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Jake Bugg announces Forest gig

Jake Bugg announces Forest gig

Jake Bugg has announced a home county gig as part of Forest Live, the annual summer concert series promoted by the Forestry Commission.

Bugg’s incredible ascent began in 2012 when his self-titled debut album entered the UK charts at number one (aged 18, making him the youngest British male artist ever to achieve this), going on to sell double platinum and shortlisted for the UK Mercury Music Prize. Success only accelerated Bugg’s creative momentum, releasing a follow-up twelve months later, 2013’s richly textured Shangri La, recorded in Malibu with Rick Rubin. That album returned Bugg to the top five, earning him his second BRIT nomination, a landmark show at London’s Royal Albert Hall and a sold out UK arena tour. His eagerly-awaited third album is expected for release this year.

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.

Jake Bugg plus guests

Thursday 23 June - Sherwood Pines Forest, near Mansfield, Notts

Tickets £36 (plus £4.10 booking fee) go on sale from 9.00am Wednesday 2 March.

Info:
jakebugg.com
forestry.gov.uk/music

Tom Jones announces Forest Live dates

Tom Jones announces Forest Live dates

Tom Jones has announced shows as part of Forest Live, the summer concert series promoted by the Forestry Commission.

Tom Jones’ remarkable career has gone from strength to strength.  Along with sustaining his popularity as a live performer and recording artist for over five decades, he has garnered the best reviews of his career for his recently released albums ‘Spirit In The Room’ and ‘Praise & Blame’. 

Jones has a fundamental interest in a wide range of music. Although he is well known for hits including ‘It’s Not Unusual’, ‘Kiss’, ‘Delilah’, ‘What’s New Pussycat’, ‘I’ll Never Fall In Love Again’ and ‘If I Only Knew’, he is first and foremost an artist with a true rhythm and blues soul. He has remained a prominent recording artist, with his 1999 album Reload the biggest selling (5m) of his then 35-year career. Tom was knighted by Her Majesty The Queen in 2006 and other highlights of his long career include receiving a BRIT Award for Best Male and Outstanding Contribution to Music, a Silver Clef Award for Lifetime Achievement and the prestigious Music Industry Trust Award.

In the latter part of 2015, Tom released his first ever autobiography entitled ‘Over The Top And Back’ and the books companion soundtrack entitled ‘Long Lost Suitcase’

Sir Tom is indeed a living legend, one of the few musical artists whose profession began at the dawn of modern popular music and who continues to have a vital recording and performing career to this day. His irresistible show traverses musical eras and genres, cuts across class divides, appealing to young and old, male and female, mainstream and cutting edge.

Commenting on the dates, Tom Jones said, “What a lovely experience this is going to be. I respect and admire the whole idea of Forest Live and hope you can join me to be a part of it.”

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 15 years 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.

UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue announce West Country woodland gig

UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue announce West Country woodland gig

 

UB40’s three founding members will be making a triumphant return to Westonbirt Arboretum this summer as part of Forest Live, the annual concert series organised by the Forestry Commission.

 

UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue will be performing a set of classic hits that a whole generation of fans grew up with, such as:, ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One in Ten’, ‘Red Red Wine’, ‘Please Don’t Make Me Cry’, ‘Kingston Town’ and ‘(I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You’, acknowledging UB40’s status as Britain’s most successful reggae band of all time.

 

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 15 years 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 gig, Ali Campbell, the legendary voice of UB40, said “It will actually be ten years ago to the very weekend that we graced the same stage at Westonbirt Arboretum. We hope you can come and enjoy this very special reunion with us.”

UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue

plus special guests Radio Riddler: 

 

Saturday 18 June: Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos

 

Tickets £38.50 plus £4.35 booking fee available from 9.00am Friday 12 February

 

Info:

ub40.org

forestry.gov.uk/music

Kaiser Chiefs announce Forest gigs

Kaiser Chiefs announce Forest gigs

Kaiser Chiefs is the latest band to announce dates as part of Forest Live, where acts perform in spectacular woodland settings around the country as part of the summer concert series promoted by the Forestry Commission.

Formed in Leeds in 2000, Kaiser Chiefs produced a succession of classic album releases in ‘Employment’, ‘Yours Truly, Angry Mob’ and ‘Off With Their Heads’ establishing them as one of the leading bands of their generation. Fronted by the charismatic Ricky Wilson, their trademark indie rock sound delivered a string of anthemic hits such as ‘Oh My God’, ‘I Predict A Riot’, ‘Everyday I Love You Less And Less’, ‘Ruby’ and ‘Never Miss A Beat’. This success has ensured a number of headline festival slots and sell-out tours. As a follow up to 2014’s No 1 album ‘Education, Education, Education & War’, the group are currently working on their sixth studio album. Ricky Wilson is currently appearing as a coach in the BBC series The Voice.

 

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 15 years 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 gigs, Ricky Wilson said, “As a band we’ve always loved to play outdoors, we’ve done fields, parks, farms, rooftops, beaches and back gardens, but this will be the first time we’ve played in a forest. If you go down to the woods this Summer, you’re sure of a big surprise. We’re really looking forward to being part of Forest Live.”


Kaiser Chiefs plus guests will be performing:

Friday 17 June: Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos 

Saturday 18 June: Bedgebury Pinetum, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Sunday 26 June: Dalby Forest, near Pickering, N Yorks

Sunday 3 July: Delamere Forest, near Northwich, Cheshire

Sunday 10 July: Cannock Chase Forest, near Rugeley, Staffs

Rudimental announce Forest shows

Rudimental have announced dates for the summer, as part of Forest Live, the concert series promoted by the Forestry Commission where acts perform in unique woodland locations around the country.

Rudimental’s debut album, ‘Home’, now double platinum selling over 600,000 copies in the UK, spawned five huge hit singles including two UK Number Ones with ‘Feel The Love’ ft. John Newman and ‘Waiting All Night’ ft. Ella Eyre. Public adulation was reflected in industry accolades including a BRIT Award (Best British Single for ‘Waiting All Night’) and a MOBO Award (Best Album). Collectively, they have gone on to sell over 5 million singles worldwide and over 200 million views across their YouTube channel and ‘Waiting All Night’ alone has clocked up over 100 million streams on Spotify.

For their second album release, ‘We The Generation’ marks a progressive Rudimental, a genre-defying collective that continues to change the face of dance music not just within the UK music scene but globally. They have become recognised for discovering and nurturing the hottest new up and coming talent and their sophomore album continues this, introducing Anne-Marie, Will Heard, and with Mahalia on the title track. Further collaborations abound with established artists such as ‘New Day’ ft. Bobby Womack and the hit singles ‘Bloodstream’ and ‘Lay It All On Me’ with Ed Sheeran. Renowned for their electric live performances, fans can expect a formidable set from the Hackney four-piece and their supporting cast.  

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 15 years 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.

Rudimental plus special guests:

Thursday 16 June Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos

Thursday 30 June Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk

John Newman announces Forest gig

John Newman announces Forest gig

John Newman has announced a Yorkshire Forest Live date for 2016 as part of the annual summer concert series organised by the Forestry Commission.

Born and raised in North Yorkshire and a student of Leeds College of Music, John Newman first came to attention through his work with Rudimental producing the No 1 single ‘Feel The Love’. A No 1 platinum selling debut album ‘Tribute’ soon followed which included singles ‘Cheating’, ‘Losing Sleep’ and the gargantuan hit ‘Love Me Again’. A further collaboration with Calvin Harris generated the hit single ‘Blame.’ Newman’s sophomore album ‘Revolve’ includes lead single ‘Come and Get It’ and coincides with the release of ‘Revolve: The Book’, which documents the creative process behind the album and past hits.

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 15 years 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 show, John Newman said, “I have heard a lot about the famous Dalby Forest gigs and I am extremely pleased to be playing there as it will be a home county gig for me. I hope you can join me and my band to make it a really special night out amongst the trees”

 

John Newman plus guests

Saturday 25 June Dalby Forest, Near Pickering, N Yorks

 

Guy Garvey announces Forest Live summer shows

Guy Garvey has announced two special dates as part of Forest Live, the Forestry Commission’s summer concert series.

After nearly twenty five years and counting as frontman of influential rock band Elbow, Guy Garvey has released his debut solo album, ‘Courting the Squall’, including lead single ‘Angela’s Eyes’. The song writing reflects Guy’s past work at times, the big themes of love and friendship and the lure of his Northern homeland. The critically acclaimed album perfectly illustrates Guy Garvey’s standing as one of the UK’s most recognised and celebrated musicians and lyricists.

Commenting on the dates, Guy Garvey said, “I have played Forest Live once before with Elbow so I am really delighted to be performing again in these beautiful locations. It should be a magical experience on a summer’s evening in a forest.”

Guy Garvey plus guests.

Friday 24 June: Dalby Forest, near Pickering, N. Yorks
Saturday 25 June: Sherwood Pines, Edwinstowe, near Mansfield, Notts.

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott announce Forest Live summer shows

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott announce Forest gigs


Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott have announced dates as part of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live music series where an eclectic mix of acts perform in unique woodland locations around the country each summer.

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott’s latest top ten album, ‘Wisdom, Laughter and Lines’ includes the singles ‘I Don’t See Them’ and ‘The Austerity of Love’ which was ‘Record of the Week’ on BBC Radio 2. This follows their critically acclaimed, certified gold debut in 2014, ‘What Have We Become,’ their first recording reunion since the multi-million selling days of The Beautiful South classic albums ‘Miaow’, ‘Blue Is The Colour’ and ‘Quench’ with witty and ironic hits such as ‘Rotterdam’, ‘Don’t Marry Her’ and ‘Perfect 10’. The Forest Live gigs will see them play material from their new album and songs from The Beautiful South and the Housemartins.

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott plus guests.

Friday 24 June Sherwood Pines Forest, near Mansfield, Notts.
Friday 1 July Delamere Forest, near Northwich, Cheshire.
Saturday 2 July Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk.
Saturday 9 July Cannock Chase Forest, near Rugeley, Staffs.

Simply Red announce Forest Live summer shows

Simply Red announce Forest Live summer shows


Simply Red is the first band to announce dates for 2016 as part of Forest Live, the summer concert series promoted by the Forestry Commission where acts perform in beautiful woodland locations around the country.

Mick Hucknall’s iconic voice was the defining sound of British R‘n’B in the eighties and nineties and one in five British households has a Simply Red album. Culminating in over 60 million worldwide sales the band’s landmark albums include ‘Picture Book’, ‘Men and Women’, ‘A New Flame’, ‘Stars’, ‘Life’ and ‘Blue.’

As the band enters its fourth decade, buoyed by the excellent new album ‘Big Love’, their reputation as one of the great British groups is set for some timely enhancement as they perform their greatest hits such as; ‘Money’s Too Tight (Too Mention)’, ‘Holding Back The Years’, ‘If You Don’t Know Me By Now’, ‘Something Got Me Started’, ‘The Right Thing’, ‘Stars’, ‘Fairground’, ‘Angel’ and ‘Sunrise’.

Commenting on the concerts, front man Mick Hucknall for Simply Red said, “Having had a great time as part of Forest Live back in 2010, we are delighted to be returning in 2016 and hope you can join us in celebrating over 30 years in the music business”.

Simply Red plus guests:

Saturday 2 July: Delamere Forest, near Northwich, Cheshire.
Sunday 3 July: Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk.

Forestry Commission Live - ACCESS POLICY

Forest Live - Access Information 2016


Buying Tickets and Concessions for Carers/ Companions

Standard tickets are available to purchase on line or over the telephone.
Telephone 03000 680400
www.forestry.gov.uk/music

Customers who have a health condition or disability that meet the requirements for proof of disability, as detailed below, will be able to purchase a ticket for themselves at standard price, plus booking fees and also receive a free carer/companion ticket.

Customers wishing to purchase a ticket for a person with a health condition or disability along with a complimentary ticket for a carer/ companion should make an online purchase for only the number of standard full price tickets required and should then contact the box office on 03000 680400 or email boxoffice@forestry.gsi.gov.uk  to arrange for the additional free carer/companion ticket to be added to the booking.

Alternatively bookings can be made entirely by telephone however in peak booking periods / on-sale days, the online booking route detailed above is recommended, to avoid disappointment.

Where an adult or child requires assistance to attend a concert because of a health condition or disability and is in receipt of any of the following benefits, they will qualify for a free carer/companion ticket:

  • Middle or Higher rate of Disability Living Allowance (mobility or care component);
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Enhanced rate of Personal Independence Payment (daily living or mobility component)

Unfortunately, a Blue Badge cannot be accepted as proof of a health condition or disability.

If you have a temporary health condition or disability and require a carer/ companion in order to be able to attend the concert please telephone the box office to discuss your requirements.

Carers must be capable of supporting the disabled person’s needs in the events of an emergency or evacuation of the arena. Carers should be aged 16 plus.

About our Venues
Forest Live events are held outdoors in clearings in forests. There are no covered areas in the arena. Please ensure you have sufficient warm and waterproof clothing as umbrellas are not permitted.

Folding chairs and rugs may be brought into the arena as seating is not provided. Some items including cans, glass, non-plastic crockery and cutlery etc are not permitted in the arena – please see terms and conditions for full list of prohibited items.

Early entry to the arena (e.g. before the main gates open) is not available for anyone.

Car Parking
Sufficient on site car parking is provided at all our venues. Car parking is included in the ticket price.

Priority parking is allocated nearest to the arena for disabled customers. Parking spaces cannot be reserved. At some venues disabled parking is limited and therefore limited to blue badge holders.
We regret that we are not able provide assistance from the car park to the arena.

Please see venue information for specific details of disabled car parking.

Getting to the arena
The distance and details of the path surface between the arena and the car parks varies. Please see venue information for specific details of distances and path surfaces.

Accessible toilets
Accessible toilets are provided next to the viewing platform and also in the main block of temporary toilets in the arena.

Other accessible toilets may be available outside the arena, for example at the visitor centre or café – please see venue information sheets for full details.

Inside the arena
Crowd conditions can vary dependant on artists.  For your safety and the safety of others, any instruction from a steward must be followed (see item 12 of terms and conditions).

Viewing platform
Viewing area for disabled revellers at a live music event in Theford ForestA viewing platform is available. It is intended for customers who are wheelchair users, or who have health conditions or other disabilities where they have to remain seated for long periods of time.

Use of the viewing platform is not limited to people who qualify for carer/companion tickets, however customers using the viewing platform must give priority to disabled customers and in particular wheelchair users. Places on the platform cannot be guaranteed or reserved.

One carer or companion or family member is welcome to accompany the disabled person on the viewing platform. As with the rest of the arena no seating is provided so carers may wish to bring folding chairs.

The viewing platform is accessed by a ramp, assistance negotiating the slope is available from the steward at the viewing platform, please ask.

Assistance dogs
Assistance dogs are welcome but please be aware that higher levels of live music noise encountered at outdoor concerts may frighten the animal.

Please pick up after your assistance dog and as there are no specific dog bins please use the general rubbish bins.

Laser and Strobe Lighting

Laser and strobe lighting may be used at some events, full details will only be available near to the time of the event – please enquire to box office.

All our information sheets are available in large print, please contact us on 03000 680400 or boxoffice@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Forestry Commission Live - Ts&Cs

Forest Live Terms & Conditions
and Group Booking Policy 2016

1. This event will continue regardless of weather except in the case of extreme weather conditions affecting the venue.

2. Tickets will only be refunded if the event is cancelled by the organiser and the ticket is returned within 28 days of the concert date. The booking fee is not refundable under any circumstances.

3. Tickets which are lost or not delivered due to the fault of the consumer will not be replaced.

4. Seating is not provided in the arena - folding chairs are permitted.

5. Umbrellas, tables, glass, cans, metal and breakable crockery are prohibited. No more than total 2 litres soft and/or alcoholic drink permitted per person.

6. Naked flames (including fireworks, BBQs, sparklers), laser pens, banners, flagpoles, parasols, gazebos, tents and dogs (apart from registered assistance dogs) are prohibited.

7. Admission is by physical ticket only, no other proof of purchase will be accepted.

8. We reserve the right to search all persons and all personal property and to prohibit any other items considered to be a potential hazard.

9. Professional photography is prohibited.

10. Under 16s must be accompanied by a parent/guardian (18 or over) and supervised at a maximum ratio of 1 adult to 8 children.  The Forestry Commission may refuse entry without valid proof of age. Children aged 5 and under do not require a ticket.

11. The Forestry Commission will not be responsible for damage or injury caused or that caused by third parties or for loss of personal property on site or left in vehicles. Damages will not be paid in any circumstances.

12. Any person who fails or refuses to comply with instructions from any persons acting for the Forestry Commission may be removed from the venue.

13. We reserves the right to refuse admission. No person considered drunk or under the influence of drugs will be admitted.

14. Ticket holders consent to recording, filming, CCTV and photography that may be used for promotional purposes, by artists as a live product or for security purposes.

15. Customers purchasing over 8 tickets* must adhere to the group booking policy (see below). Tickets are not permitted for resale in the course of business or for a profit. Purchases suspected of being made with the intention of resale for profit will be cancelled.

16. The Forestry Commission reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time.

17. The purchase and use of this ticket shall constitute an acceptance of these conditions by the purchaser and holder.
Group bookings (over eight tickets):

We operate a group booking policy aimed at protecting potential customers from ticket touting, ticket scams and re-selling of tickets at an inflated price.
The purchase of over eight tickets constitutes a group booking (even if purchased in separate transactions).

As part of this policy, we ask customers booking nine or more tickets to sign a disclaimer regarding the use of their tickets. This is designed to prevent purchase by parties intending to re-sell the tickets for profit (prohibited in point 15 of our Terms and Conditions).

We reserve the right to contact any customer to discuss their purchase and ensure that our booking policy and terms and conditions are adhered to.

We are unable to offer any group discounts.

Forestry Commission Live Music Dates & Tickets

18:00

Thursday

16 Jun

2016

Rudimental - Forest Live

National Arboretum Westonbirt

Sold Out

18:00

Friday

17 Jun

2016

Kaiser Chiefs - Forest Live

National Arboretum Westonbirt

Sold Out

18:00

Friday

17 Jun

2016

Tom Jones - Forest Live

Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest

Buy Tickets

18:00

Saturday

18 Jun

2016

Kaiser Chiefs - Forest Live

Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest

Sold Out

18:00

Saturday

18 Jun

2016

UB40 - Forest Live

National Arboretum Westonbirt

Buy Tickets

18:00

Sunday

19 Jun

2016

Tom Jones - Forest Live

National Arboretum Westonbirt

Sold Out

18:00

Thursday

23 Jun

2016

Jake Bugg - Forest Live

Mansfield Sherwood Pines Forest Park

Buy Tickets

18:00

Friday

24 Jun

2016

Guy Garvey - Forest Live

Dalby Forest

Buy Tickets

18:00

Friday

24 Jun

2016

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott - Forest Live

Mansfield Sherwood Pines Forest Park

Buy Tickets

18:00

Saturday

25 Jun

2016

Guy Garvey - Forest Live

Mansfield Sherwood Pines Forest Park

Buy Tickets

18:00

Saturday

25 Jun

2016

John Newman - Forest Live

Dalby Forest

Buy Tickets

18:00

Sunday

26 Jun

2016

Kaiser Chiefs - Forest Live

Dalby Forest

Sold Out

18:00

Thursday

30 Jun

2016

Rudimental - Forest Live

Thetford Forest High Lodge

Phone Venue

18:00

Friday

01 Jul

2016

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott - Forest Live

Delamere Forest

Phone Venue

18:00

Saturday

02 Jul

2016

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott - Forest Live

Thetford Forest High Lodge

Phone Venue

18:00

Saturday

02 Jul

2016

Simply Red - Forest Live

Delamere Forest

Sold Out

18:00

Sunday

03 Jul

2016

Kaiser Chiefs - Forest Live

Delamere Forest

Sold Out

18:00

Sunday

03 Jul

2016

Simply Red - Forest Live

Thetford Forest High Lodge

Buy Tickets

18:00

Saturday

09 Jul

2016

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott - Forest Live

Cannock Chase Forest

Phone Venue

18:00

Sunday

10 Jul

2016

Kaiser Chiefs - Forest Live

Cannock Chase Forest

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