There has been an update, but is 2000trees Festival cancelled?
Under the circumstances, these are bad times to be an eager festivalgoer...
In an earlier statement, the public was told to avoid all non-essential contact and self-isolate where possible, but with many choosing to disregard these safety measures, stricter rules have been put into action.
Boris Johnson recently addressed in a statement that we may only leave the house for exercise once a day (either alone or with a member of our household), work if not possible to do from home and shopping, although we should do so only for essentials and as infrequently as possible.
Of course, many businesses have temporarily closed their doors, gatherings are being broken up on sight and forthcoming events are either being cancelled or postponed.
Festivals have been hit pretty hard, with such behemoths as Download and Glastonbury announcing that this year's events won't go ahead after all.
Although, some organisers still remain optimistic that their events will go ahead. Is 2000trees one of them?
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Is 2000trees Festival 2020 cancelled?
No, 2000trees Festival 2020 is being monitored but has not been cancelled. Currently, the event is still set to go ahead on the previously confirmed date of Thursday, July 9th 2020.
In a Twitter thread [see below] posted on Wednesday, March 25th 2020, the organisers wrote: "Clearly these are difficult times in the world and indeed, the festival industry, and it would seem that uncertainty is everyone's new normal. However, as it stands, we're still super hopeful that 2000trees 2020 can go ahead in July as planned."
Continued: "But obviously we don’t have a crystal ball, so we are looking into all available options. Should the ban on gatherings continue for the next few months, we may have to look at moving 2000trees to later in the year. As it stands, we sincerely hope this won’t be necessary."
After highlighting new additions to the line-up and so forth, they concluded: "For now though, the most important thing we can all do is keep looking after ourselves, take advice from the experts and support the most vulnerable in our communities... Big love to everyone."
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But obviously we don’t have a crystal ball, so we are looking into all available options. Should the ban on gatherings continue for the next few months, we may have to look at moving 2000trees to later in the year. As it stands, we sincerely hope this won’t be necessary. 2/6.— 2000trees Festival (@2000trees) March 25, 2020
2000trees Festival 2020: Essential acts to see
After such a statement, it's definitely worth giving the line-up a thorough browse so you can start to draw up a plan of who to see across the weekend.
It's a great bill this year, but listed below and broken up by day are our personal recommendations:
Thursday: Jimmy Eat World, Young Guns, The Joy Formidable, Dream State, Anti-Flag, Superlove, Lande Hekt
Friday: AFI, Against the Current, Crossfaith, Vukovi, Hotel Lux, Ditz, Leeched, Chloe Moriondo
Saturday: Knocked Loose, Hundredth, Orchards, Lizzy Farrall, Wargasm
Obviously there are plenty of other great bands too, so while you're waiting around for one you're keen to see, it's always worth checking out some that you're unfamiliar with.
You never know, you could find your new obsession.
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