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5 Stars 5 Stars

Fantastic Rick Astley concert. Me and the missus enjoyed it immensely and we thought how well organised it was. You can't help traffic delays with everyone leaving at the same time. Will be back for more next year, keep up the great work Forest Folk........

Simon, 27/Jun/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Just attended this event for the 6th year running - it really is something special and if you haven't been your missing out! The local camping and apres concert atmosphere adds to a great experience that offers everything from quality music to escapism from modern day trappings!Roll on next year!

MR Happy, 26/Jun/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Great night, well run event, Ed Harcourt and Elbow were fantastic. Everyone in good spirits x

Janey , 25/Jun/2017
4 Stars 4 Stars

great time in a beautiful environment. Just wish you would ban smoking at the park or just give smokers designated areas.

Elizabeth davenport , 25/Jun/2017
4 Stars 4 Stars

Excellent concert ! Elbows performance was as excellent as usual. The normal chaos set by the volantering so called car park assistants .I will be contact them to explain the unorganised mess,being a Dalby resident ! other than that perfect night!

Tim Turner, 25/Jun/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Amazing venue for Rick Astley concert. Really well organised venue and facilities and helpful staff. Concert was amazing and tickets much cheaper than larger venues making this venue far easier to see the reason you bought tickets. Looking forward to oming to Dalby Forest venue again.

Deb Dawkins, 24/Jun/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Looking forward to Elbow this weekend. We enjoy the gigs but please can you organise some traffic control when we leave the venue, it's always chaotic and stressful getting out.

jacks, 20/Jun/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Guy Garvey was awesome last year, probably the best gig I've ever been to. Such an atmospheric venue! I was more than excited to see Elbow is doing it this year.

Sophie, 16/Jun/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Fantastic night last year watching John Newman. And loved Rag and Bone man. Will definitely be back this year to see someone.

Lesley Sims , 4/Feb/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

DEACON BLUE IN 2015 WERE AMAZING, THE BEST GIG IVE EVER BEEN TO. HELPED THAT THE WEATEHR WAS FANTASTIC TOO. WELL ORGANISED AND LOCAL PEOPLE WERE HELPFUL WITH ORGANISING TAXIS ETC.

NERYS, 20/Jan/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

The best venue! Enjoyed Tom Odell and guy garvey! Can't rate highly enough!

Emma, 16/Jan/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Had an unforgettable night watching John Newman with my family. Really helpful staff, well organised entry and exit of the car parks...looking forward to coming back.

Suzi Smith, 14/Jan/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Paloma faith last year, brilliant hurry back

Windy, 17/Dec/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Fantastic venue ! John Newman please hurry back. Looking forward to next year. Brilliant helpful staff.

DEB WARDMAN, 20/Nov/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Amazing night watching Kaiser Chiefs.....great venue with fabulous atmosphere, even in the rain!! More gigs please, and bring back the Kaiser Chiefs soon :)

Mel, 25/Jul/2016
4 Stars 4 Stars

Brilliant night in the rain watching Kaiser Chiefs. All very well organised and great entertainment. Would like to know who the company was that were selling coffee there! Anyone know!?

Lottie, 28/Jun/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Ace night at Dalby forest yesterday watching Olivia Sebastianelli, Rag & Bone Man, and John Newmam, great venue really great atmosphere , can't wait to come back

Chris Davison, 26/Jun/2016
4 Stars 4 Stars

Had a really great evening watching C Duncan and Guy Garvey first time for us in Dalby, Fabulous location really well organised and very atmospheric.

Mr Bee, 25/Jun/2016
3 Stars 3 Stars

We are regular visitors to Dalby Forest & we have always loved our visits to the Courtyard Cafe but over the past few months we have noticed a big difference in the cafe. We visited the Courtyard Cafe a few weeks ago and was served instant coffee...this is completely unacceptable and I was appalled that this was being sold. The quality has declined immensely and we are very disappointed to say the least!

Freddie, 17/Jun/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Fantastic venue seen paul weller,deacon blue, paloma faith ths year guy garvey the brilliant mr john newman and the kaiser chiefs fantastic venue although struggling getting transport this year from warren house campsite

Joe Martin, 24/May/2016

Erasure were awesome , along with Paloma Faith , world class

Tony Logue , 23/Mar/2016

An amazing venue. We are so lucky having such a stunning place right on our doorstep. Paul and Jacqui were great last year and I loved Paloma. This type of act (Will Young included) lend themselves so well to the feel of the forestry. I never would have even thought of going to an Erasure gig and that was possibly one of the best acts I have ever seen! The staff are a credit! I look forward to the acts every year!

David Michael Ward, 17/Mar/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Paul & Jacqui. Absolutely amazing. Live nearby, use the forest regularly, never been to a gig in the forest before though. Been and seen many great bands over the years. Always loved The Beautiful South, never had the opportunity to see them though. Totally blown away. This was my Christmas present so had a long wait but so worth it. Great venue and can't wait to go again

Si & Jill , 19/Jan/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

OK i admit it I'm addicted to Paul and Jacqui so if it had rained and was -5 i was gonna have a ball but what made it even better the venue and the staff were the best ever friendly and helpful it was all laid out closely and the food and facilities first class a great day out for anyone young or old i can't say enough Enjoy

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, 11/Dec/2015
5 Stars 5 Stars

Paloma was brilliant gret show as ever , Paul and Jacqui were amazing ,we were impressed with both shows , forestry staff are credit to the forestry commission , we are looking forward to next years concerts .

Colin Lynn Metclfe , 28/Nov/2015
5 Stars 5 Stars

Had an amazing time watching James Blunt at Dalby. Me and my boyfriend are big fans and it a was a fantastic atmosphere. Very well organised and friendly staff. Had a romantic walk to and from the concert area and had a lovely late night picnic under the stars at our tent.

Anonymous, 1/Nov/2015
5 Stars 5 Stars

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott were great/amazing -- they clearly loved singing to a crowd ---- Paloma Faith was good but was keen to escape --- her support act was terrible- rude and he did not deserve a break! There are always plenty of toilets and a good atmosphere! Looking forward to hearing who is playing in 2016

Anonymous, 1/Nov/2015
5 Stars 5 Stars

Paul and Jacqui were excellent! Fantastic venue, good choice of food, plenty of facilities and the music was sensational. Old songs, new songs something for everytone.

Sally, 4/Oct/2015
5 Stars 5 Stars

Great!

Anonymous, 11/Sep/2015
5 Stars 5 Stars

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott were both utterly fantastic. Great mix of old and new tracks, excellent sound quality, brilliant venue and atmosphere made for a really top night. Was really impressed by how well everything was organised and how professional and friendly the stewards were too! will be back!

Tamasin, 24/Jul/2015
5 Stars 5 Stars

Our second time to Dalby Forrest to see Paloma Faith. Fabulous! Both venue and act.

Paloma was her usual chatty self, and her singing was amazing.

Role on next time.

Lynn Allen, 24/Jul/2015
4 Stars 4 Stars

Paloma was great the support were lousy and rude

Getting in was excellent getting out a nightmare

Will think twice about returning sadly as the venue is ideal

Kaygo, 24/Jul/2015
3 Stars 3 Stars

Came to see paloma faith on Friday ... Love Dalby forest 5***** for venue . But the it went down hill. Support Band was dreadful, people round us in the crowd was like what rubbish. Then Paloma was ok but I felt she wasn't giving her all. Saving her voice for Glastonbury ? Maybe so.

Anonymous, 1/Jul/2015
5 Stars 5 Stars

What a great gig. Hurry upon announce dates and acts for 2016 so we can book!

Have you thought about booking comedians? Paul Heaton could do music and comedy!

Dave MacKay, 30/Jun/2015
5 Stars 5 Stars

Had an amazing night on Saturday, very well organised, I have to say the stewards and staff were so friendly it was a great atmosphere. Nothing at all to complain about and the weather was brill too :) can't wait to find out who's on next year!!

Sarah Marshall, 29/Jun/2015
5 Stars 5 Stars

Hi following our recent visit to the Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott concert on Saturday evening, I feel the need to give a review. This is in know way a criticism for the concert itself, we had an amazing night but this was not nearly the case as when we arrived we were faced with a very obstructive sound station? I am sure that this is a necessary part of the concert although I am not overly convinced that it could not have been further back providing a lot more people with a view of the band that they had paid a fairly large amount of money to see and not just listen to? We were quite fortunate in the fact that we did manage to get stage side of the monsterous sound block? I have been to other similar venues and do not remember one that is set up like this?

Mountlilly, 28/Jun/2015

Thanks for your comments, we are glad to hear you enjoyed the show and we'll take your comments into consideration when reviewing the event.

Forestry Commission Response
4 Stars 4 Stars

Only downside was exiting the car park, not unexpected though.

Excellent venue and we will certainly be returning.

Anonymous, 28/Jun/2015
3 Stars 3 Stars

Love the venue and the atmosphere however disappointed in Friday nights concert [26th June 2015] - supporting act was late and poorly received and followed by another long wait for Paloma who was excellent but her set seemed short compared to previous main performers. Biggest bug bear however was trying to leave by car from car park - spent thirty minutes going nowhere whilst priority was given to those on foot - needs to be sorted otherwise I and no doubt others will not attend another concert as long drive home as it is - real shame as so much effort obviously goes into putting on performances

Janet, 27/Jun/2015

Thanks for your comments, we are glad to hear you enjoyed the show and we'll take your comments into consideration when reviewing the event.

Forestry Commission Response
4 Stars 4 Stars

I was there last night to see Paloma Faith. Ive never been before so didn't know what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised. It was well organised, plenty of loos, good security, ample food/drink stalls if needed. All in all a really good experience. The 30 minute queue to get out was a bit tedious but we had been warned about it, and to be fair it would have been mayhem without the stewards directing traffic. Will deffo go again.

Louise Cope, 27/Jun/2015

Hi can anyone tell me any information I'm going to Paloma Faith tomorrow night and we are getting picked up/dropped off is there anywhere suitable for my boyfriend to park so we can get to him without getting into a lot of traffic from the car park? Also, is it something you can take camping chairs/picnic blankets to or is it somewhere where you stand up? Is there any restrictions with drink? Thank you!

Emily, 25/Jun/2015

You can taking folding chairs / rugs. Drink is permited but no glass and no cans, max 2 litres per person and no spirits. Full terms and conditions are at www.forestry.gov.uk/music or on the back of your ticket. There will be designated pick up and drop of point signposted, however cars using this would need to drop off and leave the site and return later.

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