2000trees Festival 2017 has announced British punks Slaves as its first headliner.

Other acts also announced today for the independent Cheltenham-based  festival include Nothing but Thieves and Pulled Apart by Horses.

Slaves’ Isaac Holman said:“Really chuffed to be headlining 2000trees Festival, it’s an honour. It’s one of my favourite UK festivals.”

Festival organiser James Scarlett says: “We had a phenomenal 10th anniversary last year.

“The atmosphere was so special and the feedback was just incredible, so it was always going to be a tough task to top that, but all our efforts have gone into doing just that and we are unbelievably excited for 2017.

“As a 100% independent festival, we have always sought to maintain the intimate, friendly and fun vibe that sets smaller events apart and we are growing organically with amazing ideas in the pipeline to help 2000trees Festival to really flourish as one of the best small festivals in the UK.”

The festival runs from July 6 to 8 and tickets can be bought from www.twothousandtreesfestival.co.uk