Olly Murs announces Forest Live show at Cannock Chase Forest

Olly Murs

Olly Murs announces Forest Live show at Cannock Chase Forest

Forest Live, the summer concert series presented by Forestry England, has announced that singer-songwriter and solid-gold popstar Olly Murs will perform a headline show against the unique outdoor backdrop of Cannock Chase Forest on 29 June 2024.

Returning to Forest Live seven years on from his last appearance at the series, 2024 will see Olly Murs perform at Cannock Chase Forest for the first time after sold-out shows at Westonbirt Arboretum and Thetford Forest in previous years.

Olly Murs first burst onto the scene with his double-platinum self-titled album in 2010, before a near back-to-back run of four Number One singles and four Number One albums. The charismatic singer-songwriter and self-made showman has since racked up a string of greatest hits including “Troublemaker (feat. Flo Rida)”, “Dance With Me Tonight”, “Heart Skips a Beat (feat. Rizzle Kicks)”, “Dear Darlin’” and “Please Don’t Let Me Go”.

With his infectious personality catapulting him to widespread acclaim, Murs has also appeared front-and-centre as host of ITV’s Starstruck and featured as a coach on six consecutive series of The Voice. His most recent album ‘Marry Me’ was released in 2022, and saw the artist at his most ambitious, punchiest and poppiest to-date.

Olly Murs is the latest headliner to be announced for the esteemed concert series, with Cannock Chase Forest also hosting globally renowned popstar Anne-Marie on 27 June and a co-headline show from indie icons The Charlatans and Johnny Marr on 28 June.

Forestry England uses the money Forest Live raises to maintain beautiful natural areas for everyone to enjoy, run important conservation projects and keep growing trees. Last year they planted some 7.4 million trees, caring for the nation’s 1,500 woods and forests sustainably and welcoming 291 million visits in 2022-23. Everyone in England lives within a one-hour drive of one of the nation’s forests. Over two million people have enjoyed the Forest Live gigs over the last twenty-three years.

In 2024, Forest Live present the concerts in partnership with Live Nation’s Cuffe & Taylor for the first time. Gigs will take place at six forests throughout England — Delamere Forest, Dalby Forest, Sherwood Pines, High Lodge Thetford Forest, Westonbirt Arboretum and Cannock Chase Forest.

Fans can sign up for information, announcements, and exclusive pre-sale access at forestlive.com. Pre-sale tickets will be available at 9am on Thursday 22 February before they go on general sale at 9am on Friday 23 February.

Notes to Editors

About Forestry England

Forestry England manages and cares for the nation’s 1,500 woods and forests, with over 291 million visits in 2022/23. As England’s largest land manager, we shape landscapes and enhance forests for people to enjoy, wildlife to flourish and businesses to grow. 

We are continuing the work we have already started to make the nation’s forests resilient to climate change and by 2026 we will:    

  • create at least 6,000 more hectares where we integrate wilding activities in our productive forests. 
  • increase the diversity of visitors to the nation’s forests and have one million hours of high-quality volunteer time given to the nation’s forests. 
  • plant at least 2,000 hectares of new, high quality, predominantly broadleaf woodlands 

About Cuffe & Taylor

Cuffe & Taylor is one of the UK’s top live music, theatre and event promoters. Established for more than 10 years and part of the Live Nation family, they present breath-taking tours, festivals and shows across the UK filling football stadiums, arenas, theatres and major historical sites.

Cuffe & Taylor’s roster of artists is extensive and varied including Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Britney Spears, Rod Stewart, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, Lewis Capaldi, Sir Tom Jones, Bryan Adams, Kylie, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Stereophonics, George Ezra, The Strokes, Sam Fender and Def Leppard. They also operate a hugely successful theatre touring department across the UK and internationally programming thousands of nights of entertainment ranging from live podcasts, screen-to-stage TV adaptations and musical theatre. In 2023 they were recipients of an Olivier Award, for Best Family Show, for their original production of ‘Hey Duggee - The Live Theatre Show’.  

About Live Nation

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts and Live Nation Media & Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com

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