Doves announce Forest Live gig for the summer

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Doves announce Forest Live gig for the summer

Doves have announced a special home-forest show as part of Forest Live 2021, the summer concert series presented by Forestry England.

Following a break from recording for over a decade, Doves made a triumphant return to the charts in 2020, rewarding their patient fans with the No 1 album ‘The Universal Want’. The Forest Live gig will be one of the first opportunities to hear the Manchester band performing material from their latest release live, as well as delving into a rich back catalogue from previous albums ‘Lost Souls’, ‘The Last Broadcast’, ‘Some Cities’ and ‘Kingdom of Rust’. Doves: Jimi Goodwin (bass, vocals, guitar), Andy Williams (drums, vocals) and Jez Williams (guitar, vocals), last played Delamere Forest as part of Forest Live to a sell-out crowd in 2009.

Forest Live is a major outdoor live music series that introduces forests to new audiences in unique, natural woodland arenas around the country. Over 1.9 million people have attended a Forest Live gig in the last twenty years, enjoying great music and supporting the nation’s forests when buying a ticket. Going to a concert helps Forestry England create beautiful places for people to enjoy, run important conservation projects and keep growing trees. Every year they plant some 8 million trees sustainably, caring for the nation’s 1,500 woods and forests and welcoming 230 million visits annually.

Doves + special guests
Sunday 20 June: Delamere Forest, near Northwich, Cheshire.
Tickets available from 9am Friday 6


Notes to Editor

Forestry England is England’s largest land manager. For more information visit 

Wildlife - Forestry England manages the biggest and most diverse area of land in England. From forests to heathlands, mountains to moors, farmland to urban green spaces. Over half of our landscapes are covered by statutory designations, including Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs), Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) and National Parks making them some of the most valuable habitats for nature. Recently we have reintroduced sea eagles and pine martens back to the countryside.

People - Forestry England encourages adventures on their 1,800 miles of trails. 99% of people live within an hour’s drive of one of our forests. 

Timber - Forestry England plants and harvests millions of trees every year to keep them sustainably supplying around half of the country’s home-grown timber. The timber is used in everything from homebuilding to furniture–making.

Businesses - Forestry England supports local businesses with over 500 private companies operating in the nation’s forests.

Reducing our environmental impact – Forestry England will: create less waste and increase the amount we reuse and recycle; use less energy and reduce our reliance on fossil fuels; travel less and use more sustainable modes when we do; take a whole life-cycle approach to developing new opportunities and purchases; use less water. Read our environmental statement

Media enquiries:

James Delanoy
t: 01223 812533 for Forestry England