How 2000trees became rock’s most eco-friendly festival.

Every year thousands of rock fans descend upon the Cotswolds for the party of the summer. But the brains behind the operation are determined to do right by the planet.

In 2007, 2000trees festival launched in the Cotswold hills as an alternative for rock-lovers who were tired of massive, overly-corporate events. Its six organisers were Reading festival regulars who decided they could do better; on atmosphere, food and drink, toilets and without losing sight of the focal point – the music.

The festival tries to showcase the best of the UK’s underground rock, punk and alternative bands, with some big names and acts from abroad thrown in for good measure. Headliners have included Enter Shikari, Frightened Rabbit, Alkaline Trio, The Wonder Years, At The Drive-In and Refused.

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