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Tom Odell announces Forestry Commission gigs

Tom Odell has announced a very special tour of the nation’s forests for 2015. The exceptionally talented artist is the first act to announce multiple dates as part of Forestry Commission’s Forest Live which will see him perform in seven spectacular woodland venues across England.

Released in June 2013, Tom Odell’s debut album ‘Long Way Down’ shot straight to number one. He heard the news whilst performing on the John Peel Stage at Glastonbury that year. Described by The Telegraph as “utterly compelling”, singles from the album including ‘Can’t Pretend’, ‘Hold Me’ and the gargantuan ‘Another Love’ illustrate a song-writing maturity beyond his years. This has resulted in his achieving the ultimate industry accolade of ‘Songwriter of the Year’ at the 2014 Ivor Novello Awards as well as previously winning the BRITs Critics’ Choice Award for 2013. Following a succession of sold out headline tours and with ‘Long Way Down’ being certified gold, a packed summer of festival appearances in 2014 included V Festival, Isle of Wight and a show supporting one of his idols Neil Young at Hyde Park. Chosen to perform the soundtrack to this year’s John Lewis Christmas advert, the 24-year-old has added his spine-tingling vocals to a cover of John Lennon’s classic ‘Real Love’, generating millions of YouTube views. Tom is currently in the studio recording his new album.

Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission to bring forests to new audiences.

Income generated from ticket sales is spent on protecting, improving and expanding England’s forests and woodlands and increasing their value to people and wildlife. Over Forest Live’s 14 year history, money raised has contributed to a wide range of projects, from wildlife conservation to making improvements for visitors.

With everything required for a great night out, including full catering and bar facilities, the gigs are renowned for their relaxed atmosphere.

Commenting on his forest gigs, Tom Odell said, “This will be a whole new experience for me. I can’t wait to bring my live show to the woods and I hope to see you there.”

Tom Odell Plus Guests:

Friday 19 June: Bedgebury Pinetum, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
Saturday 20 June: Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos.  
Thursday 25 June: Dalby Forest, near Pickering, N Yorks.
Friday 26 June: Sherwood Pines Forest, Edwinstowe, near Mansfield, Notts.
Saturday 4 July: Delamere Forest, Delamere, Cheshire.
Sunday 5 July: Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk.
Sunday 12 July: Cannock Chase Forest, near Rugeley, Staffs.

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott announce Forest Show

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott have announced a Forest Live date for 2015. They are the first act confirmed to appear in Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire, as part of the annual summer music series organised by the Forestry Commission, where bands perform in unique woodland locations across England.

Paul and Jacqui’s 2014 album, ‘What Have We Become’, which reached number three in the UK charts, poignantly marked the 20th anniversary of their first album together, The Beautiful South’s ‘Miaow’. Equally significant, it reunited Paul with John Williams, the producer of his first album, The Housemartins’ ‘London 0 Hull 4’, and his first number one, 1986’s ‘Caravan Of Love’. The magic Heaton/Abbott vocal chemistry forever imbedded in such Beautiful South classics as ‘Rotterdam’, ‘Don’t Marry Her’ and ‘Perfect 10’ is recaptured on the critically acclaimed album, including singles ‘D.I.Y’, ‘Moulding Of A Fool’ and ‘When It Was Ours’, and in live performances with a succession of sold out indoor shows. The Dalby Forest concert will see them play material from their new album and songs from The Beautiful South and the Housemartins.
Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission to bring forests to new audiences.

Income generated from ticket sales is spent on protecting, improving and expanding England’s forests and woodlands and increasing their value to people and wildlife. Over Forest Live’s 14 year history, money raised has contributed to a wide range of projects, from wildlife conservation to making improvements for visitors. With everything required for a great night out, including full catering and bar facilities, the gigs are renowned for their relaxed atmosphere.

The Script announce Forest gig!

The Script is the first act to be announced for Forest Live 2015; the annual summer music series organised by the Forestry Commission, where bands perform in unique woodland locations across England.

The Irish trio’s fourth album ‘No Sound Without Silence’ hit the top of the charts on its release and follows on from previous success with ‘#3’, 'Science & Faith' and their eponymous debut, all contributing to sales in excess of 20 million.

The latest single ‘Superheroes’ joins a raft of previous impassioned and catchy hits including ‘We Cry’, ‘The Man Who Can’t Be Moved’, ‘Breakeven’, ‘Nothing’ and ‘For The First Time’. Worldwide no. 1 ‘Hall Of Fame’ featuring fellow ‘The Voice’ judge will.i.am has generated five million sales, 150 million YouTube views, and 100 million Spotify plays, making the streaming service’s top 10 acts of all time and confirming the band’s global appeal and longevity.

Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission to bring both music and forests to new audiences.

Income generated from ticket sales is spent on protecting, improving and expanding England’s forests and woodlands and increasing their value to people and wildlife. Over Forest Live’s 14 year history, money raised has contributed to a wide range of projects, from wildlife conservation to making improvements for visitors.

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 forest show, Danny O'Donoghue for The Script said, “We love performing live and our biennial gig in the woods is becoming a bit of a touring tradition, so we are really looking forward to playing Thetford Forest again in 2015.”

The Script plus guests will be performing:

Thursday 2 July: Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk.

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19 Jun

2015

Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest

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20 Jun

2015

National Arboretum Westonbirt

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25 Jun

2015

Dalby Forest

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26 Jun

2015

Mansfield Sherwood Pines Forest Park

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27 Jun

2015

Dalby Forest

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02 Jul

2015

Thetford Forest High Lodge

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04 Jul

2015

Delamere Forest

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05 Jul

2015

Thetford Forest High Lodge

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12 Jul

2015

Cannock Chase Forest

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