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Guy Garvey announces Forest Live gigs

Guy Garvey

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.

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 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.

Tickets £36 (plus £4.10 booking fee) available from 9am Friday 11 December from the Forestry Commission box office, tel 03000 680400 or buy online at


Release: Tuesday 8 December 2015

Media enquiries: James Delanoy / tel 01223 812533

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 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.