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Multi award-winning artist, James Blunt has announced he will be playing in the beautiful setting of Yorkshire’s Dalby Forest as part of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live annual concert series.
James Blunt was propelled to stardom in 2005 with the release of debut album ‘Back To Bedlam’, which included the hit singles: ‘High’, ‘Goodbye My Lover’ and the sublime ‘You’re Beautiful’. The album went on to become not only the biggest selling album of that year but also of that decade and has the accolade of featuring in the top 20 greatest selling albums of all time. Since then, James has spent seven whole years on the road as well as releasing subsequent albums ‘All The Lost Souls’ (2007) and ‘Some Kind of Trouble’ (2010) contributing to nearly 17 million albums and 20 million singles sold worldwide. Last year saw the release of his fourth studio album ‘Moon Landing’, which entered the charts at No 2 and the Dalby date forms part of the Moon Landing 2014 world tour by James and his band.
Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission bringing music to new audiences without commercial branding or sponsorship. Income from the concerts is spent on improving the woodland for both people and wildlife.
James Blunt and band plus special guests will be performing:
Thursday 26 June: Dalby Forest, Nr Pickering, N Yorks.
Tickets £43.45 (inc booking fee) go on sale at 9.00am Friday 7 February from the Forestry Commission box office tel 03000 680400 or buy online at www.forestry.gov.uk/music.
Release: Monday 3 February 2014
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Note to Editors:
Over one million music fans have previously attended Forest Live concerts.
Forest Live encourages people to visit forests who may not have otherwise done so. Research indicates that 44% of music fans are visiting a forest for the first time. 95% of attendees stated that they were interested in attending a similar event in the future. Overall, 78% of respondents indicated that they were interested in returning to the site of their interview for reasons other than attending a concert. Source: TNS Travel and Tourism