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Stereophonics announce Forest Live gigs

One of Britain’s best live bands, Stereophonics, have announced dates as part of Forest Live, the summer concert series promoted by the Forestry Commission.

Since their Best Newcomer Brit Award in 1998 in acknowledgment of their debut album, ‘Word Gets Around’, Stereophonics went on to become arguably the UK’s most popular rock band of the new millennium. Their ascendancy was driven by a succession of top ten hits such as ‘The Bartender and the Thief’, ‘Just Looking’, ‘Mr Writer’, ‘Have a Nice Day’ and ‘Dakota’ and No 1 albums ‘Performance and Cocktails’, ‘Just Enough Education to Perform’, ‘You Gotta Go There To Come Back’, and ‘Language. Sex. Violence. Other?’ Stereophonics continued their success with further gold and platinum records and released their 10th studio album, ‘Scream Above The Sounds’ in 2017. Throughout their career they have played at some of the biggest venues to fans across the globe, establishing a reputation as one of the best live rock bands around. Stereophonics’ Forest Live performances will feature material from across their extensive back catalogue.

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. Money raised from ticket sales helps to look after the nation’s forests sustainably, for people to enjoy and wildlife to thrive.

Stereophonics + guests

Thursday 13 June: Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos.
Sunday 23 June: Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk.

Tickets £55 (plus £6 booking fee) go on sale at 9am Friday 18 January 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. 
https://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.

Release: 9.30am Monday 14 January 2019

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