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Your comments on Cannock Chase Forest, Staffordshire

4 Stars 4 Stars

Paloma Faith was awesome, the only issue was leaving! I mean you turned left or right out the car park how hard can that be?

Phil, 4/Jul/2018
5 Stars 5 Stars

George Ezra .. what a party!! Would love him to come back next year! great event, perfect venue, well organised, lovely atmosphere and perfect weather too. Loved it.

Dawn, 3/Jul/2018
4 Stars 4 Stars

Me and my wife loved George Ezra but very disappointed got there at 17.30 .The gates opened at 1800. Then waited till 9.00 pm for George Ezra. His performance was amazing but he finished at 10.15pm. It seemed that he was not on for long.

Also trying to get off the site was shambolic took us an hour it reminded me of the cars movie cars were coming from every where there was no direction surprising there was not a crash. I will be parking outside the site next time.

kenny lewis, 2/Jul/2018
5 Stars 5 Stars

Went to see George Ezra last night...... absolutely amazing.

We took our son who has severe learning difficulties. It is quite a challenge for us to go to an event like this. The facilities for the disabled were excellent. The arrangements for parking and entrance to the venue were very close. The staff were happy and friendly. The disabled toilets were manned so we didn't have to wait. The evening went smoothly, well done Cannock Chase for making our evening special. Can't wait for next year.

Tricia , 2/Jul/2018
2 Stars 2 Stars

Went to the George Ezra event which was brilliant. Unfortunately at the ens there was very poor traffic management and it was a little bit chaotic trying to get out. Put us off coming in future years.

Anonymous, 2/Jul/2018

So many people smoking and throwing their butt ends on the grass. Why wasn't there a non smoking ban due to the fire risk.

Samantha Jones, 1/Jul/2018

Had a great night tonight watching billy Bragg and Paul Heaton. My only complaint was it was advertised as a family event but there was lots of swearing- which I wasn't expecting as I took my three year old with me. It was a great venue though and enjoyed it

Anonymous, 1/Jul/2018

Long queues to get in caused by security looking for cans ,why you cant take a can in and put it in a bin when finished I dont know but security walking around drinking coke out of cans bit hipocritical and the sound engineers tent needs moving loads of space waisted because of this.

Chris , 30/Jun/2018
5 Stars 5 Stars

Well organised event in a brilliant setting. I have enjoyed Robert Plant and Beautiful South in recent years.

clive, 30/Jun/2018

Would it be possible to arrange coaches from main towns ie Stafford Cannock etc to avoid the chaos of all the taxis turning up ???

Susan Voss , 30/Jun/2018

Has anyone any idea of line up this year please ?

Anonymous, 27/Jan/2018

2018 line up is here: www.forestry.gov.uk/music

Forestry Commission Response
5 Stars 5 Stars

My friend and I have been to a number of concerts on Cannock Chase. Paloma Faith, Paul Heaton + Jacqui Abbott + Rick Astley to name a few. Every year is a memorable event for us. Brilliantly organised!

A picturesque venue with an amazing atmosphere! We enjoy going back year after year. Looking forward to George Ezra.

Marian Smialowska, 24/Jan/2018
2 Stars 2 Stars

been 2 times now,last year Tom Jones ,3 years ago Robert Plant.why does the sound/lighting tent have to be right in the centre near the stage?, a third of the arena doesn't have a view of the stage.it spoilt it for us.

LINSAY SAVAGE, 10/Jan/2018

Thank you for your feedback. The sound tent position is required for operational reasons, however visitors can choose their own position within the arena.

Forestry Commission Response
5 Stars 5 Stars

Been to Cannock Chase Venue for the last few years, seen Paul Weller, Kaiser Chiefs, Tom Jones, Elbow, Simple Minds; great venue, fantastic atmosphere, looking forward to 2018's lineup - looking good so far!!

MICHELE, 8/Jan/2018
5 Stars 5 Stars

Seen Tom Jones 2017, Amazing set up. would love to go again depending on the featuring artists

Tiffany, 5/Jan/2018

We went to see sir tom fantastic concert, only draw back, we was in disabled area as mark has to use a wheelchair the disabled area is on top so view to stage is good until artists come on stage then everyone else in normal area stand up then you really cannot see anything which we really tried not to let it spoil the concert but unfortunately it did as you could only hear tom sing , would be so much better if the area haad been at top but in middle section not on the side and our opinions were shared by 90% of people in this area so please organizers sit in a wheelchair with people standing in front of you before deciding where to put disabled area, otherwise well done to you all who were working that night.

mark and Charlie , 5/Jan/2018

Thank you for your feedback, which will be considered when planning for events in the future.

Forestry Commission Response
5 Stars 5 Stars

We came here to see Rick Astley and it was fab. You had a great view as it was on a slope and the staff, food and drinks were all great. Can't wait for 2018 tickets to go on sale so we can go again!

Sarah Gilbert, 8/Nov/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

It was our first chase concert to see Rick Astley, he was fantastic. I think it's important to have a great location to add to the concert, everything was spot on - brilliant!

Steve & Julie, 20/Oct/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

We have seen around 12 gigs on the chase' all have been fantastic a real great night out. Good atmosphere and very well organised. Can't wait to go again.

Dawn Dewsbury, 19/Oct/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Went to see Rick Astley , first visit here for me. Fab venue, well looked after, clean loos! Looking forward to 2018.

Julie, 18/Oct/2017
4 Stars 4 Stars

Im disabled and went to see Sir Tom Jones, we got there early, the staff where amazing, lots of help, the venue was clean, well organised, all was good until sir tom came on stage and people stood in front of my wheel chair even though i was in the disabled area and i could not see him. The people in front saw me sat there and continued to stand in front of me. So i was disappointed in the face i did not get to see my idol all but for a few seconds

Anonymous, 17/Oct/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Been to a couple of these events and I have to say Elbow were awesome best yet! Great location and the organisation of the events is brilliant! Highly recommend

Lesley, 17/Oct/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

First time at Cannock Chase for a gig - great setting and saw the amazing Tom Jones - brilliant night. Easy access and parking, no queues for food or drink and only small queues for loos so well done. Prices for food and drink were good too - made a difference so thank you

Sandra , 24/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Fabulous venue very well looked after by the staff.

Anonymous, 24/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Been to 17 gigs on Chase. Elbow were outstanding best act Ive seen up there with Tom Jones close behind.

Always a party atmosphere bring on 2018 !!!

Dave, 13/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Been to 17 gigs on Chase. Elbow were outstanding best act Ive seen up there with Tom Jones close behind.

Always a party atmosphere bring on 2018 !!!

Dave, 13/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Saw Tom Jones on 9th July, first visit to the venue and was really pleased. Got there nice and early and managed to get pretty close to the stage with a good view. Plenty of food choices and not massively overpriced. Bit difficult getting out, but no worse than other concerts we have attended.

Steph and Harry, 13/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Came to see Elbow .first concert we have been to in the forest .Amazed at the politeness of staff . Very well organised . WELL DONE to all concerned .

christopher flynn, 13/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Thank you for what was a superb night seeing Sir Tom Jones. ...awesome.From the minute I turned into Birches Valley the whole experience was First Class. Directed to disabled parking;lots of staff in hand to help. Venue..weather..sound..crowd..staff again...got out in 10mins..ease of parking..toilets...and of course the one and Only Sir Tom. PERFECT. first visit, but to coin a phrase "I will be back!!!" Xx

roz, 10/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Travelled up from Wales for sir tom what a venue excellent staff cleanliness atmosphere everything was fantastic can't wait to see what's on next year as we will be booking again

Only downside was taxi didn't turn up

Jackie morrgan, 10/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Went to see Rick Astley on Saturday. Fabulous, just fabulous. He was brilliant, staff and organisation of event fabulous and atmosphere fabulous. Can't wait to see who's on next year!

Jayne Aston, 10/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

First time to a concert here. What a great time we all had! The event was very well organised, the staff were lovely, view was great, Rick was fab and the weather was good too. What more could you ask for? Yes, had to queue for a while to get out but that didnt spoil it at all. Will be back for definite.

Beverley, 10/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

I have a disability where I find walking a problem I just wanted to say how helpful and kind the attendants were at the Tom Jones concert last night thank you

Leslie Fisher, 10/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

First visit last night! What a fab venue, couldn't fault it! Well done to all the staff

Ali, 9/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Went to see Rick Astley at Cannock Chase lst night. What a well organised event. Easy to get in and out of, staff were great. Fab night, will defo be back in the future.....well done forestry commission - some others need to learn from you!

Anonymous, 9/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Saw Rick Astley last night, it was my first visit to the venue and was really Iimpressed. The staff were really friendly and efficient, the toilets were plentiful and clean, and the view of the stage was great. The atmosphere was good. The one and only downside was the wait to get off the car park,,we had a wait of 1 hour before we even moved and then it was a bit of a free for all with some drivers getting a little aggressive.

Netty , 9/Jul/2017

Thanks for your feedback. We do try to get everyone on their way as soon as possible and we are sorry you experienced delays.

Forestry Commission Response
4 Stars 4 Stars

A great night with Elbow, ruined by the pathetic arrangements to exit the site. We left before the encore to beat the traffic jams. But it still took 1 hour 20 minutes to leave the car parks. Stewards were useless and had no idea what to do. A complete joke!

Paul ( Stafford) , 8/Jul/2017

Sorry to hear of the delays you experienced. It can take some time to leave the site and with the high volume of cars this is unavoidable. Please be assured we are doing all we can to get everyone on their way as soon as possible. Thanks for your feedback.

Forestry Commission Response

Fantastic night at Elbow. Thank you everyone at Forest Live for the excellent organisation and management!

Anonymous, 8/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

friend and I have been to see UB40 and simply red excellent venue

lynda elwell, 7/Jul/2017

Been too lots of concerts so well organized, staff so helpful. 2015 the toilets we're constantly cleaned Not so clean 2016. The atmosphere is great. Well done everyone involved

Anonymous, 29/Jun/2017
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