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John Newman announces Forest gig

John Newman

John Newman has announced a Yorkshire Forest Live date for 2016 as part of the annual summer concert series organised by the Forestry Commission.

Born and raised in North Yorkshire and a student of Leeds College of Music, John Newman first came to attention through his work with Rudimental producing the No 1 single ‘Feel The Love’. A No 1 platinum selling debut album ‘Tribute’ soon followed which included singles ‘Cheating’, ‘Losing Sleep’ and the gargantuan hit ‘Love Me Again’. A further collaboration with Calvin Harris generated the hit single ‘Blame.’ Newman’s sophomore album ‘Revolve’ includes lead single ‘Come and Get It’ and coincides with the release of ‘Revolve: The Book’, which documents the creative process behind the album and past hits.

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 show, John Newman said,

“I have heard a lot about the famous Dalby Forest gigs and I am extremely pleased to be playing there as it will be a home county gig for me. I hope you can join me and my band to make it a really special night out amongst the trees”

John Newman plus guests

Saturday 25 June Dalby Forest, Near Pickering, N Yorks

Tickets £35.50 (plus £4.05 booking fee) go on sale 9am Friday 18 December from the Forestry Commission box office tel: 03000 680400 or buy online at


Release: Monday 14 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.