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The final main stage headline act for the 2000trees Festival 2023 can today be announced, along with a host of other brilliant acts. SOFT PLAY (formerly known as Slaves) are headlining the Thursday at 2000trees. Laurie and Isaac are back. New name, same songs, same incredible live show!

"Absolutely buzzing to be back headlining 2000trees after all this time. It’s gonna be mental." says the band

They join an already impressive lineup of artists including Friday main stage headliners Bullet For My Valentine, Saturday main stage headliners Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes, as well as acts like Black Honey, Empire State Bastard, Skindred, Rival Schools, Hundred Reasons, Bob Vylan, The Joy Formidable, Witch Fever, ZULU, Brutus, Cancer Bats, Eagles Of Death Metal, The Wonder Years, The Bronx, Deaf Havana, American Football, Loathe, High Vis, Destroy Boys, Electric Six and man many many more.

From 2000trees Festival organiser, James Scarlett - "We’re thrilled to be able to confirm SOFT PLAY (formerly known as Slaves) are headlining the Thursday at 2000trees! New name, same songs, same incredible live show! They first played the festival in an early slot in 2014 before headlining in 2017 - so to have them back again now both the band and festival are bigger and better than ever is going to be something special."

Announced today alongside SOFT PLAY include the incredible Dinosaur Pile-Up, reformed UK post rock legends Hell Is For Heroes, hugely exciting UK newcomers Love Is Noise, dance rock hybrid from Worthing NOISY, Essex 3-piece Bilk, London 4 piece Beach Riot and more.

SOFT PLAY / Dinosaur Pile-Up / Hell Is For Heroes / B-Sydes / Bilk / Beach Riot / CARSICK / congratulations / Clarence / Gaffa Tape Sandy / Haggard Cat / Love Is Noise / NOISY

As well as all of this incredible music, 2023 will see The Word Stage host live podcasts each day, including On Wednesdays We Wear Black, 101 Part Time Jobs, Mark & Me, 3 Is The Magic Number, Punks In Pubs and Sappenin'. These will be live each day (Thursday - Saturday), 9am - 11am, on The Word Stage (near The Forest Stage) and as the tent is small, seats are for those that come early.


Bob Vylan / Holding Absence / Tigercub / Saint Agnes / Haggard Cat / Press to MECO / Delaire The Liar / SNAYX / Gaz Brookfield / WARSHY / B-Sydes

SOFT PLAY / Skindred / Eagles of Death Metal / The Wonder Years / Bob Vylan / The Bronx / Kid Kapichi / And So I Watch You From Afar / The Joy Formidable / Destroy Boys / Martha / Meat Wave / Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties / Bat Sabbath / Svalbard / No Devotion / Bad Nerves / Narrow Head / The Hurt Process / Beach Riot / Bilk / CARSICK / Big Special / BEX / Cage Fight / Dead Pony / Exit Child / Funke and The Two Tone Baby / Gaffa Tape Sandy / Giver / Hannah Grae / Graphic Nature / Ithaca / Ayron Jones / July Jones / Kite Thief / Lake Malice / Lambrini Girls / Lozeak / Mimi Barks / NOISY / Prince Daddy & the Hyena / Toodles & the Hectic Pity / unpeople

Bullet For My Valentine / Rival Schools / Dinosaur Pile-Up / Empire State Bastard / Hell Is For Heroes / Brutus / Cancer Bats / Employed to Serve / Joyce Manor / Crows / The Xcerts / De Staat / Microwave / Kublai Khan TX / Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly / LostAlone / Heriot / The Scratch / Prima Queen / Zulu / Militarie Gun / The 900 / ARXX / As Everything Unfolds / Beetlebug / BLACKGOLD / Carpark / Chastity / Clarence / Cuffed Up / Gurriers / Heart Attack Man / House Of Women / Kelsy Karter & The Heroines / Lakes / Love Is Noise / Mallavora / Motherhood / New Pagans / Origami Angel / Paledusk / RXPTRS / The St Pierre Snake Invasion / SUDS / Telltale

Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes / Hundred Reasons / Deaf Havana / American Football / Loathe / Holding Absence / Pitchshifter / Electric Six / Black Honey / Chelsea Grin / Kneecap / Dream State / Casey / High Vis / Dead Poet Society / Owen / One Step Closer / Sprints / The Chisel / Chubby & the Gang / Witch Fever / Big Spring / Cody Frost / Congratulations / Delilah Bon / Dick Valentine / Enola Gay / Fleshwater / Frozemode / Going Off / GUISE / Haunt the Woods / Hypothetics / Koyo / Loose Articles / Lynks / Modern Error / The Oozes / Pet Needs / Hannah Rose Platt / PROJECTOR / Reminders / Sounds Mint / THICK / Tom The Mail Man / Ways Away

TICKETS HERE / 2000Trees Festival Information


2000trees Festival is located on Upcote Farm, near Cheltenham,
Gloucestershire. GL54 4BL

Wednesday 5th / Thursday 6th / Friday 7th / Saturday 8th July 2023


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