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
Tickets £37.50 (plus £4.25 booking fee) go on sale 9am Friday 15 January from the Forestry Commission box office tel 03000 680400, or buy online at boxoffice.forestry.gov.uk
Release: Monday 11 January 2016
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Note to Editors:
1. 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. Further information can be found at www.forestry.gov.uk/england. 18% 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.
2. The music programme was first launched in 2001 at four Forestry Commission venues. Now looking forward to its 16th season, Forest Live gigs take place at seven fantastic forest locations in England and are well known for their amazing atmosphere and top class acts. Over one million music fans have attended Forest Live concerts.