2000 Trees: The Real Disco 2000

James Hanley

Feeling disillusioned with the state of UK rock festivals, a group of six music-loving friends took matters into their own hands and started their own. A decade on, 2000 Trees, has become a mainstay of the summer calendar, welcoming the likes of Frank Turner, Bombay Bicycle Club and Metronomy, to name but a few.

“We were very dissatisfied with the state of the festivals we were going to,” recalls co-founder and booker James Scarlett. “They just seemed to be getting ...

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