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Madness announce Forest Live dates for the summer

Madness have announced dates as part of Forest Live 2021, the summer concert series presented by Forestry England.

Drawing on their musical roots in ska, Madness were 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 became the UK’s consummate singles group with a huge haul of hits such as ‘One Step Beyond’, ‘My Girl’, ‘Baggy Trousers’, ‘Embarrassment’, ‘Grey Day’, ‘House Of Fun’, ‘Driving In My Car’, ‘Our House’ and ‘Wings Of A Dove’. Last year, Madness celebrated their 40th Anniversary, testament to the band’s enduring popularity as music makers, with the loyal ‘Madheads’ fanbase always craving their legendary live shows.

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.

Madness with special guests The Farm and guest support Emily Capell
Saturday 12 June: Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos.
Saturday 19 June: Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk.

Tickets on sale from 9am Friday 23 October at www.forestryengland.uk/music

Info:
forestryengland.uk/music
madness.co.uk

Notes to Editor

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

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
e: james@delanoy.co.uk

t: 01223 812533 for Forestry England