Forestry Commission logo

User Comments

Your comments on Cannock Chase Forest, Staffordshire

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
5 Stars 5 Stars

We had as really good night last year at Paul Heaton. Venue is ideal, a natural amphitheatre, and access in and out was fast.

simon wheway, 20/Jun/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

This is a great venue,easy to get to and local to me.

We have seen a number or performances, including The Feeling,Status Quo, Simply Red, Paloma Faith an the legend who is Robert Plant.

Long may it continue.

Mark Birch , 17/Jan/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

atmosphere sooooo good you really should do more concerts up there :)

laura roadway, 13/Jan/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Fantastic! We attend this event every year....we've seen James Morrison, Keane, Paul Weller twice, Will Young, Erasure, Blondie, Paul Heaton & Jacquie Abbot. Absolutely brilliant! Event is well organised and the staff are helpful and professional, especially in 2014 when I had both feet in plaster! Can't wait for this year!

Kirsty Johnson, 1/Jan/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

One of the best days ever Paloma Faith. Well organised freindly staff and excellent venue

Brian, 26/Nov/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

We've been going to these events since 2009 and have seen some great concerts. The events have always been first class and we have always thoroughly enjoyed ourselves - even when faced with typical English festival weather! I can't understand why so many people are complaining about getting out of the car park after the event. OK so it can take 30 minutes - we've spent more time getting out of the NEC. people need to remember that the parking staff are not professionals and they are doing their best.

Dave Lindsey, 23/Nov/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Brilliant venue..well managed and organised...Some brilliant artists over the years....keep it going..you'll never be left with unsold tickets...thanks for all you do to keep success going.

jill watkiss, 14/Nov/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Absolutely loved the James Bay concert. He was awesome & so was the venue. Such a chilled out atmosphere & well organised. Would defo love to go back to Cannock chase for more concerts. My favourite place so far.

Sarah bond, 13/Aug/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Had an absolutely amazing time watching James Bay! Facilities were great and parked right next to concert area. Can't wait for more acts to perform here again as I would love to come back!

Georgie, 3/Aug/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Kaiser Chiefs were amazing, well organised event !!!

CC, 15/Jul/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

First concert we've been to Kaiser Chiefs amazing, can't wait till line up comes out for next year

Tina, 12/Jul/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Seen Kaiser Cheifs last night, well impressed with the venue, cant wait to see next years line up. definitely coming back probably with more numbers. Loved It

Roy & Kelly, 11/Jul/2016
| Back to Cannock Chase Forest, Staffordshire

England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.