2000trees Festival is supporting a campaign to save independent music venues in the UK.

The Gloucestershire-based new and underground music weekend has this year named two stages in honour of venues that are no longer with us.

The Axiom Stage, named after a former music spot in Cheltenham, will play host to bands including Wolf Alice, whereas The Croft Stage, a homage to The Croft in Bristol, will feature acoustic and folk acts.

Festival founder James Scarlett said: “Many of the UK’s independent music venues are under serious threat which is a really big problem for the industry.”

“We want to highlight this by naming our new stages in tribute to important local venues that have sadly already closed.”

“These are the places where acts like Frank Turner and Frightened Rabbit cut their musical teeth and without them the UK music scene will be further flooded by major label signings and X-Factor winners.”

“We urge music fans to support their local venues and their local festivals too. Either use them or lose them.”

2000trees takes place over 10th-12th July in Cheltenham. Tickets are available now over at the 2000trees website. Act fast!