Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum

Showcasing local live music at Treefest

Posted: June 21, 2012 at 15:58 pm Author: Jon Ponting

The 4014 Project brought fantastic musical variety and talent to Treefest in 2011. They'll be returning this year to work their magic, sourcing the best local local singers and musicians - Jon Ponting from 4014 shares some of what they'll be bringing to this year's festival.

Royal Oak

It was nearly a year ago that The 4014 Project made its first ever appearance at Treefest... bringing with it a selection of the finest local musicians.

And since last August we’ve received compliment upon kind word with new friend requests and followers, all saying how much you loved last year’s Treefest line-up. It’s fantastic when a festival the size of Treefest takes a chance with something new, and we’re so glad we helped to create such a successful weekend for the arboretum.

Onwards and upwards, and we’ve got more than thirty musical acts taking to the Royal Oak stage in 2012, ranging from last year’s popular folky poppers, the Bateleurs, to the Celtic foot-stomping award-winning Roving Crows.

No lie-ins for us- in order to cram in all this extra music, we’re kicking off the sets at 11am, and not stopping until 10pm on both the Saturday and Sunday, plus six hours of music on Monday afternoon. I guess we’ll be sleeping on Tuesday then!

We know some of you aren’t able to stay til the evening, despite how much we’d love you to , which is why we’re not saving all the best acts ‘til last! We’re breaking with the usual festival tradition, and putting some of our headline acts on at lunchtime!

One thing we can guarantee hasn’t changed in any way is our commitment to keeping music local; that’s what The 4014 Project does best. All but two of the acts on this year’s bill are based within an hour of the arboretum... I even checked on Google Earth so I know it’s true!

We loved showcasing so much local music in a nationally acclaimed venue at last year’s event, and we’re more than thrilled to be doing it again in August!

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