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NEWS RELEASE No: 166561 MARCH 2017

Forest Live 2017: Dalby Forest update

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Due to unforeseen circumstances not in the control of Craig David, Dalby Forest has had to cancel their Sunday 25 June show as part of the Forest Live concert series promoted by the Forestry Commission. Customers affected by the cancellation will receive a refund and further information on this directly from their point of purchase.

Elbow, performing at the venue on Saturday 24 June have just announced their special guest will be Ed Harcourt who released his latest album ‘Furnaces’ last year to critical acclaim. Rick Astley will be the opening headline act, appearing at the venue with special guest, Rumer, on Friday 23 June. Tickets and further information from the Forestry Commission box office tel: 03000 680400, or buy online at

Forest Live is an independent programme promoted by Forestry Commission England to bring forests to new audiences. Income generated from ticket sales is spent on protecting, improving and expanding forests and woodlands and increasing their value to people and wildlife. Over Forest Live’s 16 year 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.



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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 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.