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Forest Live

We've had a great time at Forest Live 2015 and we hope you did too! Subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to hear who's playing next year. 

Forest Live is the Forestry Commission’s concert series taking place in seven fabulous forest venues throughout England. Announcements to our gigs in 2016 will be made from the autumn onwards.

Forest Live stage at Thetford ForestSeven fantastic forest venues 

A unique chance to see the best artists in rock, pop and indie perform outdoor concerts in stunning forest venues.

From the stage - KT Tunstall at Delamere Forest Live Music concert venueSubscribe to Forest Live

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Audience taking photos at a Forest Live showWin tickets to Forest Live 2016!

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From the stage - KT Tunstall at Delamere Forest Live Music concert venueEnjoyed Forest Live 2015?

Let us know on Facebook or tweet us @FCForestLive. We'd love to hear from you! Scroll down to see what concerts goers have been saying so far.

From the stage - Paloma FaithWho has performed in the forest?

From Paloma Faith and Massive Attack to Jessie J and Blondie, find out who has performed in our fabulous forest venues over Forest Live’s 16 year history.

Here's what a few of you thought about this year's gigs:

'What an amazing concert - very laid back & friendly & great organisation. Very suitable for families too. Can't wait to see who is on next year.'

'Awesome venue and very well organised in all aspects.'

'In a fabulous setting. food and drink was available at reasonable prices and all done with a smile.'

'Last night went to see Paloma Faith and had another excellent evening. It didn't hurt that the weather was gorgeous. Love the setting and thE organisation was top notch.'

 'I was there last night to see Paloma Faith. I’ve never been before so didn't know what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised. It was well organised, plenty of loos, good security, ample food/drink stalls if needed. All in all a really good experience.'

'Went to see The Vamps on Saturday night at Sherwood Pines- easy parking, well signposted and marshalled. Great family atmosphere, plenty of space for picnic / seating. Fantastic concert in a lovely setting, my daughter really enjoyed herself.'

'What a fantastic night made so perfect due to the atmosphere and the venue. The forest was perfect and the relaxed vibe felt all around was great. Parking was great, the venue was great, plenty of loo's for all with no queing, Ideal eateries and refreshment stands and a chilled out feel leading up to the concert made for one of the best concerts I have ever been to!'

'What an awesome show! Great atmosphere and venue. So very impressed with the venue and staff that we can't wait to come back and see something else.'

Get the scoop from some of the artists:

‘Best show of my life’ Ed Sheeran

‘It was truly a delight to play in the forests and also to realise what a beautiful and diverse landscape we have across the whole of the British isles’  Paloma Faith

‘The forest shows are all pretty magical and unique. I’d go back and play those shows any time’ James Morrison

‘Our run of forests was a great set of shows, thank you for looking after us so well’ Jim Kerr, Simple Minds

‘England and it’s wonderful forests will always have a special place in our hearts’  Debbie Harry, Blondie