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The Wanted for Westonbirt!

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The Wanted

Pop sensation The Wanted will perform a West Country concert this Summer at Westonbirt Arboretum. This is the final act to be announced at the venue as part of Forestry Commission Live Music 2012.

Just 18 months since their huge Number One debut single ‘All Time Low’, The Wanted has already become one of Britain’s biggest, most brilliant pop bands, living a dream that has far surpassed even their most optimistic expectations. Hard working and quite plainly loving every single second, the band have already notched up a succession of hits, been viewed a staggering 30 million times on YouTube and sold 400,000 copies of their eponymous debut album. ‘Battleground’ their second album is keeping a pace having already generated the hits ‘Lightning’, ‘Gold Forever’, ‘Warzone’ and the Number One Summer dance smash ‘Glad You Came’.

Forestry Commission Live Music concerts are renowned for their relaxed atmosphere, and income generated from ticket sales will be spent on caring for this internationally important tree collection. Westonbirt Arboretum hosts six concerts each summer with full on-site facilities and parking plus a dedicated taxi and private car drop off/pick-up zone.

The band’s Nathan Sykes, who is from Gloucestershire said:

"It's so cool for me to do a home show in such a great place. I’m sure you’ll be glad you came!"

The Wanted plus guests will be appearing:

  • Friday 20th July, Westonbirt Arboretum, Nr Tetbury, Glos

Tickets £27.50 (subject to booking fee) go on sale at 9.00am Friday 10th February from the Forestry Commission box office tel 03000 680400 or buy online at



Note to Editor

  1. 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.

    Over 987,000 people have previously attended Forestry Commission Live Music concerts.

  2. 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.

  3. Media enquiries: James Delanoy / tel 01223 812533