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Bedgebury Pinetum, Dalby Forest and Sherwood Pines will be taking a break from Forest Live in 2021

Sadly, we will not be holding Forest Live concerts at Bedgebury Pinetum, Dalby Forest and Sherwood Pines in 2021. This difficult decision follows the cancellation of Forest Live 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19) and the challenges this presented.

We have reviewed our whole Forest Live concert series and had to take this decision so that the Forest Live programme can continue to generate funds that will support Forestry England to look after the nation’s forests and woods sustainably.

Forest Live concerts at each of these locations have always had a magical atmosphere. Like many of you, we have cherished memories of seeing phenomenal live acts beneath the trees and we miss seeing performances here.

We understand the news of our 2021 plans will be disappointing, but we hope to start working on other exciting events and activities for the future, so that you have other great reasons to come and enjoy the forest. 

Forest Live will be taking place in four beautiful, outdoor, forest locations this year, and we welcome you to join us for any of our 2021 concerts.

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting concerts at Delamere Forest again this year, after this location took a break in 2020 for redevelopment work.

Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Gloucestershire: Thursday 10 June, Friday 11 June, Saturday 12 June and Sunday 13 June.

Cannock Chase Forest, near Rugeley, Staffordshire: Thursday 10 June*, Friday 11 June, Saturday 12 June and Sunday 13 June.

High Lodge, Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk: Thursday 17 June, Friday 18 June, Saturday 19 June and Sunday 20 June

Delamere Forest, near Northwich, Cheshire: Friday 18 June, Saturday 19 June and Sunday 20 June 

*subject to licence

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Held annually in beautiful forest locations across the country, Forest Live is a major live music series managed by Forestry England.

With everything required for a great night out, our concerts are renowned for their relaxed atmosphere and spectacular forest backdrops.

Income generated from ticket sales helps look after the nation’s forests sustainably, for people to enjoy and wildlife to thrive.

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