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5 Stars 5 Stars

Attend every single year, well for the last seven years in a row anyhow. Great performances. Never been disappointed,

In fact, it doesn't really matter who's on anymore! We just love going and soaking up the atmosphere. Simply Brilliant.

Tracey Jayne, 20/Oct/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Went the Saturday Tom jones and Sunday Rick Astley amazing time loved we could take our own food and drink looking forward to Gary Barlow next year

Carina & Pauline , 19/Oct/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Great venue

Anita Millington, 19/Oct/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Tom Jones last year was absolutely fantastic - great show - and the rain didn't stop anyone having a good time - in fact it was wonderful to dance in the rain to Toms great songs - magical night!!!!!

Veronica, 13/Oct/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

We visited to see Rick Astley this year the concert was fabulous a great evening in wonderful surroundings well organised with plenty of friendly staff to help out. Am looking forward to visiting again next year!!!

Lisa lunt, 10/Sep/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Rick Astley- Great friendly atmosphere,well organise and good refreshments.

Julie, 24/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

We are great live performance fans from Arenas to smaller venues and now a forest concert. We had the pleasure of Being at Guy & Elbow concert at Delamere we were so excited when we received our tickets..I can't praise the event organisers enough for being so disability sensitive. As a wheelchair user often venues promote Disability Accessible and have no thought put into the requirements of the full spectrum of Disabilities requirements this is sad but very true.

From first arriving at Delamere we were taken care of and guided to the disability car park next to the stage. We arrived early to give ourselves ample time to ensure we got a parking space and we settled in and listened to the sound check ,which was a good bonus.

After a short while a Forestry Commision employee tapped on our window and she gave us the biggest smile and asked if we knew how to get to the disability stand and proceeded to give us guided instructions. Also we were given a coupon to access the disability stand opening at 6pm.

It only took a short walk to reach the stand where we were met by volunteers who couldn't have been more attentive and friendly and so helpful. A big thank you to those volunteers you were just great .Everything ran so smoothly thanks to the organisers, staff & volunteers. Would never hesitate to attend a performance at Delamere Forest in the future in fact I can't wait to return. Really ,well done.

Annie P, 6/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Went to see rick Astley fantastic atmosphere and excellent facilities

Helen Rogerson, 4/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Great venue, wonderful atmosphere, first time at forest live and we cant wait to go again. Took a while to get out of the carpark but that's what we had expected. Rick Astley was fabulous.

Sarah Furnival, 4/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Had a great time at Ricky Astleys concert last night. First time we have been to Delemere. Loved the venue, atmosphere, view, pizza and the weather was great will definitely go again.

Steve, 3/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Absolutely brilliant venue! Saw Rick Astley last night - outstanding concert! Only downside was getting off car park at the end of the night - not enough stewards!

Leanne finch, 3/Jul/2017

Sorry you experienced delays leaving the site. Some delays are inevitable with the numbers leaving he site at the same time. Please be assured we are doing all we can to get everyone on their way as quickly as possible.

Forestry Commission Response
5 Stars 5 Stars

Fantastic night at Rick Astley....weather lovely!! Great venue will definitely return to watch another band, or rick of he returns

Anonymous, 3/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Saw Elbow 30th June 2017

Absolutely Fantastic.

Great Venue, very well organised.

So intimate, loved it.

Angela Peake, 3/Jul/2017

Great venue Saw Rick Astley. Fab show. Will be back

Anonymous, 3/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Enjoyed Tom Jones but, walking through the forest was terrible no lightening eta. Last year went to see Simply Red which was good as well. Also a lot easier to get to and much simpler, also the pick up was better and more organised,so

Jennifer Gumley, 3/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

The Rick Astley concert was absolutely brilliant. From start to finish, such a well organised event. Car Parks well sign posted and easy to find. Quick through the gates even with bag checks and then only about 30 minutes to get off the car park at the end. Well done everyone involved. Can't wait to see who is playing at Delamere next year.

Rick Astley was fabulous, 3/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Fab show from Tom Jones

Anji Irons, 3/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Great night, great venue, very slick organisation, please keep me informed of future events.

Clare Thomas , 3/Jul/2017

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Forestry Commission Response
3 Stars 3 Stars

Getting out of the car park after a concert just poor and not worth going folks ...really

Clive, 3/Jul/2017

Sorry to hear you experienced delays. Some delays are unavoidable due to the number of cars leaving site at the same time. We do all we can to ensure everyone is safely on their way as soon as possible.

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2 Stars 2 Stars

Getting out of the car park after the Rick Astley gig ....well what can I say really badly organised ....it took over an hour . The car park attendants were totally unable to organise a proper system very poor.

Doris , 3/Jul/2017

Sorry to hear of your experience - if you would like to email boxoffice@forestry.gov.uk with more details and we can investigate this and respond to you directly.

Forestry Commission Response
5 Stars 5 Stars

Saw tom jones last night he was amazing. Great venue shame it rained but didn't deter from tom...

Venue was very well organised marshalls were excellent..

Catherine Taylor, 2/Jul/2017

Fab night with Tom Jones, danced my feet off all night despite the rain !

Carol Walton, 2/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Fantastic venue and atmosphere can't wait to go again. 5 stars plus!!!

L Hitchen, 2/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Fantastic venue and atmosphere can't wait to go again. 5 stars plus!!!

L Hitchen, 2/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Went to see Tom Jones and as a disabled person I have to say it was fantastic.

Quick route in and very easy to negotiate

Your staff were amazing and the whole experience was one I hope to repeat very soon

Anonymous, 2/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Great chilled-out friendly venue, with even better organisation and less queues now the parking is on site!

Anonymous, 1/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Love the concerts. Pity the train companies can't be a bit more flexible. Concert ends at 22:40 on Sunday. last train to Chester leaves Delamere at 22:32!

Dave, 30/Jun/2017

You can always camp at Elm Cottage Touring Park. We will be laying on minibuses to get our guests to and from Forest Live on Friday, Saturday & Sunday! If you're feeling fit you can even cycle from our site! We're only 5 miles away!

Jackie, 12/Jan/2017
3 Stars 3 Stars

Great open air venue n groups/ artists always brill BUT its in the middle of no where with v v few taxis around- found 1 hotel nearby- 20 min walk in dark wi no paths, & that ? Nunsmete Hall was v expensive- share taxis n accom if poss x

cunners, 10/Dec/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Never get bored of delamere walks

Jenny and bobby, 2/Dec/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Me and my friends have been going to the concerts for the last 5 years, we have enjoyed ourselves very time. The venue is fab, the only down fall is the train times on a Sunday. The last train leaves before the concert finishes which then meant a 60 taxi fee as no one wanted to drive !!

Jo, 29/Nov/2016
3 Stars 3 Stars

Superb venue and a great evening watching Paul Heatn & Jacqui Abbott.It was slightly spoiled by the Taxi fare 40 return and the taxi left us abandoned at the venue!

Anonymous, 29/Oct/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Jill Ayres, 2/Oct/2016
3 Stars 3 Stars

Love the venue. We had a great spot and perfect weather. Parking was convenient. Unfortunately the overall experience of the Kaiser Chiefs was spoiled by one group of drunken 40 something's who were next to us, falling over into me, throwing a pint over the crowd in front , and pushing a woman who fell on top of a small boy sat in front of her. They were spoken to by security, but had totally annoyed and stressed me by then!

Jan, 4/Aug/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Had two really fab evenings yet again at Delamere. Saw Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott plus the Kaiser Chiefs. The support bands were good too but the two before the Kaiser Chiefs were amazing and really got the crowd going so felt we got much more for our money.:-p Cant wait to see who's on next year!

Anonymous, 4/Aug/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Awesome Simply Red. Will be back at delamere fantastic atmosphere

Anonymous, 3/Aug/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

This venue is the best outdoor venue for live concerts we have ever been to. This year we went on the Friday to see Paul Heaton and Jaqui Abbot, they were amazing, just like they were when we saw the Beautiful South there a few years back. Fantastic atmosphere everyone dancing and singing along and the staff so friendly joining in the fun. On the Sunday we saw the Kaiser Chiefs who were also outstanding, Ricky Wilson is the best front man of any band I've seen. Can't wait to see who is playing at Delamere Forest next year.

Steve Lancashire, 3/Aug/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Absolutely loved Kaiser Chiefs! Love the venue (also seen Erasure and James Morrison previously) and it's fab to be able to get as close to the stage as poss as well as stay as stay back if you prefer. Looking forward to next year's line up already!

Julie, 13/Jul/2016
4 Stars 4 Stars

Came to watch the Kaiser Chiefs . Really impressed with venue , will definitely come again. The only downside was no stewards at the front of the stage. A small number of people were smoking cannabis throughout the gig , drinking heavily and launching themselves into the crowd . It was not a pleasant experience . Then getting soaked in cider when men were chucking their drinks into the crowd . For the safety and enjoyment of all visitors I would suggest more staff are needed at front of stage .

Sharon, 10/Jul/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Had a fantastic evening watching the Kaiser Chiefs. They were outstanding the evening. Faultless service.

Nigel Ogden, 5/Jul/2016

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