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Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra - Forest Live

Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra announce a Forest Live date for the summer

Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestrahave announced a date as part of Forest Live, the third and final headline act appearing at Sherwood Pines in the summer concert series presented by Forestry England.

A sublimely talented pianist from an early age, Jools Holland has combined a prolific recording and touring career as a band leader and working with the greatest artists in music, alongside highly successful roles in broadcasting. As one of the biggest bands on the road, Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra have built up a loyal fanbase nationwide with over 30 years of touring their formidable live show. The 19-piece orchestra consists of pianist, organist, drummer, three female vocals, guitar, bass guitar, two tenor saxophones, two alto saxophones, baritone saxophone, three trumpets and three trombones. Famed for their unique interpretations and original works, as well as for performing and recording with special guest artists, the band’s popularity continues unabated.

Accompanying Jools with the Rhythm & Blues Orchestra will be the supremely talented Ruby Turner, with her breath-taking gospel, soul and rhythm & blues vocals, Louise Marshall, with her beautiful soul and jazz tones, as well as original Squeeze member and powerhouse Gilson Lavis on drums. They will be joined by special guest and BRIT Award winner Eddi Reader. Jools and Eddi have been collaborating musically for more than 20 years and Jools has previously described her as, “one of (his) favourite singers of all time.”

Commenting on the concert, Jools Holland, said, “We last played Sherwood Pines back in 2003 so an appearance is long overdue. We are looking forward to making a welcome return to perform in such a wonderful setting.”

Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra - featuring Gilson Lavis with special guest vocalist Eddi Reader and guest vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall

Kaiser Chiefs - Forest Live

Kaiser Chiefs announce Forest Live date

Kaiser Chiefs have announced a Yorkshire date as part of Forest Live, the summer concert series presented by Forestry England.

Kaiser Chiefs have become one of the most successful British guitar bands of the millennium. Their unique indie rock sound evolved through revered albums ‘Employment’, ‘Yours Truly, Angry Mob’ and ‘Off With Their Heads’. The Leeds band instantly connected with their generation, led by charismatic frontman Ricky Wilson belting out anthemic hits such as ‘Oh My God’, ‘I Predict A Riot’, ‘Everyday I Love You Less And Less’, ‘Ruby’ and ‘Never Miss A Beat’. Renowned for their explosive live shows, the Forest Live set will feature new material from their latest album release ‘Duck’ and Kaiser Chiefs’ classic hits.

Commenting on the date, Ricky Wilson said, “We’re chuffed to be playing a home county gig in Dalby Forest this Summer. We last played there in 2016 as part of Forest Live series and it’s an amazing location to perform deep in the woods so we hope you can join us on this escapade.”

Kaiser Chiefs + special guests

Rag 'n' Bone Man - Forest Live

Rag'n'Bone Man announces Forest Live dates

Rag'n'Bone Man has announced dates as part of Forest Live, the summer concert series presented by Forestry England.

Rory Graham aka Rag'n'Bone Man is an English singer-songwriter known for his distinctive baritone voice. Having won the 2017 BRIT’s ‘British Breakthrough Act’ and receiving the BRIT’s Critics’ Choice Award in the same year, Rag'n'Bone Man cemented his success with the record-breaking release of his 4 x platinum #1 album Human and a further BRIT Award for ‘British Single’ for the title track (Human) in 2018. The album has been recognised internationally, earning Rory sell-out tours and festival appearances around the globe. Subsequent side projects include the monster hit collaboration track 'Giant' with Calvin Harris; he is currently working on his next album.

Rag'n'Bone Man + guests

Thursday 11 June: Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos.

Sunday 21 June: Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk.

Madness - Forest Live

Madness announce Forest Live shows for the summer

Madness have announced dates as part of Forest Live, the summer concert series presented by Forestry England.

Drawing on their musical roots in ska, Madness were responsible for some of the most credible pop compositions of the eighties with their ability to write songs that sparkle with the spirit of British life. Creating their trademark ‘nutty’ sound, they spent more weeks in the charts in that decade than any other group, with classic hits such as ‘One Step Beyond’, ‘My Girl’, ‘Baggy Trousers’, ‘Embarrassment’, ‘Grey Day’, ‘House Of Fun’, ‘Driving In My Car’, ‘Our House’ and ‘Wings Of A Dove’. Famous for their legendary live shows, their performances exude good-humour and exuberance. In 2019, the band celebrated their 40th Anniversary, including the book release ‘Before We Was We: Madness by Madness’ and sold out Roundhouse dates in their London hometown, testament to their enduring popularity as they enter the next phase of their incredible career.

Commenting on the Forest Live gigs, Madness said, “Madheads come down to the woods, you’ll be in for a big surprise!”

Madness with special guests The Farm and guest support Emily Capell

Saturday 13 June: Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos.

Saturday 20 June: Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk.

Jack Savoretti - Forest Live

Jack Savoretti announces Forest Live concert date for the summer

Jack Savoretti has announced a south east date as part of Forest Live, the summer concert series presented by Forestry England.

2019 has proven the biggest year of Jack Savoretti’s career. The English-Italian singer-songwriter’s sixth studio album ‘Singing To Strangers’ debuted at No 1 in the charts and has become his third consecutive UK gold-certified album succeeding ‘Written in Scars’ (2014) and ‘Sleep No More’ (2016). Following on from rapturously-received shows across the world, Jack completes the year with a sold-out UK tour and the release of ‘Singing To Strangers’ Special Edition. This album features ten additional tracks including a brand new single, live recordings and collaborations with artists as diverse as Kylie, Mika and Sigma.

Commenting on the announcement, Jack Savoretti said, “I played three Forest Live concerts in 2019. These Forestry England shows are great gigs for me in such beautiful locations and I am delighted to have a date in my summer diary to be returning in 2020. Looking forward to seeing you at Bedgebury Pinetum.”

Jack Savoretti plus guests

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Forest Live

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds announce Forest Live dates for the summer

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have announced three Forest Live shows with Australian outfit Confidence Man in June next year.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds plus special guests Confidence Man will play:

Thursday 18 June: Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk.

Friday 19 June: Cannock Chase Forest, near Rugeley, Staffs.

Friday 26 June: Sherwood Pines, near Mansfield, Notts.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds first emerged in 2011 with their eponymous album going double platinum in the UK and selling over 2.5 million copies worldwide. ‘Chasing Yesterday’ and ‘Who Built The Moon?’ followed, making it a hat-trick of Number 1 albums. Noel Gallagher has been at the forefront of the British music scene since the mid-nineties Britpop explosion. As a founding member and the principal songwriter of Oasis, Noel has sold over 70 million records, including the band’s generation-defining albums ‘Definitely Maybe’ and ‘What’s The Story Morning Glory?’. His new single, 'Wandering Star', is taken from the 'Blue Moon Rising' EP, to be released in March 2020. At Forest Live, Noel with his 11-piece band will be performing tracks from his new series of EP's and from the impressive Gallagher back catalogue.

Keane - Forest Live

Keane announce Forest Live dates for the summer

Keane has announced dates as part of Forest Live, the summer concert series presented by Forestry England.

The band made a welcome return in 2019 after a six-year hiatus, with their latest studio album ‘Cause and Effect’ and a triumphant sold-out UK tour. This release follows on from their succession of previous No 1 albums that have accumulated over 13 million sales worldwide: ‘Under The Iron Sea’, ‘Perfect Symmetry’, ‘Strangeland’ and debut smash, ‘Hopes and Fears’. Generating hit singles ‘Somewhere Only We Know’, ‘Everybody’s Changing’, ‘This Is The Last Time’ and ‘Bedshaped’, this first record became one of the biggest selling albums in UK chart history and made Keane one of the most popular bands both in Britain and internationally.

The birth of their new album, ‘Cause and Effect’, came as something of a surprise even to the band. Singer Tom Chaplin had released two successful solo albums but missed his old sparring partner Tim Rice-Oxley. “I found myself wondering how I had come to let this very enigmatic and important relationship in my life drift,” Tom says.

Meanwhile Tim had written an album’s worth of incredibly personal songs fuelled by humour as well as pain; a break-up album. When Tom, bassist Jesse Quin and drummer Richard Hughes heard the songs, they were immediately drawn to them both sonically and lyrically.

Keane last appeared as part of Forest Live in 2010, and the upcoming dates will see them return to perform material from their extensive repertoire.

Keane plus guests

Friday 12 June: Bedgebury Pinetum, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

Sunday 14 June: Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos.

Saturday 20 June: Cannock Chase Forest, near Rugeley, Staffs.

James Morrison and Will Young - Forest Live

James Morrison and Will Young announce co-headline Forest Live summer gigs

James Morrison and Will Young have announced co-headlining dates as part of Forest Live, the summer concert series presented by Forestry England.

With the release of his debut album, ‘Undiscovered’, singer-songwriter, James Morrison was catapulted into the limelight. The album went on to sell over a million copies with fans being enraptured by the beauty of his once-in-a-generation voice. His five Top 10 singles all rank among the biggest of their era, including the breakthrough smashes ‘You Give Me Something’ and ‘Wonderful World’, plus the huge Nelly Furtado collaboration ‘Broken Strings’.

Will Young has spent much of the last two decades at the forefront of pop, having won the inaugural series of Pop Idol which shot him to national fame. A chart-storming career followed including seven top 5 albums (four reaching the top spot) and four number 1 singles such as ‘Leave Right Now’ and ‘Jealousy’ ensuring his standing as an iconic part of noughties UK pop culture.

The special concerts will see both BRIT Award winning artists perform individual sets that include greatest hits and material from their latest albums: Will’s ‘Lexicon’ and James’s ‘You’re Stronger Than You Know’.

James Morrison and Will Young

Friday 12th June: Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos.

Sunday 14th June: Bedgebury Pinetum, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

Friday 19 June: Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk.

Sunday 21st June: Cannock Chase Forest, near Rugeley, Staffs.

Saturday 27th June: Dalby Forest, near Pickering, North Yorkshire.

Sunday 28th June: Sherwood Pines Forest, near Mansfield, Notts.

Forest Live Dates & Tickets

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Thursday

11 Jun

2020

Rag 'n' Bone Man - Forest Live

National Arboretum Westonbirt

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18:00

Friday

12 Jun

2020

James Morrison and Will Young - Forest Live

National Arboretum Westonbirt

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18:00

Friday

12 Jun

2020

Keane - Forest Live

Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest

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18:00

Saturday

13 Jun

2020

Jack Savoretti - Forest Live

Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest

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18:00

Saturday

13 Jun

2020

Madness - Forest Live

National Arboretum Westonbirt

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18:00

Sunday

14 Jun

2020

James Morrison and Will Young - Forest Live

Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest

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18:00

Sunday

14 Jun

2020

Keane - Forest Live

National Arboretum Westonbirt

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19:30

Thursday

18 Jun

2020

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Forest Live

Thetford Forest

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18:00

Friday

19 Jun

2020

James Morrison and Will Young - Forest Live

Thetford Forest

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19:30

Friday

19 Jun

2020

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Forest Live

Cannock Chase Forest

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18:00

Saturday

20 Jun

2020

Keane - Forest Live

Cannock Chase Forest

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18:00

Saturday

20 Jun

2020

Madness - Forest Live

Thetford Forest

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18:00

Sunday

21 Jun

2020

James Morrison and Will Young - Forest Live

Cannock Chase Forest

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18:00

Sunday

21 Jun

2020

Rag 'n' Bone Man - Forest Live

Thetford Forest

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18:00

Friday

26 Jun

2020

Kaiser Chiefs - Forest Live

Dalby Forest

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19:00

Friday

26 Jun

2020

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Forest Live

Mansfield Sherwood Pines Forest Park

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18:00

Saturday

27 Jun

2020

James Morrison and Will Young - Forest Live

Dalby Forest

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18:00

Saturday

27 Jun

2020

Jools Holland And His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra - Forest Live

Mansfield Sherwood Pines Forest Park

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18:00

Sunday

28 Jun

2020

James Morrison and Will Young - Forest Live

Mansfield Sherwood Pines Forest Park

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