2000trees is a special festival for so many reasons. Seen as a key date in the festival diary it’s ability to un-earth the ‘next big thing’ now has a legendary status. With coveted artists such as Frank Turner, Bombay Bicycle Club and Wild Beasts (to name just a few) featuring over the years it still has an air of independence about it that other more commercial festivals now lack.
At GIGsoup we’re featuring a few of the artists you should be looking out for at this years event. Today we concentrate on London trio ‘Happy Accidents’ and their addictive blend of 90s punk and indie. With more hooks than a fisherman’s tackle box the band create tracks which are, put simply, unforgettable. There’s a real DIY feel to proceedings and 2000trees could not be a better platform for them to show off their wares.
We spoke to Rich Mandell from the band about the festival and their forthcoming album…
2000trees is a real showcase for up and coming talent as well as concentrating on environmental concerns. How does it feel to be playing at this year’s festival?
Really exciting! We’ve been to the festival before and it’s great, so it’s really nice to have been asked to play this year. It’s a shame that environmentally conscious festivals aren’t more common, so kudos to Trees for caring.
We’re crawling steadily to the mid-point of 2016. How’s it been so far? Any highlights?
Yeah it’s been a good year so far. We’ve done a few small tours of the UK and went to Europe for the first time in April. Hopefully releasing our album is going to be the highlight. We recorded it in November and It’s finally coming out a week before the festival.