The Charlatans + Johnny Marr at Cannock Chase Forest

About The Charlatans + Johnny Marr

The Charlatans and guitar icon Johnny Marr will be performing at Cannock Chase Forest for a joint headline show.

Indie stalwarts, The Charlatans formed in 1988, and Tim Burgess and co have since had a string of hit singles including ‘The Only One I Know’, ‘Just When You’re Thinkin’ Things Over’, ‘One To Another’ and ‘North Country Girl’. The Charlatans have notched up 13 Top 40 studio albums – three of them number ones – alongside 22 Top 40 singles, four of them Top 10 hits. More recently The Charlatans released a career-spanning vinyl box collection ‘A Head Full Of Ideas’. Following rave reviews for their current UK tour, the band will take to the stage after Johnny Marr to close the show at Staffordshire’s Cannock Chase in June. 

One of the most respected musicians and songwriters of his generation (and Ivor Novello Inspiration and NME Godlike Genius), Johnny Marr formed The Smiths in 1982. The Smiths attained commercial success and critical acclaim with Marr’s jangle pop guitar style defining the band’s sound and that of many to follow in their footsteps. They separated in 1987 and Marr went on to become a member of many iconic bands including The Pretenders, The The, Electronic, Modest Mouse and The Cribs. He has also collaborated with huge stars including Pet Shop Boys, Bryan Ferry, Talking Heads and Hans Zimmer.   

About Cannock Chase Forest

Our natural amphitheatre arena at Cannock Chase Forest is located in the heart of the Midlands. Cannock Chase is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and is the biggest outdoor pursuits tourist attraction in Staffordshire.

The Charlatans + Johnny Marr joins Anne-Marie at Forest Live 2024 in Cannock Chase Forest.

About Forest Live

Forest Live is a major live music series held in our nation’s forests. Join us among the trees to hear the best live music, connect with nature and discover unique locations across the country. 

This is the ideal concert experience taking place in beautiful natural woodland arenas every summer, with a relaxed atmosphere and an incredible soundtrack.

Buying tickets from Forestry England helps to grow and protect our nation’s forests for generations to come.