It’s 2000trees weekend! Hooray. Three days of debauchery at Upcote Farm near Cheltenham, alongside 120 of the best rock bands around – including Upset faves Lower Than Atlantis, The Menzingers, The Front Bottoms, Nothing But Thieves, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Deaf Havana, Mallory Knox – and Eva from Rolo Tomassi, who’s planning to debut some new tunes.
Hey Eva, wow has 2017 been treating you so far?
Hectic but good, I can’t complain!
So you’re playing 2000trees soon – have you been before?
We played a few years ago and had an amazing time, the show itself was a lot of fun, and we had a lot of friends playing the festival too. For me, it was getting to see bands and catching up with old friends!
What’s your favourite thing about playing festivals like 2000trees?
It’s the sense of community amongst those attending, music fans being there for the music and being respectful of each other, I find the atmosphere at ArcTanGent is similar as well. There’s also such a great variety of bands playing this year.
Are there any must-have items you try to take with you?
I will definitely be taking wellies just in case, last time we were at 2000trees we got caught in the rain. And sunglasses too!
Are there any bands on the line-up you’re looking forward to catching up with, or seeing play?
Yeah! There’s a lot on the line up I’d like to see: Oathbreaker, Lemuria, Gnarwolves, Beach Slang, Tall Ships Tigercub, Personal Best and Pulled Apart By Horses to name a few!
Are you going to hang around all weekend to soak up the festival atmosphere?
We’re just there for the Saturday unfortunately but had we not had other commitments would have definitely stayed for the weekend!
What do you think makes the perfect festival set?
A good mixture of songs across a band’s back catalogue and the crowd.
What else have you got coming up this year?
We’re currently working on new material so will continue to crack on with that. We’re all looking forward to debuting some of it at the festival.
2000trees takes place at Upcote Farm from 6th-8th July. Visit twothousandtreesfestival.co.uk for details and tickets.