Environmental Impact

Do the concerts affect the forests?

We have some of the country's leading wildlife and habitat experts among our staff. All venues are carefully vetted to ensure that they will not have undue impact on the local flora and fauna.

One of the many strengths of woodland is its robustness and ability to absorb sound. The sizes of the sites we use ensure we can select an appropriate area for the concert which causes little or no damage to the wider site.

After each concert litter teams clean the site. It takes about 72 hours to de-rig the infrastructure and return the site to its original state.

We work with local Police authorities to ensure there will be a smooth flow of traffic to and from all events. Sites are generally clear of traffic within one hour of closing the arena.

Why does Forestry England host concerts?

We are committed to helping people understand the importance of the woodlands. Through Forest Live we are able to reach new audiences, give them the opportunity to appreciate the nation's forests, and educate them on respecting the environment. 

Forest Live is a self-sustaining programme that generates revenue to support our management of woodlands and environmental projects. This includes initiatives that support the fight against climate change, the development of disused areas into community woodlands and more. 

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Audience enjoying live music festival in the forest
Everything you need to know about booking and receiving your tickets.
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Items you can and cannot bring into the arena.
Paul Weller performing on stage at Cannock Chase
How to get to our venues and essential timings.
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What to do on the day and what will be available.

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How can I get in touch?

The Customer Relations team are available Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm (plus Saturday and Sunday 9am-5pm during concert weekends).

Aerial view concert outdoors in a forest
Photo credit: Lee Blanchflower