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James has announced a summer date as part of the Forestry Commission’s annual Forest Live concert series. In what will be a ‘home’ forest gig for the band, they are the third and final headline act performing in Delamere Forest, Cheshire, this July.
Since forming in Manchester in 1982, James's enduring creativity and musical legacy has made them one of the most influential British indie bands. Amongst 20 Top 40 singles in the UK, James’ anthemic hits include: ‘Sit Down’, ‘She’s A Star’, ‘Laid’, ‘Born Of Frustration’, ‘Sometimes’ and ‘Getting Away With It (All Messed Up)’. In a career spanning over 3 decades, top 10 albums like ‘Gold Mother’, ‘Seven’, ‘Laid’, ‘Whiplash’ and ‘Millionaires’ have contributed to over 13 million worldwide album sales and have helped to build one of the most intensely loyal fanbases in the business. Famed for their incendiary live performances, their festival CV includes international appearances at Lollapalooza and Coachella (USA), Rock In Rio (Brazil), and closer to home; Glastonbury, T in the Park and Isle of Wight.

Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission to bring forests to new audiences without commercial branding or sponsorship. 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 14 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.

Commenting on the date, Tim Booth of James said, “Delamere is our local gig on the Forest Live circuit so a James performance there is long overdue and we’re very happy to be part of this cause.”

James plus guests will be performing:

Sunday 5 July, Delamere Forest, near Northwich, Cheshire.

Tickets £42.50 (plus £4.25 booking fee) go on sale 9.00am Friday 30 January from the Forestry Commission box office tel: 03000 680400, or buy online at


Release: Monday 26 January 2015

Media enquiries: James Delanoy / tel 01223 812533

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 15th 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 one million music fans have attended Forest Live concerts.