Doves cancel Delamere Forest 2022 concert

We are sorry to announce that Doves have had to cancel their Delamere Forest concert scheduled to take place on Sunday 19 June 2022 as part of our Forest Live concert series.

Customers who booked for this performance with Forestry England will be reimbursed the value of their ticket(s) and their booking fee(s). If you booked with one of our approved agents, they will be in touch to outline the details of your refund.

Unfortunately, the concert cannot be rescheduled so we will be securing a new headline artist for this Forest Live date. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and our thoughts are with the band at this difficult time.

Doves have issued the following statements:

“We are gutted to have to say that all upcoming Doves live dates have to be cancelled. Our sincere apologies go out to everyone who has bought tickets, it’s news that we are finding incredibly difficult to put into words, knowing none will lessen your disappointment. Honestly, we feel it too. We have to take each other’s welfare as seriously as the music and, sadly, mental health issues simply mean that performing live isn’t possible for us at this time or for the immediate future."

Jimi Goodwin (Doves vocalist and bassist) issued this statement:

"I am unfortunately unable to commit to forthcoming Doves live dates, meaning they have to be cancelled. My decision to bow out, is believe me, not something I’ve taken lightly. One should never apologise for having issues with their mental health, but I do want to say ‘sorry’ to all that have bought tickets. I’m truly grateful for the patience, love and understanding of my brothers Andy, Jez and Rebelski. I’m also incredibly grateful for the support, love and appreciation folks have shown for Doves’ music over the years. The reception ‘The Universal Want’ received, our first LP in eleven years, left us immensely proud. What fantastic affirmation of Jez, Andy and I. Sunshine in these tumultuous times. Thank you."

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