Forest Live Bedgebury Pinetum stage and audience twilight
David Jenner

Forest Live postponed to 2022

Forest Live, the outdoor summer concert series presented by Forestry England, where acts perform in spectacular woodland locations around the country has been postponed to 2022.

Forestry England statement:

“The Government’s roadmap out of lockdown has made it clear that we cannot hold our Forest Live concerts this summer. We are extremely disappointed, but this is the best way to keep our valued customers safe, as well as the staff, volunteers, contractors and artists that make Forest Live possible.

We look forward to welcoming Forest Live fans to see their favourite artists performing in the nation’s forests next year. We are delighted to confirm that all Forest Live 2021 headline acts have been able to reschedule all their performances and will be joining us in June 2022. All bookings remain valid for the 2022 dates and customers will be contacted by their point of purchase. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

We would like to send our deepest apologies to everyone who was hoping to come to a Forest Live gig this summer. We can’t wait to experience the best live music in our beautiful forests with you next year and thank you very much for your continued support.”

Full listing of confirmed dates for Forest Live 2022:


Friday 10 June: Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos.

Saturday 11 June: Cannock Chase Forest, near Rugeley, Staffs.

Friday 17 June: Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk.

Saturday 18 June: Delamere Forest, near Northwich, Cheshire. 

Rag‘n’Bone Man

Thursday 9 June: Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos.

Friday 10 June: Cannock Chase Forest, near Rugeley, Staffs.

Thursday 16 June: Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk.

Jess Glynne

Thursday 9 June: Cannock Chase Forest, near Rugeley, Staffs.

Sunday 12 June: Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos.

Sunday 19 June: Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk.


Saturday 11 June: Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos.

Saturday 18 June: Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk.


Sunday 19 June: Delamere Forest, near Northwich, Cheshire.

Further acts to be announced.


Notes to Editor

About Forest Live

Forest Live is a major outdoor live music series held in June 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.

Forestry England

Is England’s largest land manager. For more information visit 


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.


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. 


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.


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.