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NEWS RELEASE No: 1362325 MAY 2010

10,000 fans will make Sherwood rock

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Forest chiefs have put up the sold out signs on this year’s two mega outdoor concerts in Sherwood Pines Forest Park.

Simply Red (18 June) and Keane (19 June) will each play before capacity 5,000 crowds after the last few tickets were eagerly snapped up by music lovers.

The blockbuster demand has delighted organisers from the Forestry Commission who say that it underlines the emergence of the 3,000 acre woodland, near Clipstone, Notts, as a top choice for bands and revellers alike.

Recreation Manager Chris Bray said:

“We have been overjoyed by how quickly these gigs have sold out and there’ll be a green windfall for the local environment as some of the cash raised is ploughed back into recreation and conservation projects.  The word has spread that there’s no venue quite like Sherwood on a mid-summers evening.”

Previous acts to play the Notts beauty spot include Status Quo, Paul Weller, The Beautiful South, UB40, McFly and Travis.  Demand for tickets this year has far outstripped supply.  The Forestry Commission is therefore advising people to sign up for free email alerts when future gigs are announced so they can buy tickets well in advance.  Go to

Forestry Commission Live Music takes place each summer in seven forest locations around the country. Woodland clearings are temporarily transformed into a concert arena creating a safe and relaxed atmosphere for gig-goers.

19% of the country's woods and forests are managed by the Forestry Commission. In England, more than 50% of the population live within 10km of a Forestry Commission managed wood or forest.

The Forestry Commission is the government department responsible in England for protecting, expanding and promoting the sustainable management of woods and forests and increasing their value to society and the environment. Forestry makes a real conribution to sustainable development, providing social and environmental benefits arising from planting and managing attractive, as well as productive, woodlands. More information at

Richard Darn on 01226 246351.  Mobile 0775 367 0038.