weather is finally making its summer appearance and our to pack list anticipation goes alongside our to see lists in the line-up stakes that festivals have secured for us this year. While we can see the cream of the crop in musical history at the big-gun festivals like Glastonbury and Reading and Leeds, it’s the little gems like 2000 Trees in Gloucestershire is where you’ll discover future hits to come in an intimate environment before they make it to the big time and appear a minute dot in a crowd hoarding tens of thousands of fans.
Take Frank Turner for example, a Winchester lad that stepped onto the 2000 Trees stage at its first ever festival back in 2007. Fast forward six years and Turner has fronted Wembley Arena, toured the world to unimaginable lens, played at the Olympics opening ceremony (apparently Danny Boyle is a fan) and is back to this Cotswold festival yet again in his only small festival appearance of the year. What he’s going to bring to the stage we can only hold our breath until blue with excitement.
There’s so much more to look forward to at this years’ festival including The Mystery Jets, King Charles, The Cadbury Sisters, Hot Feet and Gloucestershire’s own answer to Frank Turner, Jim Lockey and the Solemn Sun.
In an interview with one of the men behind 2000 Trees Festival, James Scarlett, he speaks about the who’s, the what’s and the wonderfuls behind this years’ event.
Listen to the full interview here