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About Madness

Following on from sold-out Forest Live 2022 performances, Madness have announced dates for 2023 as part of the annual concert series presented by Forestry England.

Drawing on their musical roots in pop and ska, Madness are responsible for some of the most credible pop compositions of their generation with the ability to write songs that sparkle with the spirit of British life.

Creating their trademark ‘nutty’ sound, they have a huge haul of hits such as ‘One Step Beyond’, ‘My Girl’, ‘Baggy Trousers’, ‘Embarrassment’, ‘It Must Be Love’, ‘House Of Fun’, ‘Driving In My Car’, ‘Our House’ and ‘Wings Of A Dove’. 

Special guest Hollie Cook and support The Hawkmen will also perform on the night. 




Priority Parking Available

Priority parking is available at Cannock Chase Forest this year. It costs £25 per vehicle, on a grass surface, close to the pedestrian entrance with a dedicated fast entry gate. The location of priority parking will also enable a quicker exit from the site. Pre-booking is essential.

Standard parking in the main concert car parks is free of charge. All concert car parks open from 4pm for Cannock concerts.

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Coach Travel Available

We’ve teamed up with Big Green Coach to offer a convenient, environmentally friendly and carbon neutral travel option for some of our concerts. You can add-on your coach ticket when purchasing your concert tickets from us or you can book coach travel separately through the Big Green Coach website.

Coach travel is available from £28 return. We have pick up points at Birmingham and Wolverhampton.   

Please check the Big Green Coach website before booking for full details, including departure times, pick up locations and terms and conditions.

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Set times

  • Gates open at 6pm
  • 6.45pm to 7.15pm - The Hawkmen
  • 7.45pm to 8.30pm - Hollie Cook
  • 9pm to 10.35pm – Madness

All times are approximate and subject to change on the day.