18 February, 2015

Why we're so excited for 2000 Trees Festival

2000 Trees is a festival that never fails to have a solid line up and on top of that the tickets are cheap and it's very intimate. This year the line up see's the likes of Deaf Havana, Pulled Apart By Horses, Nai Harvest, Arcane Roots, The Xcerts and The Computers, amongst a ton of others. Here's why we are so excited for the festival in June.

The Computers by Nathan McLaren-Stewart for It's All Indie

There's nothing really bad to say about Deaf Havana. Over the years the band have changed their music and adapted to band members leaving to create a unique sound that includes rock and even a bit of folk. Back in 2013, Deaf Havana went out on a tour that concluded with a sell out show at London Camden's prestigious Roundhouse. We caught them at the date before that, Cambridge Corn Exchange. Deaf Havana put on a great performance every time. They give it their all no matter where they are or what stage they are playing. To see them headline this year's 2000 Trees means that fans can see the band play in a festival setting but still have it feel like their own gig, as supposed to their main stage slot at Reading 2014.

We are very excited for Pulled Apart By Horses. After catching them on their 2014 tour with The Wytches, we have been hooked. The punk rock quartet never fail to impress with their live shows (especially when vocalist Tom Hudson kicked in the ceiling at Cambridge's Portland Arms whilst crowdsurfing). Along with Deaf Havana, Pulled Apart By Horses graced Reading and Leeds' main stage in 2014. If you're looking for a mosh, Pulled Apart By Horses will grant you your wishes.

Scottish trio The Xcerts will be playing 2000 Trees. The band are fresh from supporting Twin Atlantic on a UK and European tour (we have a gallery of their Cambridge date here) and they are no strangers to putting on a good set. With anthems like Shaking in the Water, Live Like This and I Don't Care they are sure to bring some serious rock vibes to 2000 Trees.

Do we even need to mention how excited we are for The Computers? The Computers will be bring their punk and rock and roll to 2000 Trees on the first night and you would be a fool to miss it. Vocalist Screaming Al will more than likely succeed in getting the biggest Wall of Death of the festival and you can be sure that he will be joining you in the pit. Check out what we wrote about them after seeing their headline show at Camden Barfly here.

Nai Harvest by Nathan McLaren-Stewart for It's All Indie

Noisy punk two piece Nai Harvest are playing this year. We caught them at their first gig of 2015 at The Owl Sanctuary in Norwich and released an interview with them that you can watch here. The band have just announced their new album 'Hairball' and released a new single 'Sick On My Heart'. They're a great live band and if you can't catch them at 2000 Trees then you should definitely try to catch them on their tour with Best Friends this April.

We have only mentioned some of the great bands on the line up this year and to see the rest of the line up that includes the likes of Milk Teeth, Allusondrugs and Nothing But Thieves check out the festival's website.

Hopefully we will see you there!

- Nathan (@nxths)