Forestry Commission logo
Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott with special guest Billy Bragg

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott’s latest album ‘Crooked Calypso’ charted at no 2 making it their highest release as a duo to date following on from two further top 5 albums in ‘What Have We Become’ (’14) and ‘Wisdom, Laughter and Lines’ (’15).

Paul Heaton, one of the UK’s most successful songwriters with some 10 million album sales under his belt, first came to public attention in the early 80s as front man of Hull-based indie poppers The Housemartins best known for their third single ‘Happy Hour’ and their No 1 acapella Isley Bros cover ‘Caravan of Love’.  In ’88 Heaton formed The Beautiful South, who released 10 hugely successful albums. Jacqui Abbott was lead vocalist in The Beautiful South from ’94 to 2000 and she sang many of their signature hits including ‘Rotterdam’, ‘Perfect 10’, ‘Don’t Marry Her’ and ‘Dream A Little Dream’.  The Forest Live gigs will see them play material from their albums as a duo and songs from The Beautiful South and the Housemartins.

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott with special guest Billy Bragg

Friday 8 June

Delamere Forest, Delamere, Cheshire.

Saturday 9 JuneThetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk.

Friday 15 JuneWestonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos.

Saturday 16 June

Bedgebury Pinetum, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

Friday 22 JuneSherwood Pines, near Mansfield, Notts.

Saturday 23 June

Dalby Forest, near Pickering, North Yorks.

Saturday 30 June

Cannock Chase Forest, near Rugeley, Staffs.

Tickets £33.50 (plus £3.85 booking fee) from the Forestry Commission box office tel 03000 680400, or buy online.

Last updated: 31st May 2018


or call our box office on 03000 680400

England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.