Jack Savoretti Announces Forestry Commision Shows.

Jack SavorettiMonday 19th November 2018
Jack Savoretti has announced a West Country woodland concert as part of Forest Live 2019, the annual concert series organised by the Forestry Commission.

2019 will see the release of Jack Savoretti’s sixth studio album, ‘Singing To Strangers’. Recorded in Rome at Ennio Morricone’s studio, the 12 track album features co-writes with both Bob Dylan and Kylie Minogue. The album follows on from his last two gold discs ‘Written in Scars’ (2014) and ‘Sleep No More’ (2016). The special Forest Live gig will see Jack and his band play material from his new album alongside classic Savoretti tracks.

Forest Live is a major outdoor live music series held every summer by Forestry Commission England in seven beautiful forests. Over 1.75 million people have attended a forest gig in the last eighteen years. With everything required for a great night out, including good food and drink, the concerts are renowned for their informal and relaxed atmosphere set to a spectacular forest backdrop. Money raised from ticket sales helps to look after the nation’s forests sustainably, for people to enjoy and wildlife to thrive.

Jack Savoretti + guests
Saturday 15 June: Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos

Tickets £38.50 (plus £4.35 booking fee) go on sale at 9am Friday 23 November from Forestry Commission box office tel 03000 680400 or buy online: www.forestryengland.uk/music 

 Paul Weller Announces Forestry Commision Shows.

Paul WellerMonday 5th November 2018
Paul Weller is the first artist to announce gigs as part of Forest Live 2019, the summer concert series promoted by the Forestry Commission.

Paul’s latest release ‘True Meanings’, entered the UK charts at No 2. It is his fourteenth solo album and the twenty-sixth studio album of his career that began in 1977 with The Jam’s debut album ‘In the City’. Five era-defining albums followed before he experienced further recognition with The Style Council and subsequent success with numerous solo releases such as ‘Wild Wood’, ‘Wake Up The Nation’ and ‘Sonik Kicks’. Paul Weller’s versatility and creative edge has connected with fans across the generations, making him one of the most significant players of the British Music scene over the past four decades. A cultural icon, his impact, relevance and popularity with the public, fellow musicians and critics alike remains unabated in his milestone 60th year.

Forest Live is a major outdoor live music series held every summer by Forestry Commission England in seven beautiful forests. Over 1.75 million people have attended a forest gig in the last eighteen years. Money raised from ticket sales helps to look after the nation’s forests sustainably, for people to enjoy and wildlife to thrive.

Paul Weller made his Forest Live debut in 2004 and has played to sell-out crowds ever since, with his most recent appearances being in 2014. Commenting on the new dates, Paul said, “The Forest shows are always great gigs for us and it’s been a while since I last did them so I’m really looking forward to them next year.”

Paul Weller + guests
Friday 14 June: Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos.
Sunday 16 June: Bedgebury Pinetum, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
Friday 21 June: Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk.
Saturday 22 June: Delamere Forest, near Northwich, Cheshire.
Friday 28 June: Dalby Forest, near Pickering, North Yorks.
Saturday 29 June: Sherwood Pines, near Mansfield, Notts.
Saturday 6 July: Cannock Chase Forest, near Rugeley, Staffs.

Tickets £48.50 (plus £5.35 booking fee) go on sale at 9am Friday 9 November from Forestry Commission box office tel 03000 680400 or buy online: www.forestryengland.uk/music 

 Paloma Faith For Forestry Shows.

Paloma Faith.Monday 29th Janauary 2018
With her acclaimed Number 1 album ‘The Architect’ riding high in the charts and a BRIT nomination for Best British Female, Paloma Faith announces ‘The Architect Summer Tour’ which includes dates as part of Forest Live, the concert series organised by the Forestry Commission.
So far ‘The Architect’ has spent 8 weeks in the top ten, propelled by the poptastic single ‘Crybaby’, the stunning ‘Guilty’ and latest ‘Til I’m Done’. The new album is currently on course to become her fourth double platinum album in a row – which would make her the first British woman in chart history to achieve this incredible feat! 
Equally at home both onstage and in the studio, these shows will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of the summer season.

Forest Live is a major live music series, managed by the Forestry Commission. Held every year in beautiful forest locations across the country, over 1.5 million people have attended a gig in the programme’s seventeen-year history. Income generated from ticket sales helps to look after the nation’s forests sustainably, for people to enjoy and wildlife to thrive.

Paloma Faith ‘The Architect Summer Tour’
+ Guests
Sunday 10 June Delamere Forest, Delamere, near Northwich, Cheshire
Friday 15 June Bedgebury Pinetum, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Saturday 16 June Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos
Friday 29 June Cannock Chase Forest, near Rugeley, Staffs

Tickets £43.00 (plus £4.80 booking fee) available from 9am Friday 2 February from the Forestry Commission box office tel 03000 680400 or buy online: forestry.gov.uk/music

 Tom Walker To Support The Script At Forest Shows.

Tom Walker.Monday 22nd Janauary 2018
The Script – Forest Live update – guest  support announced

Breaking Manchester artist Tom Walker is confirmed as guest support for The Script's Forest Live dates this Summer. Tom has been included in many of the polls and tips for 2018 including BBC Sound Of 2018; MTV Brand New 2018; Shazam's 'Next To Know'. The Glasgow born, Manchester raised, gravel voiced singer/songwriter is making his mark all over the globe with over 90 million streams as well as his latest single 'Leave A Light On' being added to the A List on BBC Radio 1.

The Script plus guest support Tom Walker

Thursday 7 June Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk
Thursday 14 June Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos

Tickets £42.50 (plus £4.75 booking fee) from the Forestry Commission box office tel: 03000 680400, or buy online at www.forestry.gov.uk/music

 George Ezra Announces Forest Show At Westonbirt.

George Ezra.Monday 8th Janauary 2018
George Ezra has announced dates as part of Forest Live, the summer concert series organised by the Forestry Commission.

George Ezra is one of the biggest selling male artists of the decade. The announcement heralds a big year for George, ahead of the release of his highly anticipated, soon-to-be-announced second album in March 2018. His debut album Wanted On Voyage is certified 4x platinum in the UK, and was amongst the top 10 biggest selling artist albums in this country in both 2014 and 2015, reaching #1 in the Official UK Chart and spending 122 weeks in the chart overall. In little more than 18 months Ezra went from virtual unknown to one of the international breakthrough artists of recent times: taking in a top 10 album in 10 countries; three sold out UK tours; nominations for four BRITs, one BBC Music Award and an Ivor Novello. George returned last summer with a new single Don’t Matter Now and the sold out, tongue-in-cheek-titled ‘TOP SECRET Tour’, and a summer of festival performances at Glastonbury, V Festival, TRNSMT and the Isle of Wight, amongst others.

Forest Live is a major live music series, managed by the Forestry Commission. Held annually in seven beautiful forest locations across the country, over 1.5 million people have attended a gig in the programme’s seventeen-year history. With everything required for a great night out, including good food and bar, the concerts are renowned for their informal and relaxed atmosphere set to a spectacular forest backdrop. Income generated from ticket sales helps look after the nation’s forests sustainably, for people to enjoy and wildlife to thrive.

George Ezra + Guests
Sunday 17 June: Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos.
Sunday 1 July: Cannock Chase Forest, near Rugeley, Staffs.

Tickets £34.50 (plus £3.95 booking fee) available from 9.00am on Friday 12th January from the Forestry Commission box office tel 03000 680400, or buy online at forestry.gov.uk/music

 The Script Announce Forest Show At Westonbirt.

The Script.Monday 26th November 2017
Dublin’s finest, The Script, announce dates for 2018 as part of Forest Live, the summer concert series organised by the Forestry Commission.
The Script are one of the world’s most popular bands and have sold over 29 million records. Their latest release, ‘Freedom Child’, topped the UK Official Albums Chart and scored the band their fourth UK No 1 album. Lead single ‘Rain’ picked up phenomenal radio airplay and the video has been viewed over 24 million times. This success replicates earlier outings with albums such as ‘The Script’; ‘Science and Faith’ and ‘No Sound Without Silence’ and anthemic pop/rock singles including ‘We Cry’; ‘The Man Who Can’t Be Moved’; ‘For The First Time’; ‘Hall Of Fame’ (featuring will.i.am) and ’Superheroes’. The Irish three-piece are also one of the biggest live acts, having sold over 1.4 million tickets across 203 headline shows.

Forest Live is a major live music series, managed by the Forestry Commission. Held annually in seven beautiful forest locations across the country, over 1.5 million people have attended a gig in the programme’s seventeen-year history. With everything required for a great night out, including good food and bar, the concerts are renowned for their informal and relaxed atmosphere set to a spectacular forest backdrop. Income generated from ticket sales helps look after the nation’s forests sustainably, for people to enjoy and wildlife to thrive.

Commenting on the dates, Danny O'Donoghue for The Script said, “We love performing as part of Forest Live. It will be our fourth trip to Thetford Forest and we look forward to making our debut at Westonbirt Arboretum. We hope you can join us to rock in this unique atmosphere.”

The Script plus guests

Thursday 7 June Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk
Thursday 14 June Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos

Tickets £42.50 (plus £4.75 booking fee) go on sale at 9.00am Friday 1 December from the Forestry Commission box office tel: 03000 680400, or buy online at www.forestry.gov.uk/music

 Paul Heaton And Jacqui Abbott Announce Special Forest Live Shows.

Paul Heaton And Jackie AbbotTuesday 17th October 2017
Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott with special guest Billy Bragg have announced dates as part of Forest Live, the summer concert series organised by the Forestry Commission.

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott’s latest album ‘Crooked Calypso’ charted at no 2 making it their highest release as a duo to date following on from two further top 5 albums in ‘What Have We Become’ (’14) and ‘Wisdom, Laughter and Lines’ (’15).

Paul Heaton, one of the UK’s most successful songwriters with some 10 million album sales under his belt, first came to public attention in the early 80s as front man of Hull-based indie poppers The Housemartins best known for their third single ‘Happy Hour’ and their No 1 acapella Isley Bros cover ‘Caravan of Love’.  In ’88 Heaton formed The Beautiful South, who released 10 hugely successful albums. Jacqui Abbott was lead vocalist in The Beautiful South from ’94 to 2000 and she sang many of their signature hits including ‘Rotterdam’, ‘Perfect 10’, ‘Don’t Marry Her’ and ‘Dream A Little Dream’.  The Forest Live gigs will see them play material from their albums as a duo and songs from The Beautiful South and the Housemartins.

Forest Live is a major live music series, managed by the Forestry Commission. Held every year in seven beautiful forest locations across the country, over 1.5 million people have attended a gig in the programme’s seventeen-year history. With everything required for a great night out, including good food and drink, the concerts are renowned for their informal and relaxed atmosphere set to a spectacular forest backdrop. Income generated from ticket sales helps to look after the nation’s forests sustainably, for people to enjoy and wildlife to thrive.

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott
With special guest Billy Bragg

Friday 8 June: Delamere Forest, near Northwich, Cheshire.
Saturday 9 June: Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk.
Friday 15 June: Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos.
Saturday 16 June: Bedgebury Pinetum, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
Friday 22 June: Sherwood Pines, near Mansfield, Notts.
Saturday 23 June: Dalby Forest, near Pickering, North Yorks.
Saturday 30 June: Cannock Chase Forest, near Rugeley, Staffs.

Tickets £33.50 (plus £3.85 booking fee) available from 9.00am on Friday 20 October from the Forestry Commission box office tel 03000 680400, or buy online at www.forestry.gov.uk/music