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The Pogues join Forest Live

The Pogues are the latest act to be announced, performing as part of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live annual concert series this summer where bands play in beautiful woodland settings across the country.

Presenting a compelling hybrid of folk, punk and rock, The Pogues made their mark on the British music scene by producing a string of classic albums including ‘Rum, Sodomy & The Lash’, ‘If I Should Fall From Grace With God’ and ‘Peace and Love’. Their innovative records, played with traditional instruments and electric guitars, created captivating music especially due to the song-writing talent of inimitable frontman Shane MacGowan. Revered for their legendary live performances, the band regularly headlines festivals across the world yet the Forest Live date will be their first appearance in the East Anglian region in well over a decade.

Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission bringing music to new audiences without commercial branding or sponsorship. Income generated from ticket sales is spent on improving the local forests for both people and wildlife. With everything required for a great night out, including full catering and bar facilities, the gigs are renowned for their relaxed atmosphere.

The Pogues plus guests will be performing:
Saturday 14 June: Thetford Forest, Nr Brandon, Suffolk.

Deacon Blue Forest Live dates announced

Deacon Blue have announced concerts as part of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live music series. Performing in spectacular woodland locations around the country the shows will be their only headline shows in England this Summer.

Deacon Blue are one of the most respected of all Scottish bands. Their melodic pop-rock style gained a fervent fan base through the release of several classic albums like ‘Raintown’, ‘When The World Knows Your Name’ and ‘Fellow Hoodlums’. With jazz and soul inspired melodies, the song-writing skills of front man Ricky Ross are illustrated through the diversity of their repertoire with defining singles including ‘Real Gone Kid’, ‘When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)?’, ‘Chocolate Girl’, ‘Wages Day’, ‘Fergus Sings The Blues’, ‘Twist and Shout’, ‘Your Town’ and ‘Dignity’. In 2012 Deacon Blue released their first album in over a decade, The Hipsters, which went Top 20 and was supported by a sold out UK tour.

Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission bringing music to new audiences without commercial branding or sponsorship. Income from the concerts is spent on improving the woodland for both people and wildlife.
Commenting on the Forest Live dates, Ricky Ross said, “This is a new adventure for the band. We are looking forward to bringing the full Deacon Blue live experience to these unique locations and we really hope you can join us.”
Deacon Blue plus guests will be performing:

Saturday 28 June: Dalby Forest, Nr Pickering, N Yorks
Sunday 13 July: Thetford Forest, Nr Brandon, Suffolk
Saturday 19 July: Westonbirt Arboretum, Nr Tetbury, Glos

Little Mix Forest Live concert announced

Pop sensations Little Mix are the latest act to announce their participation in the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live concert calendar where bands perform in spectacular woodland locations around the country each summer.

Since Little Mix were crowned the 2011 winners of The X Factor, band members Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirwall have experienced a meteoric rise in success both in the UK and across the globe. The band's platinum-selling album, ‘DNA’, became the highest debut ever for a British female group's first album in the U.S. charts, entering at Number 4 and eclipsing a sixteen-year-old record previously held by the Spice Girls ‘Spice’ album. 'DNA’ was also certified gold in Australia, and Top 5 in Japan and Little Mix now have over 5 million Facebook and Twitter fans respectively.

Last year saw the release of their second album, ‘Salute’. Bold, confident, emotionally-resonate and bursting with character, ‘Salute’ develops on the band’s contemporary pop and r’n’b influences. Hit single ‘Move’ took the UK by storm selling over 130,000 copies within the first three weeks of its release and TMS, the co-writers behind smash hit singles ‘Wings’ and ‘DNA’ from their debut album, have once again combined with the band for the powerful new single ‘Little Me’. Little Mix have also recorded this year's Sport Relief single helping with the fundraising efforts by releasing a cover of Cameo's 1986 single ‘Word Up’.

Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission, bringing music to new audiences without commercial branding or sponsorship. Income generated from ticket sales is spent on improving and protecting this internationally important tree collection. With everything required for a great night out, including full catering and bar facilities, the concerts are renowned for their relaxed atmosphere.

Commenting on the show, Perrie Edwards for Little Mix said, “We’re really excited to be performing at Westonbirt Arboretum this summer and can’t wait to see all our Mixers in the crowd.”

Suede announce forest gigs for the summer

Britpop pioneers Suede have announced gigs this summer as part of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live concert series where an eclectic mix of acts perform in magnificent woodland locations around the country.

Suede bounded onto the British music scene with the eponymous No 1 debut album released in 1993 that sold over 100,000 in its first week of release, kick-starting the Britpop revolution and going on to become a Mercury Music Prize winner. Success continued throughout the nineties with further No 1 albums like ‘Coming Up’ and ‘Head Music’ and top 10’s ‘Dog Man Star’ and ‘Sci-Fi Lullabies’.  Fronted by the charismatic Brett Anderson, top 10 singles like ‘Animal Nitrate’, Stay Together’, ‘Trash’, ‘Beautiful Ones’, ‘Saturday Night’, ‘Lazy’, ‘Filmstar’ and ‘Electricity’ epitomised the vibrancy, edge and excitement of the band and ensured an impressive chart presence across a decade before going on indefinite hiatus in 2003. After re-forming for some well-received live shows in 2010-11, Suede got down to recording their sixth studio album.  ‘Bloodsports’ was released in 2013 to overwhelmingly positive reviews, marked as one of the great rock comebacks and regarded as one of the best albums of the year.

Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission bringing music to new audiences without commercial branding or sponsorship. Income from the concerts is spent on improving the woodland for both people and wildlife.

Suede plus special guests will be performing:

Friday 13 June: Thetford Forest, Nr Brandon, Suffolk
Saturday 21 June: Westonbirt Arboretum, Nr Tetbury, Glos

James Blunt announces Forest gig

Multi award-winning artist, James Blunt has announced he will be playing in the beautiful setting of Yorkshire’s Dalby Forest as part of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live annual concert series.

James Blunt was propelled to stardom in 2005 with the release of debut album ‘Back To Bedlam’, which included the hit singles: ‘High’, ‘Goodbye My Lover’ and the sublime ‘You’re Beautiful’. The album went on to become not only the biggest selling album of that year but also of that decade and has the accolade of featuring in the top 20 greatest selling albums of all time. Since then, James has spent seven whole years on the road as well as releasing subsequent albums ‘All The Lost Souls’ (2007) and ‘Some Kind of Trouble’ (2010) contributing to nearly 17 million albums and 20 million singles sold worldwide. Last year saw the release of his fourth studio album ‘Moon Landing’, which entered the charts at No 2 and the Dalby date forms part of the Moon Landing 2014 world tour by James and his band.

Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission bringing music to new audiences without commercial branding or sponsorship. Income from the concerts is spent on improving the woodland for both people and wildlife.

Katherine Jenkins West Country concert announced for the summer

Superstar diva, Katherine Jenkins OBE has announced a special concert this summer, appearing at Westonbirt Arboretum as part of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live concert calendar.

Katherine Jenkins is the world’s most prolific classical crossover artist.  In 2003 she signed the biggest-ever recording contract for a classical artist and has since become the premiere ambassador of bringing classical music to a mainstream audience. Her stratospheric rise made Katherine the fastest-selling mezzo-soprano ever. To date, Katherine has released nine studio albums, all of which have sold in excess of seven million copies and gone platinum around the world.  She has received numerous awards for her recordings, including two Classical BRITS for the coveted Album of the Year Award. Due to international demand, Katherine spends much of her time touring the world. In 2013 alone she toured South Africa, the US, China, Japan, Abu Dhabi, and also continental Europe, cementing her position as one of the UK’s greatest musical exports. Her most recent accolade is receiving an OBE in the 2014 New Year Honours List for services to music and charity, in particular, her work with the armed forces.

Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission, bringing music to new audiences without commercial branding or sponsorship. Income generated from ticket sales is spent on caring for this internationally important tree collection and improving the arboretum for both people and wildlife.

Katherine Jenkins last played the venue to a capacity crowd in 2008, and commenting on her forthcoming concert she said, “I am really looking forward to returning to Westonbirt Arboretum this summer to perform again in such a beautiful location.” The concert will include a selection of Katherine’s favourite works as well as classic proms repertoire.

Paul Weller announces Forestry Commission gigs

Paul Weller has confirmed five forest gigs, appearing as part of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live concert programme in spectacular woodland locations across the country.
It's been thirty years since Paul Weller first exploded onto the music scene, suited and booted, and armed with statement tunes in The Jam. Blending the best of British with his love of Motown, Weller crafted a new landscape in the UK music scene thanks to an impressive portfolio of work including amongst others, Stanley Road, Illumination, 22 Dreams and 2013’s Sonik Kicks all hitting Number One. A significant figure in popular music for the past three generations, he remains a cultural icon.
Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission bringing music to new audiences without commercial branding or sponsorship. Income from the concerts is spent on improving the woodland for both people and wildlife.

Following on from two sold out Forest Live dates last summer, Paul said of the 2014 shows, “It’s a favourite summer jaunt for me so I look forward to performing in a few of the forests that I haven’t played in a good while”.

Paul Weller plus special guests will be performing:

Saturday 14 June:  Sherwood Pines Forest, Edwinstowe, Nr Mansfield, Notts.
Saturday 21 June: Bedgebury Pinetum & Forest, Nr Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
Friday 27 June:  Dalby Forest, Nr Pickering, N Yorks.
Saturday 28 June: Cannock Chase Forest, Nr Rugeley, Staffs.
Friday 4 July: Delamere Forest, Nr Northwich, Cheshire.

Boyzone Forest shows announced!

Boyzone have announced their Forest Live debut this summer. In a continuation of the celebration of their ‘BZ20’ anniversary, Ronan, Keith, Shane & Mikey will be performing in four spectacular woodland locations as part of the Forestry Commission’s annual concert series.

In November 1993 a bunch of young lads from the North side of Dublin infamously appeared on Ireland’s biggest TV show ‘The Late Late Show’ and the rest, as they say... is history. Twenty one singles, seven albums, twenty five million record sales, hundreds of gigs, millions of memories and twenty years later, Boyzone are still going strong. A phenomenal start to a musical career, they scored 16 consecutive top five singles such as ‘Love Me For A Reason’, ‘Father and Son’ and ‘Picture of You’ and the run included six number one’s ‘Words’, ‘A Different Beat’, ‘All That I Need’, ‘No Matter What’, ‘When The Going Gets Tough’ and ‘You Needed Me’.

Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission bringing music to new audiences without commercial branding or sponsorship. Income generated from ticket sales is spent on improving the local forests for both people and wildlife. With everything required for a great night out, including full catering and bar facilities, the gigs are renowned for their relaxed atmosphere.

Commenting on the shows, Ronan Keating said, “We’re pleased to be part of the Forest Live tour this year for the first time. It’s going to be great to perform our hits in such beautiful locations”.

Boyzone plus guests will be performing:
Thursday 12 June - Sherwood Pines Forest, Nr Edwinstowe, Notts
Sunday 6 July - Delamere Forest, Nr Northwich, Cheshire
Friday 11 July - Thetford Forest, Nr Brandon, Suffolk
Friday 18 July - Westonbirt Arboretum Nr Tetbury, Glos

Jessie J at Forest Live!

Jessie J concerts announced as part of Forest Live!

Jessie J has announced summer dates for 2014 as part of Forest Live, organised by the Forestry Commission, where concerts are performed in spectacular woodland locations around the country.

There hasn’t been a career in recent memory that has taken off so fast, so spectacularly and so all-consumingly as Jessie J’s. Highlights have included No 1 singles and two hugely successful albums that headed straight for the top with millions of sales worldwide, show-stopping performances in front of a global audience of billions at the London Olympics, a full-blown Saturday night prime-time TV career, extraordinary acts for charity that hit the headlines, Glastonbury festival and the Diamond Jubilee Concert.

With Jessie’s multi-platinum debut, ‘Who You Are’, she achieved the accolade of being the first UK solo artist to have six top-ten hits off one album including two No 1 singles: ‘Price Tag’ and ‘Domino’. Success continues with the 2013 release of her second power-pop album ‘Alive’ featuring the hit singles ‘Wild’, ‘It's My Party’ and ‘Thunder’ alongside a sell-out UK arena tour.

Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission bringing music to new audiences without commercial branding or sponsorship. Income from the concerts is spent on improving the woodland for both people and wildlife.

Commenting on the concerts, Jessie J said, “I made my Forest Live debut this summer with just one show which I loved so it’s great to be taking in another four Forest Live dates next year…………….see you there.”

Forestry Commission Live Music Dates & Tickets

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Thursday

12 Jun

2014

Sherwood Forest

Boyzone - Forest Live

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Thursday

12 Jun

2014

Thetford Forest High Lodge

Rebecca Ferguson - Forest Live

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Friday

13 Jun

2014

Sherwood Forest

Jessie J - Forest Live

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Friday

13 Jun

2014

Thetford Forest High Lodge

Suede - Forest Live

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Saturday

14 Jun

2014

Sherwood Forest

Paul Weller - Forest Live

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Saturday

14 Jun

2014

Thetford Forest High Lodge

The Pogues - Forest Live

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Friday

20 Jun

2014

Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest

Jessie J - Forest Live

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Saturday

21 Jun

2014

Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest

Paul Weller - Forest Live

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Saturday

21 Jun

2014

National Arboretum Westonbirt

Suede - Forest Live

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Sunday

22 Jun

2014

National Arboretum Westonbirt

Rebecca Ferguson - Forest Live

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Thursday

26 Jun

2014

Dalby Forest

James Blunt - Forest Live

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Friday

27 Jun

2014

Cannock Chase Forest

Jessie J - Forest Live

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Friday

27 Jun

2014

Dalby Forest

Paul Weller - Forest Live

Phone Venue

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Saturday

28 Jun

2014

Dalby Forest

Deacon Blue - Forest Live

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Saturday

28 Jun

2014

Cannock Chase Forest

Paul Weller - Forest Live

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Friday

04 Jul

2014

Delamere Forest

Paul Weller - Forest Live

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Saturday

05 Jul

2014

Delamere Forest

Jessie J - Forest Live

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Sunday

06 Jul

2014

Delamere Forest

Boyzone - Forest Live

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Friday

11 Jul

2014

Thetford Forest High Lodge

Boyzone - Forest Live

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Saturday

12 Jul

2014

Thetford Forest High Lodge

Katherine Jenkins - Forest Live

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Sunday

13 Jul

2014

Thetford Forest High Lodge

Deacon Blue - Forest Live

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Friday

18 Jul

2014

National Arboretum Westonbirt

Boyzone - Forest Live

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Saturday

19 Jul

2014

National Arboretum Westonbirt

Deacon Blue - Forest Live

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Sunday

20 Jul

2014

National Arboretum Westonbirt

Katherine Jenkins - Forest Live

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