2000 Trees Festival – The Review – Saturday 2017

The last day of 2000 Trees was packed with many great performances and because everyone knows how great Lower Than Atlantis and Slaves are live, I thought I’d rather focus on the smaller bands that you might not have heard of and have never seen live before.

So, highlights of Sunday… here we go!



Despite a rather early start on the Neu Stage, newcomer MOSES drew a decent crowd into the tent at lunch time.

Judging by their powerful and loud set you wouldn’t believe that MOSES have only been a band for over two years.

hailing from London, the four piece are owning the stage with lead singer Victor constantly jumping all over the stage, into the crowd all while singing his heart out to MOSES recent single ‘King Size‘.

River Thames‘ an ode to good old London town, come with a chorus made for festival sing-alongs and the crowd of 2000 Trees promptly responds with ‘On The River Thames’ chants.

Their unique musical style, mixing Britpop nostalgia with Zeitgeist rock and roll makes MOSES a rare gem in the broad rock genre.



Back on the Neu stage for some more new rock music input, Fizzy Blood were getting ready for a glorious afternoon set.

The Leeds rockers played in front of a packed tent and had the headbangers and a few moshers at their disposal right away.

‘2000 Trees – We are so happy to be here. We have waited all summer long for this day and now its here!’ front man Benji greeted the cheering fans.

Fizzy Blood deliver a banging festival set, showing of their infectious alt rock sound with new single ‘Summer Of Luv‘. There surely is no better way than performing that song in front of a hyped festival audience with the actual sun blazing down in the background.



Evening anthems were delivered by the lovely The Xcerts, who played a ‘not so secret – surprise show’ over at The Cave.

Saying the tent was packed is an understatement, as festival punters were spilling out of the tent on the sides. It seemed like no one wanted to miss the show of the ‘Sing along Kings’.

Making the most of their secret set, The Xcerts wowed the entire festival crowd with a hit filled show. Bashing out their hits ‘Live Like This‘, ‘Shaking In The Water‘ and ‘Aberdeen 1987‘ sent The Cave tent into a frenzy.

Voice of The Xcerts, Murray Macleod seemed to be chuffed to finally be back on the ‘Trees stage’ and couldn’t get over the fact that so many people showed up for their ‘secret’ set.

The Scottish trio closed their stunning gig with a massive sing along of their new single ‘Feels Like Falling In Love‘ which saw Murray and Jordan splitting the tent into two and having a little competition on which side would sing louder.

No surprise here, but Murray’s side scored the victory.

It was nice to see that The Xcerts are back on their musical feet, armed with new material and ready to conquer the world. As 2000 Trees proved, the world is ready for it. Bring it on, The Xcerts!



Three days at Upcote Farm went by in a blink. I can’t wait to return to the Cotswolds for 2000 Trees Festival in 2018.

Thanks to everyone for organising another great, ‘Trees’! ♥

See you all again next year.



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