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Stereophonics performing on stage at Forest Live in Thetford
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Forest Live 2020 cancelled

Forest Live, the summer concert series presented by Forestry England, where acts perform in spectacular woodland locations around the country has been cancelled.

Forestry England statement:

We are sorry to disappoint the Forest Live fans who were hoping to see bands in the nation’s forests this summer but we have cancelled Forest Live 2020 to keep everyone safe in line with recent government guidance on the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.

We really hope that everyone’s support to fight COVID-19 means the situation will have improved by the summer however, as well as our valued customers, we work with a large number of volunteers, artists and contractors, to make these concerts happen and have taken this decision in the interest of safety for everyone involved. 

Unfortunately, it is not possible for us to reschedule our concerts. Ticket holders will be contacted by their point of purchase and will be automatically refunded. We ask for your patience and understanding at this busy time.

We would like to send our deepest apologies to everyone who was hoping to see a Forest Live 2020 show. We were very excited to welcome you into forests across England to see some incredible live music.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to welcoming you back to Forest Live in 2021. 

Forest Live 2020 was set to feature headline performances by, among others, Jack Savoretti; Keane; Madness; Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds; Rag‘n’Bone Man, across the following venues in June: Bedgebury Pinetum, Kent; Cannock Chase Forest, Staffs; Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire; Sherwood Pines Forest, Notts; Thetford Forest, Suffolk; Westonbirt Arboretum, Glos. Going to a Forest Live concert helps look after the nation’s forests sustainably, with income from ticket sales helping to create beautiful places for people to enjoy, wildlife to flourish and trees to grow.

 Info: www.forestryengland.uk/music  

Notes to Editor

Forestry England... supporting the nation's forest:

Forestry England manages and cares for the nation’s 1,500 woods and forests, welcoming 230 million visits every year and shaping landscapes as England’s largest land manager. For more information visit forestryengland.uk. Forestry England is an agency of the Forestry Commission.

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.

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.

Media enquiries:

James Delanoy

e: james@delanoy.co.uk

t: 01223 812533 for Forestry England