2000 Trees Festival 2019 Review

Started by six friends in 2007 as an “antidote to the massive mainstream festivals” – and boy at that time did we need it – 2000 Trees has grown to become one of the best medium-sized festivals in the country, now capped at a 10,000 capacity. While the musical line-up is broadly based around the founders’ love of alternative rock, in truth it’s far more eclectic, especially the many smaller stages dotted around Upcote Farm, with everything from hardcore screamo to acoustic sessions in a fairy-light lit forest.

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2000 Trees Festival Guide & Tips

So it was our first visit to 2000 Trees festival this year, and one we’d throughly recommend. That said, being a small festival that’s grown very quickly, it does have its quirks – mostly good, but some which could be improved. Here’s some top tips for first-timers at Upcote Farm…

Website

Let’s start with the most obvious. The official 2000 Trees site isn’t great, and often contains out-of-date information, hence why this article exists. Indeed the info pages for this year’s festival still contain all the details for 2018.

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Washed Out Festival 2019 Review

Now in its third year, local Brighton promoter Patrick McNaught’s Washed Out Festival continues to go from strength to strength. Even with Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar no more, there’s no stopping the show as new venues Latest Music Bar and Patterns are added to the roster. Due to weather and other commitments, it’s a slightly truncated visit for us this year – missing all the warm-up fun on Friday night – but nevertheless the usual one of discovery into the DIY punk scene.

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New Adventures Conference 2019

It’s been six years since the glorious Nottingham Albert Hall played host to the last New Adventures conference in 2013. It’s fair to say the digital and design world has changed a frightening amount in that time, so it’s with a reassuring comfort of familiarity that we welcome it back.

While the curators of New Adventures, Simon Collison and Geri Coady, officially label the event as a digital design conference, it’s much better described as a whole immersive creative and inspirational experience.

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GOTB – Year in Review 2018

Writing the 2017 Review for Get Off The Bandwagon seems both a lifetime ago, and only yesterday. The good news is, the number of readers on the site has remained incredibly healthy, despite the lesser news of not much content being produced over the last twelve months.

Stats

  • 2018 saw 15,649 unique visitors to the site (down from 18,748 in 2017).
  • Nearly 75% of the views were from the UK and USA, with Canada third.


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