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10TH - 13TH JULY 2024

Empire State Bastard

Empire State Bastard


The Cave - 22:00

What’s in a name? Calling your band Empire State Bastard is a statement-of-intent: riff after motherfucking riff, battering ram rhythms and feral vocals from death metal growls to black-hearted howls. The band: Simon Neil (Biffy Clyro) + Mike Vennart (Oceansize, Biffy live guitarist), probe almost every dark crevice imaginable of metal and genre-adjacent extremity. Underpinning the duo on debut album ‘Rivers of Heresy’ is a drum performance akin to a runaway train, pulverising and grooving in equal measure - courtesy of Slayer legend Dave Lombardo.


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 festival-goer at the top of their priorities.

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