Getting involved with BIMM’s very own stage at the award-winning 2000Trees festival has long been a highlight of the summer season for our students. This July, BIMM will return to Upcote Farm once again for a musical celebration in the heart of the Cotswold Hills.
With previous line-ups featuring the likes of Refused, At The Drive-In, Gallows, The Bronx and Arcane Roots, 2000Trees is a three-day musical extravaganza that largely celebrates all things alternative.
Even so, the most hardcore punk rock fan likes to lower the volume and slow things down from time to time. Which is precisely why BIMM’s very own Forest Sessions stage has become such a popular fixture at the annual event.
Set within a lush forest, our stage offers the event’s 10,000 attendees a musical respite from the riffage and mayhem of the main-stage with stripped back acoustic performances set within a haven of hammocks, lanterns and hay bales.
As well as providing performance opportunities for numerous student artists each year, our collaboration with 2000Trees also facilitates valuable work experience placements for Music Business and Event Management students, who fulfil important roles in stage management, artist liaison, backline tech and front of house sound engineering.
Even our Music Journalism students get involved with the festivities, interviewing performers in BIMM’s very own media tent and taking over the college’s social media feeds for the weekend; something which has since been rolled out across many more of BIMM’s festival events.
This year’s performers
BIMM artists featuring on the Forest Sessions in 2019 include:
All The Brave Hunters, Anna Lisa, Aoife Carton, Balderdasch, Caleb Harris, Chrissie Huntley, Clara McHugh, Dan Shepherd, Ellie Gowers, Elliot Falla & The Blue Valentines, Ellisha Green, Hunger Moon, IOTA, Killing Roy, Krooked Tongue, Leila Jane, Moon Looks On, Morten Lava, Murray Macleod (The Xcerts), No Violet, Our Family Dog, Peppy, Rhianna Keane, Susan and Yonaka.
We wish our students and alumni the very best for the festival season and look forward to seeing what sorts of performances they have up their sleeves for the upcoming Forest Sessions.
Do you love the idea of performing on BIMM’s festival stages? Are you looking to a chance to gain valuable work experience and learn how festivals operate? Apply now and take the first step towards a career in music today.
Find out more about our festival work experience and performance programme, here.
Ticketing and full line-up info for 2000Trees can be found on their official website.