Xtra Mile Recordings are delighted to announce that they will take over the Axiom Stage at 2000trees Festival for the whole of Thursday 7 July 2016. The relationship between the label and the festival has long been strong, both sharing a passion for brilliant music.
Joining in the festival’s 10th anniversary celebrations, Xtra Mile has 10 acts playing across the weekend, including the takeover of the Axiom Stage. Confirmed so far for the XMR takeover is the gruff, upbeat poetry from Beans On Toast; the diverse, folk-infused politicism of Crazy Arm; some tender yet sharp self-deprecation via Ben Marwood; Rob Lynch’s positive and indelible pop songs; and the melodic schism of Oxygen Thief’s ferocious and intelligent thrash. There is more to be announced, as well as stage times which will be available nearer the weekend.
There are four more artists playing across the weekend. Two of our newest signings play on Friday – ex-Operahouse and Tribes vocalist Johnny Lloyd playing new solo material from his upcoming EP Dreamland (out 10 June), produced by Hugo White (The Maccabees) and Jamie T, and increasingly popular gift-of-a-songwriter Will Varley. Saturday sees the eclectic patchwork-dance form of Sam Duckworth’s Recreations, and Brighton’s uplifting up-and-comers The RPMs, drawing from their live back catalogue and four-track EP Digital Disobedience (out 24 June).
Xtra Mile has often had a strong presence at 2000trees, having had Frank Turner play the very first in 2007 and on three more occasions (including headlining) and Ben Marwood, as well as previous XMR acts Jamie Lenman (2014), Sucioperro (2011), and Sonic Boom Six (2010). Fans have long connected the label and the festival, with the infamous Camp Reuben, Camp Marwood and Camp Turner springing up over the years, allowing like-minded XMR fans to meet, sing, laugh, and occasionally watch impromptu solo sets by our artists.
2000trees festival organiser James Scarlett says: “We’ve had such great links with Xtra Mile over the years that it seemed the obvious decision to partner with them for our 10th anniversary. I’m particularly excited about the Thursday night Axiom Stage which features an incredible line up of Trees’ Xtra Mile favourites, with more to be announced. Watch this space!”
Other acts playing at 2000trees 2016 include Refused, Twin Atlantic, The Bronx, Mallory Knox, Neck Deep, While She Sleeps, Basement, Lonely the Brave, and Moose Blood. Tickets are on sale now from http://www.twothousandtreesfestival.co.uk/tickets/.