Paul Weller announces Forest Live gigs
Paul Weller has announced dates as part of Forest Live 2023, the summer concert series presented by Forestry England.
Paul Weller has enjoyed an incredible 50 years making music. From his era-defining breakthrough with The Jam, reinvention via The Style Council, and formidable career as a solo artist, Paul has scored a string of Number 1 albums and singles. Constantly creating forward-thinking music, the ever-changing Weller has connected with fans across the generations and is regarded as a cultural icon of British music. A Forest Live stalwart, Paul has made a record-breaking 25 appearances as part of the concert series since his debut in 2004, the most by any artist and all to sold-out crowds.
Forest Live is a major outdoor live music series that introduces forests to new audiences in unique, natural woodland arenas around the country. Over 2 million people have attended a Forest Live gig in the last twenty-two 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. Last year they planted some 6.8 million trees, caring for the nation’s 1,500 woods and forests sustainably and welcoming 363 million visits annually.
Commenting on the dates, Paul Weller said, “I am very happy to be playing the Forest Live gigs again as they are always such great shows with such a great audience! See you there.”
Paul Weller + special guests
Thursday 8 June: Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos.
Friday 9 June: Cannock Chase Forest, near Rugeley, Staffs.
Saturday 17 June: Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk.
Tickets on sale from 9am Friday 20th January at www.forestryengland.uk/music.
Notes to Editor
Forestry England supporting the nation’s forests:
Forestry England manages and cares for the nation’s 1,500 woods and forests 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. Wildlife reintroduction projects include beavers, chequered skipper butterflies, pine martens and pool frogs.
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. Last year 65 different species of tree were planted. 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 puts sustainability at the heart of the nation’s forests and all we do. We are committed to evolving our business and organisation to become carbon-lean and climate-friendly across our forest operations, landscape management decisions and other activities. Read our environmental statement
James Delanoy firstname.lastname@example.org / tel 01223 812533 for Forestry England