Elbow’s rise over the past two decades has seen them become one of the most important bands in contemporary British music.
Since their debut album, 2001’s ‘Asleep At The Back’ their stature has grown with subsequent releases such as ‘Cast of Thousands’, ‘Leaders Of The Free World’, ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’, ‘Build A Rocket Boys’ and 2014’s ‘The Take Off And Landing Of Everything’ that debuted at the top of the U.K. charts. Front man Guy Garvey’s story-telling lyrics have honed their unique identity and sound to establish the band a passionate fan base and critical acclaim on their musical journey including two Ivor Novellos and a BRIT award for Best British Band.
Renowned for the intimacy of their live shows, stand-out gigs include Glastonbury Festival’s sunset slot with a trio of sets on the Pyramid Stage, taking part in the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games performing their classic track ‘One Day Like This’ and recreating their Mercury Prize winning album, ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’, with the BBC Concert Orchestra from the world famous Abbey Road Studio One. Elbow’s seventh studio album ‘Little Fictions’ will be released on 3rd February.
Elbow - plus special guests Steve Mason and Ed Harcourt
Steve Mason who released the critically acclaimed album ‘Meet The Humans’ last year, will be special guest at 6 Forest Live shows.
Steve will be playing tracks from the new album which is shot through with a sense of renewal following Steve’s recent move to Brighton, swinging musically across dance, pop, folk, dub, and deep house influences.
Tender and joyous indie anthems.’ – The Guardian, ****
‘Songs of warmth and hope. Extraordinary’ – MOJO, ****
‘His solo creative peak’ – Q Magazine, ****
The album was produced with Elbow keyboardist and producer Craig Potter at Blueprint Studios in Salford.
Ed Harcourt released his album ‘Furnaces’ last year which was the most ambitious and fully realised album of his career. Ed will perform at Dalby Forest only.
His album is shot through with an eloquent fury that stares deeply into the modern world and asks where we’re all heading. “These are songs about the menace and the threat that men in general pose to everything and everyone: women, children, nature,” says Harcourt.
‘Apocalyptic pop’ – The Guardian, ****
‘Politically aghast….Harcourt’s best record yet’ – MOJO, ****
‘Career-defining, utterly absorbing– Q Magazine, ****
The album was produced by Flood, a longtime ally of Harcourt, who has previously worked with the likes of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, PJ Harvey and Nine Inch Nails.
- Thursday 15 June
- Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos.
- Saturday 17 June
- Bedgebury Pinetum, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
- SOLD OUT - Waiting List Open
- Saturday 24 June
- Dalby Forest, near Pickering, N Yorks.
- Sunday 25 June
- Sherwood Pines Forest, near Mansfield, Notts.
- Thursday 29 June
- Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk.
- Friday 30 June
- Delamere Forest, near Northwich, Cheshire.
- SOLD OUT - Waiting list open
- Friday 7 July
- Cannock Chase Forest, near Rugeley, Staffs.
- SOLD OUT - Waiting list open
Tickets £41.50 (plus £4.65 booking fee) available from 9am Friday 20 January from the Forestry Commission box office tel 03000 680400, or buy online.
Forest Live tickets are not required for children aged 5 and under, who can attend free of charge. Children aged 6 or above require a full price ticket. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+.
Access policy and carer entitlement for people with disabilities.