In a disastrous year for music events around the world, 2000trees is the latest UK festival in 2020 to succumb to the Covid-19 pandemic. Clearly being hit hard as an independent festival, organisers jumped onto Crowdfunder with some fantastic rewards on offer to keep the fantastic rock festival afloat.
Organiser James Scarlet told us “We’ve launched a 2000trees crowd funder with some amazing rewards for our fans and supporters. As people are already aware, due to the COVID-19 pandemic 2000trees has been postponed until 2021. This means that, as an independent business with no corporate backers this crowd funder will secure the long term survival of 2000trees and help to support thousands of others that depend on 2000trees each year. If people are able to help out then they will be a hero not just to the six of us who work all year round on the festival, but our whole team and everyone else that loves 2000trees.”
Rewards include merchandise, bar tabs, and masterclass courses with organisers. One thing on offer that was snapped up straight away was queue jumping for toilets! Over half the targeted amount has already been raised.
Looking beyond 2020, Jimmy Eat World have been announced as headliners for next year’s festival. “We’re mega excited to announce that Jimmy Eat World will be at 2000trees 2021 as our Main Stage Thursday headliner” says James Scarlett. “They were the first band we announced for 2020 so it felt like the right thing to let people know now. I also really can’t wait to shout about the rest of the 2021 line up – a little bit of inside info is that it will feature loads of the 2020 bands with some very special cherries on top. Watch this space!”
To book your tickets for next year, or to help out with the crowd funder head over to www.twothousandtreesfestival.co.uk