So last year I made my first appearance at 2000trees festival; not in any sort of professional capacity but as that of the casual festival goer. I’ll leave it to your own imaginations as to how that went and what that entailed, whilst saving your eyes from the truly scarring images of the state I left it in. Anyhow, I bring it up not just for one that it was a great festival – line-up, atmosphere, crowd, fun, but for two because at the end of this summer the organiser’s of 2000trees, now having established 2000trees as an award winning and steadily growing live event, are heading on a new venture with ArcTanGent festival.
Not to fear 2000trees fans, that is still going ahead, but this is no mere dalliance in a side-project of a festival – this is excursion is the real deal. Having recently announced their second headliners, and numerous extra bands added to the bill, it’s clear that ArcTanGent’s debut festival is going to be the go to festival for fans of music of the more underground and alternative independent persuasion.
Just look at the headliners – 65daysofstatic and Fuck Buttons.
Fuck Buttons are a rare entity live, but an immersively, impressive audio beast and with connection to Bristol, having been formed and basing themselves there, their headline slot is likely to be quite the homecoming. 65daysofstatic are an always impressive live act as well as on record, and having headlined last year’s 2000trees they were keen to work with its organisers again. So says Rob Jones of the band himself : “we loved headlining 2000trees last year, so couldn’t resist the chance to play at their new festival. The line-up looks incredible – we’re very excited!”
Speaking of that line-up, take a look at it yourself at the bottom of this post, but just before you do consider this : tickets are on sale now at £59 and for that you’ll get two nights camping, four stages, over 70 bands & DJs and the best local food & drink. As promised by festival co-organiser Goc O’Callaghan; “we’ve done the research, and we’re pretty much the best priced festival out there. It’s definitely great value.”
So from the bands and the organisers mouths themselves, it looks set to be a brilliant festival and perhaps the start of something great. Again, check out the line-up for yourselves and have a look into the festival too. We here at WhatCulture are going to be working alongside ArcTanGent in getting you the latest news on the festival beforehand, and we’ll be set to review the festival for all those who don’t make it.
August 29th-31st at Fernhill Farm, Somerset
This article was first posted on March 4, 2013