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About Forest Live

Our concerts began in 2001 at four Forestry Commission venues. Now in its eighteenth season, Forest Live takes place at seven fantastic forest locations. The gigs are well known for their eclectic range of international artists, amazing atmosphere and their stunning locations.

Seven forest venues
Each summer, open spaces within our forests are transformed into fantastic concert arenas. You can experience the unique atmosphere of these concerts at one of our stunning forest venues

Who has played in the forest?
From Massive Attack to Jessie J and Blondie, an eclectic mix of artists have performed in our forests over the years:

2017 Sir Tom Jones, Rick Astley, Clean Bandit, Craig David, Elbow, Olly Murs

2016 Rudimental, Kaiser Chiefs, UB40 feat. Ali, Astro & Mickey, Tom Jones, Guy Garvey, John Newman, Jake Bugg, Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott, Simply Red, James Bay

2015 Paloma Faith, Tom Odell, The Vamps, Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott, Sam Smith, The Script, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Spandau Ballet, McBusted, James

2014 Paul Weller, Jessie J, Boyzone, Suede, Rebecca Ferguson, James Blunt, Katherine Jenkins, Deacon Blue, Little Mix and The Pogues.

2013 Paloma Faith, Blondie, Paul Weller, The Script, Olly Murs, Jessie J, The Charlatans, James, Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, Elvis Costello.

2012 Plan B, Will Young, Ed Sheeran, Madness, Alfie Boe, The Darkness, Steps, The Wanted, The Wombats, Razorlight.

2011 Erasure, Simple Minds, Bryan Ferry, Texas, The Script, Scouting for Girls, Status Quo, The Courteeners, Westlife.

2010 Simply Red, Keane, Doves, Scouting for Girls, JLS, Blondie, Status Quo, James Morrison, Katie Melua, The Saturdays.

2009 Paul Weller, Doves, Simply Red, James Morrison, McFly, Sugababes, David Gray, Human League, Vanessa Mae.

2008 The Zutons, Crowded House, Elbow, KT Tunstall, McFly, Status Quo, Charlatans, Katherine Jenkins and Jools Holland.

2007 James Morrison, Travis, The Feeling, Blondie, Van Morrison, The Charlatans and Jools Holland.

2006 UB40, Embrace, Massive Attack, Jamie Cullum, Van Morrison and the Pet Shop Boys.

2005 Madness, Beautiful South, Ian Brown, Daniel Beddingfield and Jools Holland.

2004 Paul Weller, Bryan Ferry, Jools Holland, Sugababes, Fun Lovin’ Criminals and Status Quo.

2003 Status Quo, Jools Holland, The Beach Boys and Courtney Pine.

2002 Pulp and Jools Holland.

2001 Levellers and Jools Holland.

Last updated: 29th March 2018


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