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Jess Glynne has announced dates as part of Forest Live 2019, the summer concert series promoted by the Forestry Commission.

In 2014 a guest spot on Clean Bandit’s omnipresent pop-house smash ‘Rather Be’ brought Jess Glynne to prominence and with her debut album ‘I Cry When I Laugh’ the following year, she delivered one of the defining British pop records of the era. At the time of writing it has been a chart staple for 170 weeks with triple platinum sales. Her powerhouse vocal and fearless delivery have captured so many under her spell across a succession of hit singles such as ‘Right Here’, ‘Real Love’, ‘Hold My Hand’ and ‘Don't Be So Hard On Yourself’. Glynne's second studio album, Always In Between (2018) also debuted at Number 1 in the UK. Success continues with the singles ‘All I Am’ and ‘I'll Be There’, a seventh top spot giving Jess Glynne the record for most Number 1 singles scored by a British female solo artist.

Forest Live is a major outdoor live music series held every summer by Forestry Commission England in seven beautiful forests. Over 1.75 million people have attended a forest gig in the last eighteen years. With everything required for a great night out, including good food and drink, the concerts are renowned for their informal and relaxed atmosphere set to a spectacular forest backdrop. Money raised from ticket sales helps to look after the nation’s forests sustainably, for people to enjoy and wildlife to thrive.
Commenting on the shows Jess Glynne said “I do hope you can join me in the Summer as part of Forest Live. I am really looking forward to performing in these unique woodland locations around the country”.

Jess Glynne + guests

Saturday 22 June: Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk.

Sunday 23 June: Delamere Forest, near Northwich, Cheshire.

Friday 28 June: Sherwood Pines Forest, near Mansfield, Notts.

Saturday 29 June: Dalby Forest, near Pickering, North Yorkshire.

Friday 5 July: Cannock Chase Forest, near Rugeley, Staffs.

Tickets £44.50 (plus £4.95 booking fee) go on sale at 9am Friday 7 December from Forestry Commission box office tel 03000 680400 or buy online: www.forestryengland.uk/music 

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Note to Editors:

1. The Forestry Commission is the government department responsible in England for protecting, expanding and promoting the sustainable management of woods and forests and increasing their value to society and the environment. 

www.gov.uk/government/organisations/forestry-commission.

2. The nations’ forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission. http://www.forestryengland.uk

3. Twenty-four million people currently visit the nation’s forests every year, with 99.6% of England’s population living within 1 hour’s drive of a Forestry Commission wood or forest.

4. Forest Live is an independent programme organised by Forestry Commission England to bring forests to new audiences. Money raised has contributed to a wide range of projects, from wildlife conservation to making improvements for visitors.

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