We are sending two of our Thursday night rock team to this year’s 2000trees Festival; Giacomo Palmieri, of ‘Sounds Like Teen Spirit’, and Jack Hadaway-Weller, of ‘The Ten O’Clock Mosh’.

Are you new to the scene? Or undecided on who to check out? Giacomo has put together his top 6 picks from this year’s line-up, including names both big and small, so have a look through them below and see if any tickle your fancy…

Saturday, third band on – Main Stage

Owning Your Okayness – Milk Teeth
I have seen Milk Teeth twice before. The first was nearly two years ago on the main stage at Hevy Fest and, if I’m honest, they seemed a bit flat; the second was in March this year at the Electric Ballroom in Camden and they were much much better, creating a far better energy. They showed a huge development in terms of both sound and confidence and, if their latest single “Owning Your Okayness” (one of my songs of 2017 so far) is anything to go by, the only way is up for the British four-piece.

Friday, Second band on – Main Stage

Anaemia – Decade
The five-piece from Bath dropped their second studio album ‘Pleasantries’ earlier this year, and what an album it was. Their sound does give you a nostalgia for the heyday of pop-punk/rock, but does so whilst still sounding fresh and exciting. I am yet to see the band live but, having followed them for a while with my show, they’re right up there for me in terms of “must-see” bands for this year’s 2000 Trees.

Thursday, Headliners – The Axiom Stage

The Big What If – Pulled Apart By Horses
Their fourth studio album ‘The Haze’ was released in March of this year and it scored 4 or 5 star reviews across the board. Pulled Apart By Horses are a band that continue to tip-toe around the mainstream without getting fully drawn in, which I’m a fan of – much like The Subways, who I can’t help but liken them to both in that sense and in terms of their sound. They’re headlining one of the stages and I can’t wait.

Saturday, sixth band on / Sunday, fourth band on – Main Stage / Forest Sessions Stage

Sea Hearts – Honeyblood
The Scottish duo released their second studio album ‘Babes Never Die’ back in November and seem to be really hitting their stride. Incorporating various branches of the rock family tree, Honeyblood create a full and mesmerising live sound. They may be one of the lightest acts on the line-up, with regards to decibels, but definitely worth catching.

Saturday, fifth band on – The Cave Stage

Dark Matters – The One Hundred
Just listen to “Dark Matters” and you’ll know exactly why this is on my list; I expect the crowd for their set to be nothing short of carnage. The single dropped earlier this year and they have since released one more single in the form of “Monster”. The One Hundred seem to be the middle ground between the currently-reviving rap metal scene of Hacktivist and co. and the more electronic, drum and bass sounds of Pendulum. Not a bad combination, eh?

Friday, fourth band on – The Axiom Stage

The Scottish four-piece have had one heck of a 2017 so far, releasing their killer self-titled debut album in March and touring here, there and everywhere. I saw them at Tunbridge Wells Forum a few weeks back and they were a breath of fresh air; a young, four-piece rock band having a heck of a time on stage, whilst still sounding incredibly tight. If you look up “Vukovi gig reviews”, you’ll be inundated with 5-star responses and it’s easy to see why.

Elsewhere on the line-up are the likes of Slaves, Mallory Knox, Pulled Apart By Horses, Deaf Havana and Lower Than Atlantis.

Be sure to tune in to CSRfm at 9pm on Thursday 29th June for a more elaborate list of Giacomo’s picks for this year’s 2000trees.

See the full line-up poster here:


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