2000trees festival wins fourth national award

2000trees festival wins fourth national award

2000trees festival wins fourth national award

DIY is proud to have been media partner and main stage sponsor for the 2014 event.

2000trees has won its fourth national award – and is in the running to scoop four more.

The festival was named Supporter of Emerging Talent champion at the Association of Independent Festivals awards.

Organiser James Scarlett, who books the line-up, said: “This is the perfect award for 2000trees as it recognises that we are the UK’s best festival to discover new and underground music.

“We’ve had the likes of George Ezra, Frank Turner, Twin Atlantic and Wolf Alice at 2000trees long before they achieved national and international recognition and we pride ourselves on this fact. Every award – and this one in particular – helps to make the event better for our fans as we can bring in the best live acts around.”

Two acts who performed at the festival in July – Wolf Alice and Blood Red Shoes – are up for the Breakthrough Act award, which is voted for by festival goers with the winners to be announced soon.

DIY’s contribution to the Festival’s success has been acknowledged by the Festival founders, with its ever-increasing reach and credibility amongst the bands and the fans.

Stephen Ackroyd, Editor, DIY says: “2000trees has always been a great incubator for emerging acts that DIY is proud to support. Whatever the occasion, from here to huge events like Latitude, through to international festivals like BilbaoBBK, we’re dedicated to highlighting the best new artists as they take their first steps on the summer circuit. We can’t wait to see what fresh blood is in store for 2000trees 2015.”

2000trees organiser Andy Rea says: “DIY readers know that seeing live music in a field with friends is just about the best thing in the world, so it makes perfect sense to partner with the coolest music magazine around.”

The marketing programme was put together in conjunction Sonic and included cross platform advertising, content curation and social media amplification as well as branding the main stage.