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10TH - 13TH JULY 2024

Bears In Trees

Bears In Trees

Friday

The Axiom - tbc

What do you do when you have processed everything about yourself that there is to be processed? Where do you aim your affirmations when you are in the middle of everything you have ever dreamed of? What does it mean to feel like you have the route mapped out, but suddenly, you're more lost than ever?


This is where Bears in Trees found themselves as they attempted to piece together what would become their third album. Callum Litchfield, Iain Gillespie, Nick Peters and George Berry found themselves in a position where they were no longer just making fun songs about growing up. They were now inspiring hearts and minds on both sides of the Atlantic with their world-weary compositions. And within that, they realised they were existing in the here and now more than ever before. All of the problems and perplexes that had plagued their adolescence and early adulthood had been resolved and expressed through their previous output. They were now processing what was happening around them in real-time. And when you have yet to reach a conclusion on those subjects, that's muWhat do you do when you have processed everything about yourself that there is to be processed? Where do you aim your affirmations when you are in the middle of everything you have ever dreamed of? What does it mean to feel like you have the route mapped out, but suddenly, you're more lost than ever?


This is where Bears in Trees found themselves as they attempted to piece together what would become their third album. Callum Litchfield, Iain Gillespie, Nick Peters and George Berry found themselves in a position where they were no longer just making fun songs about growing up. They were now inspiring hearts and minds on both sides of the Atlantic with their world-weary compositions. And within that, they realised they were existing in the here and now more than ever before. All of the problems and perplexes that had plagued their adolescence and early adulthood had been resolved and expressed through their previous output. They were now processing what was happening around them in real-time. And when you have yet to reach a conclusion on those subjects, that's much harder to write about. 


"Before, we had been writing about being able to process your teenage years and early emerging adulthood," Iain ponders. "It was then this strange thing of not knowing what we were writing about. It was almost like we had caught up and were up to date. What is there to talk about and to process when we are literally living it right now?"


"Everyone thinks that art comes out of struggle, in a romantic sense, struggling," they continue. "It can be about those things, but it has to be when you are out the other side. When you're still in the space, you're confused. We were now at a place where we were learning how to be adults as well as musicians and a touring band, and we felt that confusion."ch harder to write about. 


"Before, we had been writing about being able to process your teenage years and early emerging adulthood," Iain ponders. "It was then this strange thing of not knowing what we were writing about. It was almost like we had caught up and were up to date. What is there to talk about and to process when we are literally living it right now?"


"Everyone thinks that art comes out of struggle, in a romantic sense, struggling," they continue. "It can be about those things, but it has to be when you are out the other side. When you're still in the space, you're confused. We were now at a place where we were learning how to be adults as well as musicians and a touring band, and we felt that confusion."

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2000trees was created in 2007 by music festival veterans after attending all the main industry events over a decade. Starting with a simple passion for music and the desire to create a dynamic, energetic and accessible event that put the fetival-goer at the top of their priorities.

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