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3 Stars 3 Stars

Love the venue. We had a great spot and perfect weather. Parking was convenient. Unfortunately the overall experience of the Kaiser Chiefs was spoiled by one group of drunken 40 something's who were next to us, falling over into me, throwing a pint over the crowd in front , and pushing a woman who fell on top of a small boy sat in front of her. They were spoken to by security, but had totally annoyed and stressed me by then!

Jan, 4/Aug/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Had two really fab evenings yet again at Delamere. Saw Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott plus the Kaiser Chiefs. The support bands were good too but the two before the Kaiser Chiefs were amazing and really got the crowd going so felt we got much more for our money.:-p Cant wait to see who's on next year!

Anonymous, 4/Aug/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Awesome Simply Red. Will be back at delamere fantastic atmosphere

Anonymous, 3/Aug/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

This venue is the best outdoor venue for live concerts we have ever been to. This year we went on the Friday to see Paul Heaton and Jaqui Abbot, they were amazing, just like they were when we saw the Beautiful South there a few years back. Fantastic atmosphere everyone dancing and singing along and the staff so friendly joining in the fun. On the Sunday we saw the Kaiser Chiefs who were also outstanding, Ricky Wilson is the best front man of any band I've seen. Can't wait to see who is playing at Delamere Forest next year.

Steve Lancashire, 3/Aug/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Absolutely loved Kaiser Chiefs! Love the venue (also seen Erasure and James Morrison previously) and it's fab to be able to get as close to the stage as poss as well as stay as stay back if you prefer. Looking forward to next year's line up already!

Julie, 13/Jul/2016
4 Stars 4 Stars

Came to watch the Kaiser Chiefs . Really impressed with venue , will definitely come again. The only downside was no stewards at the front of the stage. A small number of people were smoking cannabis throughout the gig , drinking heavily and launching themselves into the crowd . It was not a pleasant experience . Then getting soaked in cider when men were chucking their drinks into the crowd . For the safety and enjoyment of all visitors I would suggest more staff are needed at front of stage .

Sharon, 10/Jul/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Had a fantastic evening watching the Kaiser Chiefs. They were outstanding the evening. Faultless service.

Nigel Ogden, 5/Jul/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Our 1st visit to the delamere forest, and also to see Simply Red, what a brilliant venue, and loved Simply Red. X will definitely come again. X

Karen, 5/Jul/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Excellent venue, free parking , brilliant bands and h e local staff. Well done to all.Thankyou

Anon, 5/Jul/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Kaisercheifs concert was fantastic. Well organised and hardly any queue time at all to get out of the car park. Well done. Will definitely go again

Dawn, 5/Jul/2016
4 Stars 4 Stars

Great Kaiser Chiefs concert last night. Well organised but I'm really concerned that a concert goer managed to get a flare into the venue. Bags where only given a cursory check on the way in and the security staff seemed very concerned about people taking in cans of pop. The flare was set off in the crowd in front of the stage and security only really intervened when the band stopped play because of concerns about crowd safety. Delamere is a very relaxed venue with mostly good humoured concert goers.

Anonymous, 4/Jul/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott...excellent show, great crowd and Paul...along with his 'Dad dancing' was particularly engaging.

Simply Red ...fantastic, energetic performance..played old favourites.

Kaiser Chiefs...energetic performance, Ricky did lose his way at times,

Friends of the Forest, 4/Jul/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Oh YES, Wonderful weekend, thank you to all who make it happen. Friendly staff, well organised. Our friends took less than 10 mins to exit the 'self-park' car park..Winner. (Although there appeared to be some taxi pick up confusion with other visitors not having a clue where they had agreed to meet their taxis)

Lets be honest, FREE parking at A FOREST music concert...surely queuing is inevitable?

Friends of the Forest 2016, 4/Jul/2016
4 Stars 4 Stars

The event was great - just one lager lout tried to spoil the fun and should have been thrown out but given too many chances which was ashame because other then him the night was brilliant

Anonymous, 4/Jul/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Had a fabulous night watching Kaiser Chiefs.Great relaxed venue.Easy to park and not too bad to get out.Facilities were surprisingly clean.Will definitely be coming back.Thankyou.

Angela Patnett., 4/Jul/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Superb first time at Delamere. Kaiser Chiefs were brilliant, with Ricky Wilson on fine form.

Exit from the site was excellent with us on the main road within 15 minutes of the gig finishing - including the walk back from the arena.

Yatesy, 4/Jul/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Fantastic night watching simply red. Well organised.

Anonymous, 3/Jul/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

I've been critical of the organisation at Delamere in the past ie long queues and cark parking problems, but i have to now say Saturday night for Simply Red was excellent on both counts. it really looks as if you have listened to customers at last.

Peter Roberts, 3/Jul/2016
4 Stars 4 Stars

Simply Red was fabulous however the guides on the exit made us go the wrong way which caused us some difficulty and time getting home...not good as just would not let us turn left.

Ruth Pickford, 3/Jul/2016
3 Stars 3 Stars

Great venue and simply red were brilliant. Totally spoiled by the trauma of getting out of the place. It took almost as long as the concert!! I won't be going back for that reason.

Spaghetti hair, 3/Jul/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Simply Red were Brilliant Great Venue see you next year

Helen Wheawell, 3/Jul/2016
3 Stars 3 Stars

came your first year and last night to see Simply Red. we battled the rain to get there for 6.30. listened to some good quiet sounds till the duo came on who were not loud enough or long enough. then such a silent delay when atmosphere was lost till the main act.

Sarah, 3/Jul/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

First time there tonight. ...was a fantastic evening with an amazing atmosphere. Will Definately try and go again.

Niki, 3/Jul/2016
3 Stars 3 Stars

Simply Red were great on Saturday night, shame the organisation for getting out of the car park was chaotic. Sat in car for 30 mins in through centre of car park while everyone else weaved through the parked cars right and left and were let out while we hardly moved. :(

Anonymous, 3/Jul/2016
4 Stars 4 Stars

Excellent venue. Trouble getting out of carpark at end. Amazed at the amount of litter left by audience - people should take their litter home.

Anonymous, 2/Jul/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Great venue, first time visit. The Staff & Security friendly

Alan ODonoghue, 2/Jul/2016

Love this venue and last night with Paul Heaton and Jacquie Abbott didn't fail to deliver. My only small critism is the attendant on the disabled toilets disappears at the end of the show when human nature makes those toilets a free for all. Whilst I may not be in a wheelchair I still carry a card requiring prompt access! Please Delamere keep him there monitoring the situation until the crowds have dispersed.

Karen Heath, 2/Jul/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Astonished how quickly we left the site last night. Massive improvement to traffic flow over previous years. Also appreciated improved disabled access. Thank you for listening to and acting on feedback!

Vickie Fifield , 2/Jul/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Got tickets off a friend that was unable to go how lucky was i brilliant night .paul heaton and jacqui abbott were amazing

David Bartle, 2/Jul/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Went to watch Paul Heaton and Jaclose Abbot tonight and it was absolutely amazing couldn't have asked for a better evening! Even enjoyed Paul "dad dancing" definitely be going back! Thank you x

Carla, 2/Jul/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbot were amazing. Stornaway were brilliant. Fun time had by us all. Lots of singing and dancing by young and old. Can't wait to book again next year once the dates are released. Thank you Forestry commission.

BirgitHankin, 1/Jul/2016

Had a nightmare last year with security.Walking to venue from Kelsall then couldn't use entrance as it was for disabled visitors.No one was using entrance but jobs worth security wouldn't let us in.Even worse at the end of the evening they wouldn't let us out and everyone had to leave through one exit and then walk all the way back again past the entrance/exit to get to Kelsall-ridiculous

Anonymous, 29/Jun/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Absolutely love the venue in the Forest however the line up isn't quite for me this year but will still be attending just for the atmosphere! Loved Courteeners, Weller, Charlatans, Elbow, James Morrison..... we want more!!

Theresa Green!, 24/Jun/2016

I have been to a couple of concerts but not for a few years now as they are always sold out, even when I check it out straight away after receiving notification emails about the forthcoming events. are 2017 listing out yet, may need to order tickets now or are they sold out too!!!

Gill Bebbington, 19/May/2016

Thanks for your email, glad to hear you have enjoyed concerts, as you can tell they are very popular. However emails are sent out several days before tickets go on sale. 2017 dates aren't out yet, make sure you are signed up at www.forestry.gov.uk/musicsignup to get the details first.

Forestry Commission Response
2 Stars 2 Stars

Lost it's magic over the years I'm sad to say. Frogmarched down unlit paths by over eager security. Fences everywhere spoiling the views. Nice idea while it lasted.

Dave Two Bikes, 17/Apr/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

have attended several delamere and sherwood forest gigs over the last several years, absolutely fantastic venues and wonderful atmospheres, would highly recommend .... there's something about listening to music surrounded by beauty, thanks forestry commission for bringing nature and music together

debsx, 17/Mar/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Dragged along kicking and screaming to see Boyzone with the wife, but ended up having a great time (don't tell anyone though) :-)

Gareth, 8/Feb/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Took my son and daughter to see James. AMAZING! Great atmosphere...

Ace, 19/Jan/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Brought my daughter to her first ever gig to see Tom O Dell we had a fab time great venue and we'll organised.

Evie, 7/Dec/2015
5 Stars 5 Stars

Palomino Faith was amazing. Delamere is a fab venue.

Michelle, 20/Oct/2015

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