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NEWS RELEASE No: 1664623 JANUARY 2017


Craig David announces Forest Live dates


Craig David

Craig David has announced dates this summer as part of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live music series.

From a UK Garage pioneer to a mainstream multi-million seller, Craig David became one of the UK music scene’s most successful male solo artists since the 2000 release of his critically-acclaimed debut album ‘Born To Do It’ changed his life. Top 10 singles over the period including ‘Fill Me In’, ‘7 Days’, ‘Walking Away’, ‘What’s Your Flava’, ‘Hot Stuff (‘Let’s Dance’)’, and the incredible duet with Sting, ‘Rise And Fall’ have established Craig as an indisputable commercial success and proved that British urban music has the power to go pop. Record industry accolades include three Ivor Novellos (including the two highly prestigious awards for ‘Songwriter of the Year’ and ‘Best Contemporary Song’), four MOBOs and two MTV EMA awards and most recently a nomination for Best Male Artist at this year’s upcoming Brit Awards.

Craig’s recent return to music proves his popularity has far from faded. 2016 releases included hit singles ‘When The Bassline Drops’ a collaboration with grime artist Big Narstie, follow up single ‘Nothing Like This’ an alliance with dance duo Blonde, and ‘All We Needed’ the BBC Children In Need official single; all taken from the No 1 Album ‘Following My Intuition’. 

Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission to bring forests to new audiences. Income generated from ticket sales is spent on protecting, improving and expanding England’s 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. With everything required for a great night out, including full catering and bar facilities, the gigs are renowned for their relaxed atmosphere.

Commenting on the Forest Live dates Craig David said “I’m really looking forward to playing at Forest Live, there’s always something special about playing outside in the English summer!”

Craig David plus guests

  • Sunday 18 June: Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos.
  • Sunday 25 June: Dalby Forest, near Pickering, N Yorks.

Tickets £38.50 (plus £4.35 booking fee) available from 9am on Friday 27 January from the Forestry Commission box office tel 03000 680400, or buy online at www.forestry.gov.uk/music

Info:-

craigdavid.com
Twitter - @craigdavid
Instagram - @craigdavid
Facebook - facebook.com/CraigDavid
forestry.gov.uk/music

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.

  3. Media enquiries: James Delanoy james@delanoy.co.uk / tel 01223 812533