2000 Trees festival announce tributes to Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison

Hutchison was due to play the festival with both F'Rabbit and Mastersystem

2000 Trees Festival have announced that they’ll be paying tribute to late Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison with a special performance and busking area at this year’s event.

Hutchison died last month after taking his own life following a battle with depression. Having performed at the festival a number of times over the years, he was due to return next month to play with both F’Rabbit and his recent side-project Mastersystem. Now, 2000 Trees have announced that they’ll be honouring Hutchison’s memory.

“Since the tragic passing of Frightened Rabbit and Mastersystem’s Scott Hutchison this May, we’ve been discussing how best to honour his memory,” they said in a statement. “Scott was a long-time friend of the festival and both of his bands were of course due to perform this year.

“We’re pleased to today announce details of our Scott Hutchison Tribute, taking place in The Forest at 14:25 on Friday July 13th, which will feature special guest performances celebrating Scott’s legacy. We’ll also have a Frightened Rabbit Busking Area, for fans and artists alike to sing songs in tribute over the course of the weekend.”

This comes after Scott’s brother and bandmate Grant Hutchison gave his first interview since his passing to deliver a powerful and emotional message about mental health.

“One of the main things about this is to realise and understand that this is not just Scott,” said Grant. “Anyone can go through things like this. Yes, there are certain triggers and certain people who may be more susceptible to it but there are no rules. Mental illness isn’t something that anyone’s immune to.

“So one person’s life who works in a supermarket or is a joiner or who works at a radio station is just as important as a singer in a band.”

Watch his full interview here.

Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison

2000 Trees Festival 2018 will take place at Upcote Farm in Gloucestershire with performances from At The Drive In, Twin Atlantic, Enter Shikari, Arcane Roots, Moose Blood, Hell Is For Heroes, H099O9, Sløtface and many more.

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