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NEWS RELEASE No: 1663125 NOVEMBER 2016


Olly Murs announces Forest Live shows as part of huge 2017 Summer Tour


Olly Murs

Following on from his spring arena tour, Olly Murs, one of British music’s biggest stars, announces his biggest headline shows yet; 20 outdoor dates across the UK including two dates as part of Forest Live, the summer concert series organised by the Forestry Commission.

2016 has been another incredible year for Olly Murs which has seen him celebrate his fourth successive No.1 Album ’24 Hrs’, becoming the most successful solo artist ever to come from the X Factor. 

New single ‘Years and Years’ is the new album’s centre piece; an expansive, explosive, spine-tingling belter and follows the radio favourites ‘You Don’t Know Love’ and ‘Grow Up’ which Olly recently performed on the X Factor.

Before his huge summer tour, the spring of 2017 will see Olly play 23 UK shows including 3 O2’s and the opening night of the Teenage Cancer Trust shows, confirming his reputation as one of Britain’s very best live performers.

Olly Murs + Support plays the following Forest Live dates:

Friday 16 June: Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos.

Friday 30 June: Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk.

Tickets £42.50 (plus £4.75 booking fee) go on sale at 9.00am Friday 2 December from the Forestry Commission box office tel: 03000 680400, or buy online at www.forestry.gov.uk/music

Since Olly shot to fame in 2009, he has recorded four multi-platinum albums, produced 4 Number 1 singles with total record sales exceeding 10 million. ’24 HRS’ is the follow up to the acclaimed million selling ‘Never Been Better’.

Forest Live is an independent programme promoted by Forestry Commission England to bring forests to new audiences. Income generated from ticket sales is spent on protecting, improving and expanding forests and woodlands and increasing their value to people and wildlife. Over Forest Live’s 16 years history, money raised has contributed to a wide range of projects, from wildlife conservation to making improvements for visitors.

Media enquiries: James Delanoy james@delanoy.co.uk / 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 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 17th 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 1.5 million music fans have attended Forest Live concerts.