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Paloma Faith has announced a welcome return to seven spectacular woodland locations this summer as part of Forest Live, the Forestry Commission’s outdoor concert series, having performed to sell-out crowds in 2013.
Paloma’s third album ‘A Perfect Contradiction’ was one of the huge success stories of 2014 and her fastest selling album to date, certified platinum and scoring hit singles with, ‘Only Love Can Hurt Like This’ and ‘Can’t Rely On You’. As a side project she notched up her first number one collaborating with British drum and bass duo Sigma on the single ‘Changing’. Debut album ‘Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful?’ and follow-up ‘Fall To Grace’ have also contributed to sales of over 1.7 million in the UK alone; no mean feat for an artist only three records into their career.
Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission to bring forests to new audiences.
Income generated from ticket sales is spent on protecting, improving and expanding England’s forests and woodlands and increasing their value to people and wildlife. Over Forest Live’s 14 year history, money raised has contributed to a wide range of projects, from wildlife conservation to making improvements for visitors.
With everything required for a great night out, including full catering and bar facilities, the gigs are renowned for their relaxed atmosphere.
Commenting on the forest show, Paloma Faith said, “I am so excited to do the forest tour. I did it before and had such a wonderful time. We are very lucky in Britain to have such a beautiful and diverse landscape and I am excited to play for you there again. See you all in the summer. ”
Paloma Faith plus guests:
Friday 19 June: Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos.
Saturday 20 June: Bedgebury Pinetum, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
Friday 26 June: Dalby Forest, near Pickering, N Yorks.
Sunday 28 June: Sherwood Pines, Edwinstowe, near Mansfield, Notts.
Friday 3 July: Delamere Forest, near Northwich, Cheshire.
Saturday 4 July: Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk.
Friday 10 July: Cannock Chase Forest, near Rugeley, Staffs.
Tickets: £38.50 (plus £3.85 booking fee) go on sale Friday 23 January from the Forestry Commission box office tel: 03000 680400, or buy online at www.forestry.gov.uk/music.
Release: Monday 19 January 2015
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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. Further information can be found at www.forestry.gov.uk/england. 18% of the country's woods and forests are managed by the Forestry Commission. In England, more than 50% of the population live within 10km of a Forestry Commission managed wood or forest.
2. The music programme was first launched in 2001 at four Forestry Commission venues. Now looking forward to its 15th season, Forest Live gigs take place at seven fantastic forest locations in England and are well known for their amazing atmosphere and top class acts. Over one million music fans have attended Forest Live concerts.