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10TH - 13TH JULY 2024

Seán McGowan

Sean McGowan


Forest Sessions - 15:15

It’s fair to say that Seán McGowan has been “grafting” since Day One. Over the last decade, the Southampton born singer has toured over 20 Countries and performed at numerous festivals; all whilst juggling reality with jobs such as: Barman; Cleaner; Kitchen Porter; Tour Manager; and, most recently; a Barber. Unafraid of “getting stuck in”, McGowan is still chipping away; delivering songs, shows and mentality of working-class reality that resonates beyond the shores of the UK and across the Globe. Unapologetically: “warts ‘n’ all”.

With Five EP’s (McGovernment, The People’s Music, Look Lively, Graft & Grief, Curate Calm Create Chaos) and Two LP's (Son of the Smith and Who On Earth) under his belt, records that have landed him support tours with artists such as: Frank Turner; Billy Bragg; The Levellers; in addition to festival slots at: Glastonbury; Bestival; 2000 Trees, and many more, plus sold out headline tours, relentless effort and constant progression have set him up for what will be his biggest move to date.

Whether it's a passionate, raw, and lyrical Solo performance or a riotous, bold, and layered Full-Band performance - McGowan cut his teeth playing live. He's not just another Singer/Songwriter.


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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